Island Classic 2012 Part 3 – Pre War Racers
The oldest bikes to compete at the Island Classic are the pre war class of machine. This year the 1926 1000cc Indian Altoona was not only the oldest bike in the field but was also the fastest by quite a considerable margin. There were a few other Indians in the field, 1941 750cc Scout based bikes I think. I really liked the character of these bikes, how cool is the tank art!
There were some WLA Harleys also from the early 40’s…
One of the more unusual bikes in the category was this rare 1928 Douglass.
Its great to see bikes from this era being raced hard, too often bikes like this end up collecting dust in a collection and not ridden the way they were intended (or ridden at all for that matter…)