Building a motor racing stadium out of a highly flammable material, strapping on a leather helmet, climbing into a vehicle with no discernible braking system, punching the throttle and turning left is my idea of a good time. Sadly it’s no longer allowed but for a brief time, almost the blink of an eye, Board Track Racing was king.
The Zündapp company was founded in 1917 by two German chaps with the suitably German sounding names of Fritz Neumeyer and Friedrich Krupp.
We decided to feature this 1972 Lancia Stratos Stradale today despite the fact that we just featured a Stratos last week. I sincerely doubt that any of you will complain about being inundated with a car that re-wrote the rule book for international rally competition and looked utterly spellbinding whilst doing it.
The BMW R90/6 was introduced in 1974 alongside the R90S – a motorcycle that would go on to win the first ever AMA Superbike World Championship in 1976. Both bikes utilised a 900cc air-cooled boxer twin, commonly referred to as an “air-head” and both sent power to the rear wheel via a 5-speed transmission and…