Apr 26, 2009 at 9:42 am #31836
lea , im not sure where to put this comment .
the article on sam was awesome & tearful at the same time . very good write . thank you .. steveApr 26, 2009 at 10:15 am #31837
Steve .. you are the second person that has said something about the Sam / Wall of Death editorial. It is indeed a sad ending, she was a full of life kinda gal. Thank you for the comment, I have passed the message on to Alice, who wrote it. I know she will appreciate that fact that others are enjoying the piece. She did a lot of research while writing about Sam.Jun 29, 2009 at 3:13 pm #31838
kinda like you !!! ……………… steveMar 20, 2012 at 12:52 am #31839
Since bike week just occurred in Florida, it brought the Wall of Death back on the table for some discussion. The beginning of this thread is of an article SRM did on Sam, a sad story and her life with the Wall of Death.
But this one fellow SRM member shared with me from the UK with a Hot Rod Runnin the Barrel / Wall instead of a Motorcycle. Ive seen a go-kart before but never this one Check it out …Mar 20, 2012 at 12:59 am #31840
There are a few still around here’s on under the name of the Demon Drome Wall of Death: This Wall of Death was constructed in 1927 in the USA. The wall was then brought over to England and run by Pat Collins’ Funfairs. In the 1940s his son in law, Elias Harris, then took it on. He built a car powered by an Indian four engine with a special platform for his lion ‘Rita’. The Wall was then sold to Roy Cripsey and moved to Aberavon in the 1960s and was the first wall to have a go cart ridden around it. Until the early 1980s the Wall was kept erected in Skegness. The Motordrome Co. then bought and travelled it until 2000 after which it was dismantled, stored on the back of a lorry and left to rot. IN 2003 WE BOUGHT IT and began a three year restoration project. Now, not only has the wall been fully restored, it has been given a complete makeover. We have given it a new sense of direction, bringing the act into the twenty-first century which comes with the new brand name…Demon Drome.Mar 20, 2012 at 1:00 am #31841
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