Since tractors have been used in agriculture, farmers have felt the need to display their prowess by showing their neighbors they possessed the most effective means possible to plow their fields.
As time and technology progressed, the need to show that same display of power did not diminish. Tractor pulling is the only motorsport in the world that is not centered around the speed at which a vehicle moves down the track, but rather around who can pull the most weight the furthest. Today, tractor pulling is considered the most powerful motorsport, period.
Since the earliest part of the 20th century, when motorcycles were made available to the American buying public, riders seemed to come wired with a need to race automatically. In turn, the desire to push their bikes and themselves to horrifying speeding heights seemed to be the driving force behind the creation of early, rudimentary racetracks called motordromes.
While motordromes, also known as “board tracks,” are an integral part of motorcycle racing’s rich history, it is a faction of that history marred by tragedy. The dangers these motordromes presented to both racers and fans proved too much to bear, ultimately leading to their demise not long after their creation.
Steel built many of the modes of transportation and pieces of infrastructure we see in America today. The rapid development of steel technologies, pushed forward by companies like U.S. Steel, put America on a path for the massive growth of American cities – and American vehicles. We'll explore the early history of the use of steel, the companies involved, and how steel shaped America.
Necessity is often the mother of invention. This holds true when it comes to the birth of the original monster truck, Bigfoot. This customized, off-road truck was the OG of the monster truck movement and was responsible for adding an entirely new faction to motorsports history.