The Jockey Journal points to some awesome footage of board track racing from the early 20th century. As the story goes, the footage was shot by the Czech importer of Indian motorcycles during a visit to the United States. This may or may not be accurate, since the story also claims it was shot at a board track in Daytona that never existed.
It’s remarkably good footage and includes some sidecar racing. These guys were real men — I can’t imagine taking a spill on that track. If anyone has any idea what track is really shown, leave a comment.
I’m looking for this kind of footage for a project in progress. Who owns the rights to this footage? Can you forward me that info. Thanks for your time and consideration.
Sam, thanks for visiting. I don’t know who has rights to the original footage. You might try clicking through to see the video on MySpace and contact the MySpace user who posted it.