you seek Thrills,
Here's something that will give'em to you.
Squirrel Cage is the name that has been applied
to the latest device for producing automotive
thrills. A huge circular track built of
steel and revolving within another track on
ball-bearings is this one. It is unusual
inasmuch as it stands upright in the air.
thrill artist, seated in a four wheel tiny
racing car, loops the loop inside the circle
until he has his audience at the point of
nervous prostration, and then concluded the
day's work when he pulls a lever on his car,
tripping a latch on the circular track which
causes part of the lower section of the circle
to collapse and car and driver are hurled into a
convenient basket, which the audience however,
does not see. The driver must travel at
least 25 miles an hour in order to stay within
the track when making the loops. Thus far
no accidents have occurred, although the thing
is not entirely fool-proof.
Keystone View Co.
Plenty of Thrills at Los Angeles Pageant
daring looping leap for life performed Parker
Greggs and his sister Peggy. Parker rides
the first car and loops around his sister three
times while both cars are in the air.
Thousands gather to witness the daredevil feet.
Herald-Sun Syndicate Sept. 5th 1922