A glimpse at yesteryear

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A glimpse at yesteryear

Post  paul on Fri 17 Apr 2015, 11:06 pm

With Anzac day just around the corner , I thought it fitting to post this link I had sent to me .
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http://www.filmpreservation.org/preserved-films/screening-room/u-s-navy-documentary-1915

Not bikes , but interesting none the less  Very Happy

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Post  Chook on Sat 18 Apr 2015, 5:28 am

I've had a bit of a browse on the site, this one of motorcycle racing on timber surfaced banked tracks in 1921 is pretty cool

http://www.filmpreservation.org/preserved-films/screening-room/beverly-hills-board-track-racing-1921


“Murderdromes”—that was the nickname given to the motordromes used in the early days of motorcycle racing. These circular wooden tracks, surfaced with two-by-fours, were modeled after the courses used for bicycle racing but with steeper banking, which enabled riders to maintain speed as they took the curves. Unfortunately, the banking—as much as 60 degrees—made for not only higher speeds but also for more deadly accidents. Because the grandstands were sometimes located above the uppermost edge of the track, even spectators were not immune to danger.
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Post  paul on Sat 18 Apr 2015, 10:15 am

Love it .Burns escapes from hospital " full of splinters " & then goes on to win  Laughing

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