1969 Sidecar Racing

I always thought there was some mechanical reason for mounting the sidecar on the right, but some of these racers have the sidecar on the left. Is this a variation of the right-hand-drive thing?

Regardless, some great footage here. Mostly BMWs and Benellis from the 1969 championship. Sidecar riders show a bravery not often seen since the days of barnstormers and their aerial acrobatics. Their balance, agility, and sheer bravado always impresses me.

One response to “1969 Sidecar Racing”

  1. Tim Neall says:

    Sidecars are mounted on the side away from oncoming traffic, so a rig designed for use in the U.K. would have the pilot on the right and the car on the left.

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