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Sat Dec 07 2013 19:39:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Some Wednesday Morning Overseas Oddities: The endless creativity of the pioneers of motor transportation and the variety of their creations are what keep things interesting for us here at The Old Motor. It has been our “mission”, so to speak, to bring you interesting images and provide some historical information about them. This is one of four that we need your help with to identify today @

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Thu Aug 29 2013 13:22:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

An Incredible Achievement The North London Garage 1909 Record Holder Engine is Finished: Pavel Malanik has been a very busy man engineering and machining many more components for the huge 165.62 c.i. (2714 c.c.) power plant that will be in his 1909 J. A. P. Engined Record Holder recreation since we last visited with him. Stop by The Old Motor to see many more photos and all the interesting details @

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Sat Aug 17 2013 12:35:57 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A very interesting and well done late 1930s vintage film of an unknown motorcycle hill climb. The film is not identified by the poster ReelNostalgia, as at this point the event and location are unknown other than possibly being from California. Perhaps one of our readers is aware of what event this might be

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Fri Aug 16 2013 14:02:47 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Check out this neat early Indian racer video and then view a number of early board track racers on the Saint Louis Motordrome @

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Thu Aug 08 2013 13:37:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A Monumental Task, Replicating The North London Garage 1909 165.62 c.i. (2714 c.c.) Record Holder:

Early, large-engined racing and record setting motorcycles and automobiles have always been captivating to us. Recently we learned of the The North London Garage, J. A. P. Engined Record Holder and did a post on it, telling you all about it and W. E. Cook. In 1909, he set a speed record of 90 m.p.h. (144 km/h) on the Brooklands track in England aboard the behemoth, which carried a huge 165.62 c.i. (2714 c.c.) engine.

Many of the photos in that earlier feature came from master Czech motorcycle restorer, machinist and fabricator Pavel Malanik. The original machine no longer exists, but Malanik, having built other early motorcycle replicas from scratch, does not let minor details like that bother him. He is now in the process of building The North London Garage machine replica and you can follow the complete project on The Old Motor @

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Thu Aug 08 2013 13:40:11 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A Monumental Task, Replicating The North London Garage 1909 165.62 c.i. (2714 c.c.) Record Holder: And you can see Part V Here showing most all of the engine parts, most of which have been machined from the solid.

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Mon Jun 03 2013 22:42:48 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A Motorcycle Cop at The Log Cabin In Pontiac, Illinois: Best not be in too much of a hurry to get some of the famous barbecue at the Log Cabin Inn in Pontiac, Illinois around 1930 or you might have met up with this stern faced lawman astride his Indian motorcycle. Learn more about this photo from the Joe Sonderman collection and the Log Cabin @