- Custom Knit 12oz Heavyweight Cotton Jersey.
- Chain stitched Brave Star Chest Logo
- Pre-Washed for a no shrink true fit.
- 1 x 1 contrast rib cotton on cuffs and neck
- Embroidered star, top centered in back.
- Fabric knit in Los Angeles.
- Garment sewn in Los Angeles.
These jerseys represent a time when Americans become obsessed with speed and flocked to motordromes to see local speed demons compete (and crash). The bikes were designed to run fast, and that was about it: they had to be towed behind other motorcycles to get them started, and they had no brakes. The tracks, called motordromes, came in various sizes—a circuit of a mile and a quarter occupied the current site of the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills—and were made of lengths of 2-by-2 and 2-by-4 lumber with rough-cut surfaces. The turns were severely banked, allowing riders to reach speeds of more than 100 miles an hour. Crashes were frequent and horrific—riders who went down faced being impaled by splinters—and often fatal. Yet people flocked to the races at board tracks from Denver to Milwaukee to Long Island. Newspapers began referring to motordromes as “murderdromes,” and local governments closed some tracks. Race officials and the motorcycle manufacturers that sponsored racing teams tried to implement measures to slow down the bikes, but that went nowhere. By the early 1930s, board-track motorcycle racing had all but disappeared and eventually become a footnote in motorsport history.
It's improbable that the sport will ever resurrect but these limited edition jerseys are a timeless representation of an era that birthed the obsession for speed and the men and woman that (still) seek it.