Category Archives: Racing Harleys

Various factory and priveteer racing Harleys.

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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Classic Harley Knucklehead Racer

I found this photo of a duel-carb Harley Knucklehead (I am pretty sure it is a Knucklehead) racer on the Internet and wanted to share it here. No front fender, dual carbs (possibly British Amals), low bars, open primary, bobbed … Continue reading

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Paul Weyers on a 1930 DAR Harley factory road racer.

In honor of this week’s Daytona Bike Week roadraces, I thought it would be fun to share a rare Harley roadracer from the late 1920s. Here is Paul Weyers on what might be the only original Harley DAR factory road … Continue reading

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Racer Freddie Fretwell and his Harley Riding Monkey

Chances are, you’ve probably seen the above picture before, but you may not have known some of the interesting facts about #8.  His name is Fred “Freddie” Fretwell and the picture was taken after he won both the 10-mile and … Continue reading

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Tom Sifton Classic Harley FHAC Two Cam Hillclimb Racer

OK, so I admit I am in a deep love affair with rare Harley Two-Cam engines. And this ex-Tom Sifton FHAC racer is about as cool as a classic Harley Two Cam gets. Here are some close up photos of … Continue reading

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Fred Ludlow On Harley Factory Banjo Race Engine

Fred Ludlow was a top board track racer in the teens and made the transition to dirt track racing with ease. The Californian’s greatest accomplishment came in September of 1921, when he won five national championships at the M&ATA (which … Continue reading

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8-Valve Banjo Classic Harley Racer and Goodyear Tires Ad or Poster

Don’t know anything about this old ad but it obviously is a vintage Harley-Davidson and Goodyear tire ad of some sort. I believe the motorcycle is powered by an 8-valve banjo rare race motor. Anyone know anything more about this … Continue reading

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Joe Petrali And 1936 Harley EL Land Speed Racer Streamlined Motorcycle

Great photo of the legendary Joe Petrali and his land speed record streamlined 1936 Harley EL. I suspect this photo was taken on the sand of Daytona Beach, Florida, but not sure who the trophy girl is.

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Classic Harley Racer, Part 1: David Morrill’s 1921 Blanked Off Twin

Ever wonder what it would be like to take a mostly complete 1921 motorcycle and rebuild it as a single cylinder classic Harley racer replica? We are reposting, with permission, this fine first is a series of articles by David Morrill, from his blog … Continue reading

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