Ozark Cruisers - Modern Board Track Racers, Custom Cruisers and Unique Motor Bikes - Road, Strip and Street
As the glory days of American board track racing faded, American motorcycle manufacturers looked skyward. Hillclimbing became the venue for the "big three", Harley Davidson, Indian and Excelsior.
During the late-1910s and early-1920s, large wooden stadiums across the country filled to capacity as spectators watched their favorite riders lap the tracks at speeds in excess of 100 mph. However, the introduction of several new classes of racing provided more than a distraction, as the 21, 30.50, 45, and 61 cubic inch classes fought for the limelight. American spectators failed to identify with the riders of these small purpose-built machines, prefering the larger big-twin production models as their mount. As a result of decreased attendance, and quickly deteriorating riding conditions, America's board tracks were taken down one by one, and a new form of racing would capture the interest of fans, riders, and manufacturers alike.
Ozark Cruisers builds modern Board Track Racers locally in Springfield Missouri. Our showcase build is the Ozarks Cruiser RSS which features a unique frame design that is remenicent of long gone by days when first generation motor bikes where truely motor bikes. This modern Monocoque Aluminum Frame is manufactured from high grade 6061 Aircraft Aluminum using a hydro-forming process. A light weight frame is achieved that is solid, durable and incorporates the tank as part of the frame. This allows for a very solid platform on which to build an exceptionally well recieved board track racer implimenting modern technologies.
We are very proud of what we have created using the best engineering, attention to details, quality products and an eye for what works. Our clients enjoy having a truely classic designed board racer to cruise around on. "Going slow, only faster!"