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®.