Image from Credit Joseph Scherschel—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images.

Just in time to start getting pumped about Bike Week 2012, has released of series of more than 20 previously unpublished images from the 1948 Daytona 200 motorcycle race.

The post on contains some notable writings from the original Life magazine article. The quotes from 1948 article highlight how some things haven’t changed much in the more than 60 years since the article was written.

“Because the antics of an unruly minority reflect on the dignity of motorcycling the American Motorcycle Association may hire special police at future races. One duty will be to restrain sophomoric cyclists who amused themselves this year by tossing firecrackers into the crowd.”

Visit’s Motorcycle Madness at Daytona, 1948 webpage to view a slideshow from the ’48 200, which includes an image of race winner, Floyd Emde.

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