Category Archives: Racing Harleys

Various factory and priveteer racing Harleys.

Harley 8 Valve Racer..

I wanted to share some additional research I’d found about a beautiful and rare Harley that I learned about because I saw a beautiful picture.  The bike is an 8 valve Harley racer.  In the pictures I’d seen, what makes … Continue reading

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Harley-Davidson’s First Land Speed Record

A large part of the reason Harley-Davidson is the leading US Motorcycle manufacturer after more than 100 years was its early reputation of reliability and speed established by many racing and hill climb successes. Walter Davidson himself won the 7th … Continue reading

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1914 Dodge City 300 Motorcycle Races – “The Coyote Classic”

Originally posted on Riding Vintage. The inaugural Dodge City 300 was held on July 4, 1914 on a 2-mile oval dirt track located northeast of town.   This was an officially sanctioned event of the FAM (Federation of American Motorcyclist) … Continue reading

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Jim Davis – Harley Motorcycle Racing Legend

Originally posted on Riding Vintage When people talk about early motorcycle racing legends, one of the first names that comes to mind is Jim Davis.  His racing career spanned more than two decades, riding bikes for both Harley-Davidson and Indian … Continue reading

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Gene Walker and the Four Valve Classic Harley-Davidson Racer?

David Morrill of Deadly Dave’s Blog They say a pictures worth a thousand words, and this old photo is certainly worth a few. To start with, Daytona 200 winner Don Emde sent me this photo as part of some research I … Continue reading

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1934 Harley-Davidson CAC Classic Motorcycle Racer

Originally posted on Riding Vintage. In the 1930′s, speedway racing was rising in popularity across the US. British JAP and Rudge machines dominated the sport, racing on tracks covered with fine cinders (a by product of coal fired plants). This … Continue reading

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Random Harley JDH Two Cam Bobber, Cut Down and Hillclimber Classic Motorcycles

Just a few random photos of some classic cut down JDH Two Cam hot rods. Classic Cut Down, Bobber, Hillclimber Harley motorcycles. This last motorcycle (green one) is a future project for American Iron Magazine. This is how it sits … Continue reading

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1928 Harley JDH Two Cam Classic Motorcycle Project

I have long been fascinated with early Harley twins, especially the J series models from the 1920s. The most exciting of these street bikes was the limited production JDH “Two Cam” hot rod Harleys produced and sold in 1928 and … Continue reading

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1921 Harley-Davidson Classic Motorcycle Racer Part 2 – Chassis

This is the second part of the 2-part article by David Morrill on his excellent blog http://dlmracing.blogspot.com/. American board and dirt track motorcycle racing of the teens and twenties was one of the most exciting sports of that period. Large … Continue reading

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1921 Harley-Davidson Blanked Off Classic Twin Motorcycle Racer Part 1

This is the first part of a 2-part article on his replica racer by David Morrill on his excellent blog http://dlmracing.blogspot.com/. We are sharing it here with his permission. We will share part 2 in a week. This project started … Continue reading

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