Story: Motorcycles

Kilbirnie speedway (1st of 3)

Kilbirnie speedway

A rider on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle readies himself for a race at Kilbirnie speedway, Wellington, around 1929. The man holding the back wheel is going to push-start the bike. Spectators watch from stands.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: 1/4-032448; G

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How to cite this page:

Carl Walrond, 'Motorcycles - Trials, rallies and racing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/20712/kilbirnie-speedway (accessed 24 July 2021)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 11 Mar 2010