Pioneers of American Motorcycle Racing [small red square]
by Daniel K. Statnekov
©1998 - 2006 Daniel K. Statnekov   
Revised and edited:    December 11, 1998
dot Author's Note -   A personal note from Daniel.
dot Chapter 1 -   The beginning of the motorized age, the bicycle precursors.
dot Chapter 2 -   Boardtrack racing; the roots of the Indian Motorcycle Company.
dot Chapter 3 -   The first superstar: Jake DeRosier.
dot Chapter 4 -   Tragedy strikes.
dot Chapter 5 -   Jack Prince; Excelsior's 100 mph Record.
dot Chapter 6 -   Harley-Davidson enters competition.
dot Chapter 7 -   Harley's competition genius: William Ottaway.
dot Chapter 8 -   Indian and Excelsior struggle for dominance.
dot Chapter 9 -   Harley's first big win: 1915 Venice (Calif.) Road Race.
dot Chapter 10 -   Harley-Davidson wins Dodge City in 1915
dot Chapter 11 -   Harley, Indian, and Excelsior battle it out on the racetrack.
dot Chapter 12 -   The Cyclone and Don Johns.
dot Chapter 13 -   Rider strategy and the 1916 Dodge City Race.
dot Chapter 14 -   Post-WW1 and Indian's Powerplus.
dot Chapter 15 -   Ignaz Schwinn and Post War Racing.
dot Chapter 16 -   Perry's fatal crash & Indian's Charles B. Franklin.
dot Chapter 17 -   Albert "Shrimp" Burns; the Florida speed trials.
dot Chapter 18 -   Introducing Jim Davis; the 1920 Marion road race.
dot Chapter 19 -   The last "real" Dodge City Race; and Gene Walker.
dot Chapter 20 -   "BRAVE LOVABLE BURNS, ADIEU!"
dot Chapter 21 -   H-D out of pro racing; Excelsior and Maldwyn Jones.
dot Chapter 22 -   Excelsior's Super-X; Joe Petrali.
dot Chapter 23 -   Small displacement racing & the last of the board tracks.
dot Chapter 24 -   The scramble for the top of the hill.
dot Chapter 25 -   The end of an era.

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