BMX (bike moto-cross) started to get very popular around the end of the 1970s, and continued into the 1980s. The racing sport used bikes like these that had been reinforced to withstand bumps, dumps, and controlled turns.
Penny-farthings, or high-wheel bicycles, were all the rage in the Victorian age. In fact, many preferred them over conventional bikes. Here’s why.
Actor James Dean, a young Hollywood idol, was killed on September 30, 1955, in a head-on car crash. Here’s how the story was reported, and then a look back from a year later.
Up in Wyoming, the Cheyenne’s Frontier Days festival featured bronco riding, a wild horse race, stage hold-up, hanging bee, cow-pony races, etc. and other rodeo events.
See the classic ’68 Fords when they were new in this Ford Guide for car buyers – including vintage Thunderbird, Mustang, Galaxie 500, LTD, Ford XL full-sized, station wagons, Torino and more!
How did the Kentucky Derby get started? Now, the famous Louisville horse race is the first part of the American Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, but when it started, people didn’t know how important and iconic the Derby would eventually become. Here’s a look back at its history.
In addition to being the first Indianapolis 500 winner in a rear-engined car, Jim Clark would go on to also win the Formula One World Championship that same year – the only driver to accomplish that feat.
Rickenbacker sells speedway to Terre Haute sportsman Indianapolis, November 15, 1945 — Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker, a 70-mile-an-hour daredevil of the automobile tracks 30 years ago,
From 1960: Chevrolet and Plymouth showed its staying ability while Joe Lee Johnson proved a little good luck goes a long way as the long-awaited World 600 was run at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Inspired by the success of the first modern marathon at the 1896 Olympic games, the Boston Athletic Association decided to stage their own race in April of 1897.
The Big Fair in Virginia more than 100 years ago offered Great Wild West show and other attractions give free exhibitions every day and night – plus a huge display of fireworks every night.
“Indy”500 discovers Mercury Cyclone GT! “Performance Car of the Year” Named Pace Car For Memorial Day 500 Indianapolis officials do not select their Pace Car
Ramp-to-ramp on Super Rayon with complete safety! Tires take the toughest torture ever devised when Tournament of Thrills drivers go rocketing through space to the
Roger Penske wins the 1962 Riverside Grand Prix … in his Zerex Duralite Special – sparked by silver-plated Champions The overwhelming majority of men who
Ford Torino: It came up the hard way, easy. A pack of rough, tough supercars is hard to beat. Specially-modified Torinos make it look easy. Won all
3 killed in motor car race More lives sacrificed at speed carnival New course at Indianapolis deals death Officials of meet declare contest called off
The pressure’s off Guthrie proves worth with solid 188.403 Indianapolis — This was not to be a run-of-the-mill Month of May. The ingredients simply didn’t
Wally’s hopes of speed fame go glimmering Indianapolis, May 28 — Wally Reid, moving picture star, will not drive the Duesenberg Straight Eight in which
Just another notch in gun for legendary ‘Super Tex’ Indianapolis – Like an aging gunfighter, A J Foyt added another notch to his legendary career
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Marathon craze just a revival, say old-timers like Lantry Long distance and go-as-you-please races were all the rage in the early eighties Ex-Fire Commissioner won