Saturday, August 8, 2009

Victor Linart, Stayer, 1928

Victor Linart at speed behind a moto, 1928. Between 1913 and 1931 Linart won 15 consecutive Belgian National Professional Stayer Championships (interrupted by WWI from 1915 to 1918), along with four World Championships (1921, 1924, 1926, 1927).

Born 26th May, 1889 in Floreffe, Belgium, Linart became a French citizen in 1937, and died 23rd October, 1977 in Verneuil-sur-Avré, France.

Good view of the roller and its construction, and the complex fork assembly on the moto. Odd placement of the fuel tank places it in an interesting position. Must have left a few folks giggling.

From Match l'Intran No.102, 21 August 1928

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1 comment:

mpetry912 said...

neat picture! Very strange and dangerous branch of the sport. You know Eddy was badly injured in a derny race early in his career. Another weird factoid - the motorman's throttle changed the spark advance for speed control - finer adjustment. Or that's what I was told.