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From @noah_schutz: "These Romanian stunt men put in a long day with me, hanging from the rafters by cables and me yelling, “give me more intensity, get in there!” The language barrier made it all a bit funny. So when they had a chance to chill and channel their inner board track racer cool guy status, it must have been a great relief. I am thankful for their dedication and ability to work through the heat and pain, true professionals."
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#racing #history #harleyandthedavidsons #motordrome #motorcycle

ARCHIVE ICON // Arthur Mitchel

Some images truly captured it all. A world class machine, a pioneer American racer, crisp competition threads, and an abundance of attitude radiating from the marrow of these men of true grit. Taken in downtown Birmingham, AL, around 1912 by local photographer and motorcycle enthusiast O.V. Hunt, this image stands as a perfect depiction of professional motorcycle racing culture during the height of its first epoch. The man, sometimes referred to as “the Bulldog,” is New Orleans native Arthur Mitchel, a true pioneer American racer who began his career in 1905, later making a name for himself as the sport first started coming together on the various tracks around Los Angeles. The machine, a 61ci Flying Merkel factory racing twin is perhaps one of the most rare and iconic machines of the era. One of only a small handful of factory racers constructed after the Miami Cycle Manufacturing Co. of Middletown, OH, purchased the Merkel-Light brand in May of 1911, the newly renamed Flying Merkel with its bright orange paint was a standout machine even then. In the hands of men like Mitchell and the legendary Maldwyn Jones the Flying Merkel presented a solid competitor to Indian and Excelsior, the titans of early teens racing, and today it remains one of the most coveted, adored, and replicated in the antique motorcycle community. At the time that this photograph was taken Art was well into his 30’s and his racing career was beginning to wind down. However, his involvement within the culture continued to occupy his life, spending his time out of the saddle traveling as a FAM official, ambassador, and a dealer representative for a number of the biggest manufacturers throughout the teens. A veteran of late-1800’s cycle racing and a pioneer of early 20th century American motorcycle racing, Arthur Mitchel defines the spirit of America’s pioneer motorcycle racers and is without question an icon of the culture.

A full profile of Arthur Mitchel’s life and contributions to American motorcycle culture will soon be available exclusively at ArchiveMoto.com

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#ArchiveMoto #GeorgiaMotorcycleHistory #motoculture #motohistory #motordrome

A stuntman rides a motorcycle inside the 'maut ka kua' motordrome at a fair near jvlr in Mumbai, India.
#EverydayMumbai #mumbai #motordrome #motorcycle
Photo @shweta.a_

A young stunt rider practices before the opening of his carnival sideshow outside the ancient city walls of Khiva, Uzbekistan.

Photo by @theodorekaye. Follow along this week as I share photos from my ongoing travels in the region.
#motordrome #wallofdeath #Uzbekistan #Khiva

The man who works in the motordrome is my favorite. He always tries to sell me a car! #fortedmontonpark #motordrome #exploreedmonton

Walking off New Years brunch at Fort Edmonton Park.
We only made it down one street before heading back. Because for some stupid reason we live where the air hurts your face.
#fortedmontonpark #motordrome #wheretheairhurtsyourface

Another great pic from @bryanhelm #SonsOfSpeed creator #BillyLane #01 @choppers.inc getting ready to be pushed off by none other than @capefeariron #Motordrome #Coliseum

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June 2017-Well of Death aka Maut ka kuan in a Jharkhand village carnival. It's a major attraction and people queue up in large numbers to watch the thriller.The place is teeming with people, and as 'Chalis rs ka ticket (Rs 40 for a ticket)' announcements compete for attention with Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar songs, the brave men get into the gear for one of their shows. For Rs.600 a day, for the next 4 hrs, they will mock gravity and defy death. The thriller stunt has been banned in Delhi since 2011.
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#motordrome #mautkakuan #circus #motorcyclestunts #thriller #carstunt #bikestunt #silodrome

The author says Indian TT 1912 was the first Cafe Racer ever build. That's new for me! 😨
#indianmotorcycle #indian #indianscout #indianchief #caferacer #uk #racer #motoracing #motordrome #motorspeedway

We've partnered up with Sportsman Flyer to help with a crowdfunding campaign we've got in the works. How sick are these bikes?
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#yeg #california #gilroy #Motordrome #motorcycles #boardtrack #handbuilt #racing #cinematography #cinema #filmmaking #womeninfilm #action #yvr #yyc #behindthescenes

Found on an auction site in UK, as a 1922 Indian Boardtrack Racer. Really? Anyway, the kind of stuff I like, just wonder Who, When and Why. From the seller: 👉Barn Find, 61cu in twin, single gear, No paperwork. PLEASE NOTE: We are unable to identify the manufacturer of the frame. Is complete with V Twin AJS engine with Thomson-Bennett magneto.👈 #indianmotorcycle #boardtrack #indianchief #indian #race #racer #vintagemotorcycle #kustom #boardtracker #motordrome #1922

Today from The Archive take a look back at the history, misconceptions, and irony surrounding Harley-Davidson's relationship to America's fabled board track motordromes. Only at ArchiveMoto.com

Red Parkhurst, the first Harley-Davidson factory racer is seen here, mounted on an Indian 5th from the left, the track at his back inside the newly constructed Milwaukee Motordrome at the start of the opening season, Summer 1913. Photographed alongside Parkhurst from left to right are Glen Stokes, Jimmy Cox, Eddie Bowen, Danny Armstrong, (Parkhurst), and William Hamilton.
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#ArchiveMoto #GeorgiaMotorcycleHistory #motordrome #motoculture #motohistory #raceshit #boardtrack #boardtrackracer #1914 #1913 #harleydavidson #indianmotorcycle

These men had balls #motordrome

Thank you to everyone who came to the show Friday, especially all the friends and family who came out. Y'all made a great night even better. And a BIG thank you to @vbee for inviting me show in her space and being so helpful!! .
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#casp #firstfriday #lubbock #myfeatureshoot #motordrome #ridemotorcycleshavefun

The Motordrome at the Harley Davidson Museum and TROG exhibit. One of 3 remaining in the U.S. and Canada. Known as the Wall of Death. Badassery!
#motordrome #harleydavidson #trog #awesome #trogexhibit #hopup #hopupmagazine #hopuplive #hamb #history #wallofdeath @oilerscarclub
Check out my full coverage on the HAMB thread: The Race Of Gentlemen Harley Davidson Museum Exhibit.

thanks to everyone who attended #MOTORDROME: Photography by @scottly • he also sold 5 pieces last night during #FFAT & I am so lucky to have this up in my space! (& more photos soon, because this late nite / backlit picture does no justice to the amazingness of this exhibition or the photography or the awesomeness of #ScottCampbellCochran)
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Hannah Grice and Joe Kimzey take in the work of Scott Cochran in CASP - Live/Work Studios studio 4. On display was Cochran's series titled "Motordrome." A collection of images giving a glimpse into a unique motorcycle subculture. The motordrome.
Photo by @justin.l.rex.



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