race continues

More from the historic Marion, Indiana races.


As featured in H.O.G. Magazine Issue 017

Following World War I, the sport of motorcycling was on life support. So when the Motorcycle and Allied Trades Association (predecessor to the AMA) organized a large-scale road race in Marion, Indiana for Labor Day weekend in 1919, no one was sure how it would go – or if anyone would show up. To most everyone’s surprise, the race was a hit.

Its success and that of another race held in Marion in 1920 are supported by additional images to supplement the article featured in the Archives section of HOG™  issue 017.

Photographs courtesy of the Harley-Davidson Motor Company Archives. Copyright H-D®.