Board track, or motordrome, racing was a type of motor sport, popular in the United States between the second and third decades of the 20th century, where competition was conducted on oval race courses with surfaces composed of wooden planks. Although the tracks most often used motorcycles, many different types of racing automobiles also competed, enough so as to see the majority of the 1920s American national championship races contested at such venues. By the early 1930s, board track racing had fallen out of favour, and into eventual obsolescence, due to both its perceived dangers and the high cost of maintenance of the wooden racing surfaces. However, several of its most notable aspects have continued to influence American motor sports philosophy to the present day, including: A technical emphasis on raw speed produced by the steep inclinations; ample track width to allow steady overtaking between competitors; and the development of extensive grandstands surrounding many of the courses.
BOARD TRACK RACER no reserve Most Merkels were orange but there were a few black ones,this is a tribute to those rare black merkels.last picture is oneof those realones,its a museum piece today RETAIL IS 2500THE STARTING PRICE is 1.00 I trust ppl will see the time takenand the subtle details in the patina worklike the silver edging on forks and number plate etc etc
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hand crafted gas tank patina paint jobvintage saddle/seatmotorized bicycle engine 35mphlarge 3 inch wide tireheavy duty girder forksnumber race plate, left open for your number choice cruise or display as a collectors item Very good looking little toy to show off at the local meet.It is not street legal and is operated as a motorized bicycle.
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