Monday, February 15, 2010

Then and Now......

Circa 1950, after being donated to The Henry Ford Museum by W.F. Thomas.
Circa 1990, after sitting idle in the Ford museum's basement for 50 years.

Circa 1992, this time in color, at Wheels Through Time.
Now, in its present form....the 1909 Reading Standard 1000cc Factory Boardtrack Racer. 
One of one in existance.  Perhaps the most rare and intricate early American racing motorcycle on the planet.  I've heard it run only twice...once in 1994 and once in 2009.   Its guaranteed to give you hearing loss and will send chills throughout.  One of my favorite motorcycles ever built. 

1 comment:

  1. well put! i love that bike and am glad to see it run

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