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Old 06-19-2006, 04:30 PM   #1
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http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...0&q=motorcycle

i found this video & thought it was worth sharing. shame its a shitty camera angle & i couldnt really make out what they're riding. pretty f'n cool either way.
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Old 06-20-2006, 01:21 AM   #2
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Couldn't get the video to play, But theirs a guy that has a Wall of Death attraction that Iv'e seen a couple times at Stirgis. He rides a 1937 Indian, you stand on a walkway around the top of the track and he will ride side saddle (feet pointing down) and grab dollar bills from spectators. It's a real trip and anyone that sees the attraction should go see it. For those that haven't seen a Wall of Death ride. Imagine a large wooden barrel about 50' in diameter and someone riding around the inside of it.
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Old 06-20-2006, 06:32 AM   #3
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The California Hell Riders show is coming to Rehobeth, MA on July 9th. One of my 19,000 dreams is to ride the Wall. Realities like a need for health insurance and $80K in student debt prevent this, though. The pic is of the show's 101 Scout.

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Old 06-20-2006, 01:04 PM   #4
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That looks like the Indian I saw at the shows except that I remembered the tank as being all red. But then again after riding to and partieing at Sturgis for a week, I amazed that I can remember Anything..
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Old 06-20-2006, 05:55 PM   #5
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I think the guy with the Indian is called "Rhett Rotten". I think he rides a '47 HD, also.
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Old 06-20-2006, 05:57 PM   #6
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Yeah, here ya go. This is the guy I've seen before.
http://www.wallofdeathinc.com/
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Old 06-20-2006, 08:12 PM   #7
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Yeah, here ya go. This is the guy I've seen before.
http://www.wallofdeathinc.com/
There are bunch of Wall of Death shows around the world. They were popular at fairs and circuses during the Depression. The ones you see today are relics from the 1930s. This site has a lot of information on the Walls.

http://www.motordrome.org/
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Old 06-21-2006, 12:30 PM   #8
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Yeah, here ya go. This is the guy I've seen before.
http://www.wallofdeathinc.com/
Thats the guy... He did a really cool show at the Full Throttle.
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Old 06-21-2006, 12:34 PM   #9
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i cought them in PA a couple years ago.
for a finally he rides side saddle with no hands. fuckin' sick!
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seems like the movie Eat the Peach had the diamentions in it to build one... but i havent seen it in a VERY long time.


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Old 06-22-2006, 05:47 AM   #11
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Same bird that was at H-B Spokes in North Myrtle last month. Didn't watch but heard the nut goin' round and round. I saw a dude doing the same thing back when I was a wee lad. Watched a monkey ridin' a go cart then as well. Had the little fukker chained in it. Today the animal activists would be all over 'em like stink on a ...... Well you know! I'll never forget the look on that monkeys face!
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nice, i made it to the main page. i feel like a rock star now....
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Rhett's a fucking wildman.
Whiskey, fistfights, cops, hollering,wailing women..whole shit...just a genius.
IF I was rich...that's what we would be watching on the tube.
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Old 06-26-2006, 06:29 PM   #14
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I know this post is kind of long dead but I found this picture today on Craig's list of all things.....some vintage bicycle/motorcycle club south of Boston had posted it in their little advertisement.....I thought it was kind of crazy.
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Default thought this was cool... motordrome

some of you may remember the lion in the sidecar image posted here previously. my cousin sent me this link and it has more images of "The Liondrome" and wall of death amusements from the 1930s in general. enjoy fellas.

http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2009...rks-brief.html

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Cool stuff, thanks for sharing it
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Old 03-16-2009, 04:17 PM   #17
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Yeah it is......I added a keyword for searches.


I was Googling researching Sam Morgan (R.I.P.) awhile back, and found this guy -

http://sidecarpete.com/index.php?mod...position=33:33

He had found and photographed the original print of that lion pic, in an old bike shop in Lynn MA.







Sam has loads of historic pix & info (& more lions & ladies) on her original site too - http://www.thrillarena.com/

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Old 03-16-2009, 04:47 PM   #18
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who thinks of the idea to get a lion in there.. a GENIUS, thats who.

haha.. badass.
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Old 11-05-2009, 12:34 PM   #19
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Old 02-13-2010, 04:42 PM   #20
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Thank you Mad Dog......R.I.P. Sam.....

http://www.americanwallofdeath.com/I...y%20of....html

http://www.jockeyjournal.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=35203

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Remembering "Sam"....R.I.P. Samantha Morgan.


As seen earlier in the thread - http://www.jockeyjournal.com/forum/s...990#post430990







Just came across this, from 2006 -




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Old 03-12-2010, 05:34 PM   #21
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Here is some video I shot of the American Motordrome Company Wall of Death, they performed at the Barber Vintage Motorcycle Festival in Birmingham, Alabama last fall.

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Old 03-12-2010, 05:39 PM   #22
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I think this is a guy from the same crew...I took this at the Broken Spoke last summer-
They were a lot of fun to watch-


sorry my pics post so big.
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Old 03-12-2010, 08:42 PM   #23
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rhett rotten rides a '27 indian 101 scout,and a '57 harley hummer,he's a good friend a mine,being on the road with him is insane!wildman doesnt even begin to describe him...i think he's banned for life at the full throttle..
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Old 03-13-2010, 07:00 AM   #25
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when I was a kid I saw some people ride bikes in a steel ball at the circus.. it was insane
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Old 03-13-2010, 11:40 AM   #26
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Every time I see the picture of that damn Lion riding in that car, it puts a smile on my face!
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Heres my favorite version of the Lion pic in motovational style.........

Found this on the net somewhere and like stated some of the wildest shit I have ever seen.....



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Check out the DEMON DROME on you tube or google, this wall of Death belongs to a friend of mine over here in England, they bought a while back restored it and now do all the bike and car shows, i dont think the Lion is still alive tho! pretty radical tho!!
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I had the absolute pleasure of checking out American Motor Drome Co. and the Wall of Death in Myrtyle Beach in 2005...it was amazing! I was a young Lance Corporal fresh out of the sandbox...can't explain it, I thought it was incredible...something I will forever remember
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I just this morning heard Sam had died we lost touch over the years but I was always on the lookout for her. She was a sweet gal, and a fighter at the same time. Im sure she left behind a whole lot of friends. fficeffice" />>>
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I just this morning heard Sam had died we lost touch over the years but I was always on the lookout for her. She was a sweet gal, and a fighter at the same time. Im sure she left behind a whole lot of friends. fficeffice" />>>
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I will try to attach a couple of pictures from when her and I were together. If I find more I will pass them on, but Sam was the one always taking pictures. She probably had many more of me than I had of her.>>
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Unfortunatly thanks for the bad news, saw her perform several times.
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sorry about her passing..just curious,has anyone seen rhett rotten lately? i got a couple of his bikes in my storage facility,i lost his phone number so i cant call him.he usually calls me every couple months..but i aint heard from him in like a year. with his lifestyle i get worried about him!
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sorry about her passing..just curious,has anyone seen rhett rotten lately? i got a couple of his bikes in my storage facility,i lost his phone number so i cant call him.he usually calls me every couple months..but i aint heard from him in like a year. with his lifestyle i get worried about him!
The beer or the bikes?
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heres a few pics i took at soap lake washington last summer, great bunch of guys. if you're on facebook theres lots of pics here http://www.facebook.com/Wall.of.Death.ThrillShow?v=wall








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well,last few times we talked,he said he was sober,but with rhett i can never tell,when i was on the road with him it seemed like everyday was a near death experiance!
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