I think the guy in the beret is a guy called TORNADO SMITH. He was British and rode the Wall of Death at a funfair called the Kursaal. His wife was a nurse who helped deliver my sister in 1966!!!
That is about the coolest thing I've heard in a long time. do you have any more info on Tornado Smith?
The Wall of Death in its various forms has thrilled and entertained audiences since the 1920s, but its history has never been properly put down in writing - until now. The renowned Wall rider Allan Ford has got together with writer Nick Corbie to produce the first comprehensive history of the Wall, drawing upon Allan's detailed knowledge of this unique attraction, as well as interviews with a number of current and past riders to produce 'Riding the Wall of Death', due out this June published by Tempus. Product Details:Paperback 160 pages (June 1, 2006) Publisher: Tempus Publishing LtdISBN: 0752437917 Price: £14.99
Jed, the post i've just sent contains details of a book about the 'wall of death' and is well worth reading. It covers TORNADO SMITH alomg with other famous riders!! Details from : The indian riders of GB MC.
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