1922 Hill Climb at Carnegie

These photos were taken at a hill climb event in Carnegie, CA back in 1922.  Hill climb racing was reaching it peak in popularity during this time and events were staged around the country.  Like other forms of motorcycle racing, the idea of "win on Sunday, sell on Monday" was the mantra of the big three US motorcycle manufacturers:  Harley-Davidson, Indian and Excelsior.  The concept of hill climbing is pretty simple, just ride your motorcycle up the side of a hill.  In practice, it is an extremely challenging sport, which often leaves riders and motorcycles rolling end over end back down the hill.



CKH said...

70 years later in the 1990s, I went there for the hill climb. Looks like the same hill!