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. Cruise 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. IT IS STRONGLY ADVISED THAT CUSTOMERS WHO WANT TO FULLY REMOVE THIS RISK OF POTENTIAL DANGER RIDE THE MOTORIZED BICYCLE WITHOUT THE USE OF FENDERS.
WHEN OPERATING A MOTORIZED BICYCLE ALWAYS. Use front and rear lights when riding at night. Wear a properly-mounted and fastened bicycle or motorcycle helmet. Wear bright and conspicuously-colored clothing.
Wear gloves, pants, and closed-toed shoes. Travel at the lowest speed possible (NO MORE THAN 10-15 MPH) to avoid serious accidents, injuries and death. Obey all environmental state and city traffic laws, ordinances and, speed limits on and off the road. Practice riding the motorized bicycle in an open area free from traffic to become familiar with motorized riding. Plan out and use a safe route to ride where traffic is at a minimum.
Be aware of the traffic while riding on the road and use caution especially when merging, making left turns, and moving through intersections. Inspect the motorized bicycle before riding and make any necessary adjustments and/ or repairs.Maintain the motorized bicycle on a regular basis to ensure its integrity and proper functionality. Use caution when dealing with gasoline. It is volatile, flammable and combustible. Do not smoke when operating a motorized bicycle. The item "Flying Merkel Board track racer replica kit antique vintage motorized cafe bike" is in sale since Saturday, May 18, 2019. 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.