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***NEW ITEM*** Limited Edition - Aero x Dehen Board Track Racing Sweater

LIMITED EDITION AERO x DEHEN BOARD TRACK RACING SWEATER 

Continuing our small range of Classic Board Track Racing clothing, we are proud to announce our new Limited Edition Aero Board Racing Sweater in Vintage Gold & Black, a heavy duty all wool version of the original motorcycle club sweaters worn by the riders too foolhardy to invest in a leather jacket. 

Like the original sweaters from the 1920s our Aero Team Sweater is made by Dehen in Portland, Oregon. Dehen are the only original US manufacturer that has survived and continues to make the same sweaters today. As they were in 1920, Dehen sweaters made today are hand crafted from start to finish, they use an extra heavy 100% worsted wool knit while a Talon zipper closes the high neck. The distinctive wide knit cuffs and waistband use a four end jersey knit to keep any wind and cold out and to prevent any riding up of the sweater. The elbows have reinforced patches. Our Racing Sweater is fitted with exclusive Aero Chenille patches to match. Our sweater honours those brave pioneers who competed in the early Board Track Races.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF BOARD RACING

Motorcycles have been raced in America for well over 100 years; by 1901 Indian had begun experimenting with single-cylinder racers. Soon Harley-Davidson followed suit and racing competitions were held on dirt roads and bicycle Velodromes within a few years of the beginning of the 20th Century.

In an ever increasing thirst for speed, the early gravel road races soon gave way to newly constructed wooden tracks, Board Tracks as we know them now, which were specifically constructed with steep embankments which increased the speed but were constructed from rough cut boards with rough splinters, the bikes had no brakes and nasty, sometimes fatal crashes were a regular occurrence. The craze for more speed and danger continued through the 1920s, let by both rider and spectator, which led to more and more board tracks being built but by 1931 most been shut-down or abandoned. The public had eventually lost the taste for the carnage and lack of safely that was an inevitable side to the fast and furious sport. 

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Small - 35"-37" Chest
Medium - 38"-40" Chest
Large - 41"-43" Chest
XL - 44"-46" Chest

For further measurements and more complete information on sizing see www.dehen1920.com/size-chart.