Motorcycle Chariot Racing in the Past

Motorcycles were used to be called “iron steeds.” Apparently, riders of old took the cool name literally and organized adrenaline-pumping motorcycle chariot racing.

Historical information of the sport is pretty sparse. But it was said to be popular in 1920s in countries like Australia, New Zealand, United States, and some other countries in Europe.

Here are some photos of the racing:

cm1

reddit

I’d definitely pay to see this.

cm2

Visual News

The sport caught on during the 1920s and peaked around the mid-1930s.

cm3

Visual News

cm4

Visual News

cm5

Visual News

This is one daring charioteer.

cm6

Visual News

cm9

imgur

cm11

letrabe

Here are some people who keep the old tradition alive in the modern day:

cm7

Facebook

cm10

imgur

cm12

motor-vision

Watch this video.

Here’s another one.

SHARE this with your friends by clicking below!

   
 

Want to get more cool stuff like this? Just LIKE us on Facebook.