For anyone interested in sound and sound recordings
The Wall of Death is a motorcycle stunt which was first performed in Britain at Southend in 1929.
It uses a wooden barrel-like structure perhaps 30 feet/10 meters or more in diameter. The top is open to allow spectators to watch the action inside as motorcyclists circle and pick up enough speed to ride along the walls at right angles to the ground.
Last Sunday I visited Carter's Steam Fair when it came to Belair Park in south London, and its Wall of Death, one of only a handful in Britain, didn't disappoint. This is what it sounded like:
Motorcycle Wall of Death by The London Sound Survey
(The photograph is by the Flickr contributor SeaDave and is reproduced here under the terms of its Creative Commons CC BY 2.0 licence.)
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