• Short Summary

    Polo played from buggies and a motorcycle driving through burning wood in Chicago, United States of America.

  • Description

    Titles read: "Now another kind of daredevilry - on land - Auto Thrills! To be exact, Auto-polo, Chicago variety -".

    Chicago, Illinois, United States of America.

    Various shots of an 'Auto-polo' match in a Chicago sports stadium. Two buggy-type cars zoom about a dirt pitch and the passengers hit the ball with polo sticks as they pass. Spectators crowd around the pitch and run out of the way as the cars pass. Commentator says the object of the game is to get your opponent out of the running. After a collision, one of the cars turns over.

    We then see a man on a motorcycle drive straight through two burning wooden boards, for the thrill of the crowd! He comes straight out the other side, apparently safe.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1066.12
    Media URN:
    37331
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    07/11/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:40:00 / 01:22:32:00
    Canister:
    PT 137

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