This 1908 Indian Torpedo Tank board track racer was displayed at the Legend of the Motorcycle show in Half Moon Bay, CA, in May, '08. That's right, it's 100 years old and in original condition. A true, unrestored "barn find", it won the Best of Show award. Check out my other videos, and please leave a comment. I'd like to hear from you.
1905ish Homemade Motorcycle
Streached English bicycle frame, Motor made from VW top end, Honda 125 crank, Briggs cam. Automatic inlet valve dampened from bouncing on its seat with a rubber star on top. About 2 HP, 2500 RPM max. Buddfab
Historic vehicle Torpedo V4 1909
Motocykl vyroben v jediném exempláři v letech 1908-1909 firmou Trojan & Nagl sídlící v Kolíně. Pravděpodobně nebyl nikdy prezentován na veřejnosti a o jeho dalším osudu nejsou žádné zprávy. Neobvyklá konstrukce o objemu 1600 ccm je dána zdvojením dvouválce téže značky. Dochována pouze jediná nekvalitní fotografie, ze které se vycházelo při stavbě repliky.
Motorcycle was made in a single copy in 1908-1909 by Trojan & Nagl, from Kolín. Probably has never been presented to the public and his fate isnt known. Unusual design of four-cylinder engine with capacity of 1600 ccm is given by doubling two-cylinder engine from the same brand. Only one low-quality photo survived from theese times and it was used to build a replica.
Burt Munro's 1920 Indian Scout
This is the 1920 Indian Scout built and driven by Burt Munro. Jay Leno on commentary. Three times during the '60's it set the World's fastest flying mile record for motorcycles under 1000cc at the Bonneville Salt Flats. This is not the reproduction used in the "The World's Fastest Indian" starring Anthony Hopkins, but the actual bike that set the record. Fortunately this is the second year of the Concours d'Elegance to feature motorcycles on the green. This year they featured the salt flat racers and their contribution to Hot Rodding. I was very lucky to see and hear this amazing piece of history.
For more information about Burt Munro, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burt_Munro
Or buy "The World's Fastest Indian" because it's a true story. It's one of my favorites, and surely will not disappoint any gear head. Anthony's perfectly cast for the role.
Indian 4 engine sound Indian Rally Zeddam 2011
Indian 4 from 1928 or 1929 restored by Jos Pelders of Pelders Transfers.
Filmed during the Indian Rally 2011 in Zeddam (Netherlands)
My apologies for the poor quality of the movie, I made this with a simple digital camera.