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Life’s Daytona 1948 Motorcycle Madness Photo Archive

5
March
2010
  Posted at 07:45:00 AM
  File under  Racing Web
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Normandy, France

The Daytona 200 Open link in a new window motorcycle races have been around for a long time, and when you say that something popular has been around for long, chances are you'll find photographs from the events in the Time-Life Open link in a new window photo archives.

The Daytona 200 motorcycle races are no exception. Time have published never-seen-before photos from the 1948 event, and as was custom in those days, they are in black & white. The Daytona 200 in those days was not raced on a circuit, but on the beach.

Daytona 200 Time Life
© Joseph Scherschel/TIME & LIFE Pictures

The photos found on Time are unpublished photos, so they are unique and amazing. 60 years ago, during those magical 4 days, 2 people died, and 30 were injured. Go over to the Time-Life website and have a look at these amazing photos.

Thank you Time for showing these old photos.

Click here to access the Time Daytona 200 website Open link in a new window. (a must see)





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