Harley Davidson World Championship Race 1920
From the Evening Herald in Albuquerque, NM 1920
The second annual World’s Championship 200-Mile Road Race held at Marion, Indiana, September 6th, 1920, was captured the second time by the Harley-Davidson. . Ray Weishaar mounted on a Harley-Davidson made the distance in the remarkable time of 2 hours, 48 minutes and 37.12 seconds, breaking the world’s record, set last year by a Harley-Davidson, by more than 17 minutes. The winning Harley-Davidson’s average speed was 73.63 miles per hour.
This victory gives both 1920 long distance motorcycle classics to the Harley-Davidson, this champion motorcycle having also won the Dodge City 300-mile National Championship Race, establishing new world’s marks for 100, 200 and 300 miles.
Thus the Harley-Davidson Motorcycle demonstrates its super-ability to stand up under severest conditions of strain and wear.
The Harley-Davidson has won every important long distance motorcycle race in the past four years. This means a great deal to anyone who may some day purchase a motorcycle.
Harley Davidson Advertisement – New York Evening World – 1920