Splinters 'n Speed

A visual look back at the beginning of the Indycar racing era from the Board Tracks and dirt track . .cars and motorcylces, When Racers were more like gladiators
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an aerial view of a circular building surrounded by trees and snow covered ground in the foreground
Water and Power Associates
an aerial view of a city with mountains in the background
Culver City: From Barley Fields to the Heart of Screenland
an old photo of a man driving a race car in the early 1900's
Harry Hartz-1920s AAA Racer
Harry Hartz-1920s AAA Racer | The Old Motor
an old photo of men and women in a race car
an old photo of a man driving a race car in the early 1900's
Harry Hartz-1920s AAA Racer
Harry Hartz-1920s AAA Racer | The Old Motor
an old photo of two people riding down a hill
Weekday Photos
This was the board track, Kansas City Speedway. The opener in 1922 was won by Tommy Milton at an average of 107 mph. On lap 110, Rosco Sarles crashed fatally. The facility was closed three years later
two men standing next to an old fashioned bicycle
1914 Men pose with experimental Indian bike Atlanta Motordrome
a group of people riding motorcycles on a track
The Early, Deadly Days of Motorcycle Racing
Photographer A.F. Van Order captured the thrills and spills of board-track motorcycle racing in the 1910s
an aerial view of a baseball stadium with many spectators
This track in Columbus, Ohio was only active for a season or two before financial troubles shut it down.
an old black and white photo of men working on a track with two women standing next to it
BOARD TRACK (MOTORDROME)
Murderdrome
an old black and white photo of people watching motorcyclists in the dirt
1912 St Louis motordrome, a quarter mile 62 deg track