Board track, or motordrome, racing was a type of motor sport, popular in the United States between the second and third decades of the 20th century, where competition was conducted on oval race courses with surfaces composed of wooden planks. Although the tracks most often used motorcycles, many different types of racing automobiles also competed, enough so as to see the majority of the 1920s American national championship races contested at such venues. By the early 1930s, board track racing had fallen out of favour, and into eventual obsolescence, due to both its perceived dangers and the high cost of maintenance of the wooden racing surfaces. However, several of its most notable aspects have continued to influence American motor sports philosophy to the present day, including: A technical emphasis on raw speed produced by the steep inclinations; ample track width to allow steady overtaking between competitors; and the development of extensive grandstands surrounding many of the courses. Hand craft ed gas tank.
Large 3 inch wide tire. Should cruise at 40 mph with a adult male rider and can be upgrade for faster speeds. Or display as a collectors item.Very good looking little toy to show off at the local meet. It is not street legal and is operated as a motorized bicycle. You will receive 1 box w the main bike. You have to put on the front wheel pedals and seat. That should only take minutes.
The engine kit, chain and upgrade brass fuel petcock arrive separately. This is a good option if you just want to skip to the fun.
Its not that difficult and can be done in about 2 hrs. I don't have a instruction manual but if you need assistance I provide a number for my tech guy. And he will help you with any questions you may have. There are some instructions for the engine assembly included w that kit.
Youtube also has a wealth of info for assembling motorized bicycles. The version w the cruiser upright bar is what will arrive. The other version shows the bike as a board track racer as opposed to cruiser or flat track style. Also check out my other listings.The item "Flying Merkel Board track racer replica DIY kit antique vintage motorized cafe" is in sale since Wednesday, April 25, 2018. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Outdoor Sports\Scooters\Gas Scooters". The seller is "harken-cycles" and is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.