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:
I’d definitely pay to see this.
The sport caught on during the 1920s and peaked around the mid-1930s.
This is one daring charioteer.
Here are some people who keep the old tradition alive in the modern day:
Watch this video.
Here’s another one.