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X-Ray: 1914

X-Ray: 1914

"Ray Weishaar, winner of 100-mile race at Norton, Kansas. October 22, 1914. Time 2 hr. 1½ min. World record." Lawrence Ray Weishaar (1890-1924), the "Kansas Cyclone" and rider for the Harley-Davison "Wrecking Crew," died at the age of 33 after crashing his bike during a race in Los Angeles. View full size.

 

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Excelsior Motorcycles

He may have been part of the Harley Davidson team, but he is wearing an Excelsior Motorcycle emblem on the shirt and seated on and Excelsior Motorcycle.

Board Track Racing

1900 to 1925 were the heyday for this type of racing but it was deadly with dozens of deaths. Following Weishaar's death changes were made, but by 1930 this type of racing was literally and figuratively dead.

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