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Board Track Racing of the Early 20th Century

Board track racing, one of the most popular sports of the 20th century, was also one of the most violent sports ever attempted. Crowds flocked to watch motorcycles zip around the track at speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour while wearing nothing more than a leather helmet and goggles. Oh yeah, and they had no brakes, and wide open throttles, so fatal accidents were quite common. We have added 3 motorcycles to our collection, a 1929 Henderson, KJ1000 4 Cylinder Streamline Model, a 1909 Indian Twin Original Motor, and a 1914 Eagle Twin.

Come by the museum today and learn more about the history of board track racing!
Source Unser Racing Museum
Author Janet DeVesty
Date 2015-05-01
2012 Quicken Loans Michigan 400 Winner! Dale Earnhardt Jr. - #88

Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the 2012 Quicken Loans Michigan 400, driving this special No. 88 car inspired by the Batman film, ''The Dark Knight Rises.'' Dale Jr. is a big fan of the comic book icon that may have become his lucky charm, and he even had a hand in designing the car. Come by the museum today and check out this iconic NASCAR.
Source Unser Racing Museum
Author Janet DeVesty
Date 2015-04-30
1964 Huffaker MG Liquid Suspension Champ

For the 1964 Indianapolis 500 Kjell Qvale, who imported and distributed several British Marques, asked the head of his racing department, Joe Huffaker, to build 3 cars incorporating the hydrolastic suspension from the MG 1100 Sports Sedan. The cars raced at Indy as the MG Liquid Suspension Specials in 1964 and 1965. A. J. Foyt tested one at Phoenix, and set a new lap record before even putting on his helmet and fire suit.

In 1965 the cars were driven at Indy by Hansgen in #53, Veith #54, and Jerry Grant #48. Grant said it was one the best handling cars ''right out of the box'' he had driven. They finished 14th, 24th, and 27th, respectively. Bobby Unser gave the car its best finish, a second place at the 150 mile road race at Indianapolis Raceway Park in July.
Source Unser Racing Museum
Author Janet DeVesty
Date 2015-02-04