Classic board trackers like this impeccable 1911 Indian Board Track Racer are becoming harder and harder to find and locating an example as original as this is now almost impossible, some of the rarer original bikes from the era have changed hands in the last few years for prices in the mid-6-digit range.
The father and son team over at Wolf Creative Customs have a habit of turning out some genuinely interesting motorised bicycles, we've featured their work before and it always seems to pick up a fair bit of interest from across the gasoline-scented parts of the internet.
It's amazing to see how badly banged up these Indians are relative to the total lack of injuries displayed by the men holding them up, I assume they're the riders but I can't see so much as a scratch on them.
We've featured the work of Derringer Cycles in the past, they build what are quite possibly the best production motorised bicycles in the world and their attention to aesthetics and detail is second to none.
Jeff Wolf, the proprietor of Wolf Creative Customs, started building race-specific motorised bicycles for his son a few years back, he decided that the standard frames and engines were unreliable and a little on the finicky side so he started building his own stripped back racers from the ground up.
This particular Indian is fitted with an overhead 8-valve 61 cubic inch v-twin with a Bosch magneto, a Hendee carburettor, 28 inch wheels, no brakes and no throttle.
This particular Indian board tracker was recently restored by award-winning car and motorcycle artisan Jim Prosper, the original bike was so complete that the only 2 non-factory parts on it are the fuel tank and handlebars.
Of all the motorcycle genres that have ever existed I still come back to the board tracker whenever anyone asks which I think is the most beautiful. Sure they didn’t have any brakes, suspension, seat padding, gauges or fenders but that’s half the appeal. The styling is undeniably beautiful and those old v-twin steam punk...
This fantastic, action packed photograph was taken on the football pitch of Crystal Palace in London in 1923. The gentlemen in the picture are clearly enjoying a hotly contested game of football with a small crowd of spectators looking on through a haze of burnt gasoline.
The BTR 3 by Goldammer Cycle is a testament to what a talented bike builder can achieve using some steel tubing, an acetylene torch and some staggering attention to detail.