watt’s picture of the week – monday, june 27, 2011

in the lion drome: fearless egbert + his lion monarch (mike watt did not take this photo!)

a man and a lion sharing a race car in 1929

“fearless egbert” and his lion “monarch” wailing around a “wall of death” in a “lion drome” in 1929, pursued by a man on a motorcycle.

I did not take this photo but felt very compelled to share it.

more info here:

http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/news-features/consumer/fearless_egbert_and_the_dare_devil_lion_1_2200546

http://burwell.tumblr.com/post/1344391852/insooutso-mr-fearless-egbert-taking-his-five

http://theselvedgeyard.wordpress.com/2009/12/05/the-wall-of-death-daredevils-lions-riders-fairs-oh-my/

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3 Responses to watt’s picture of the week – monday, june 27, 2011

  1. I am inspired to be way more badass from this moment forward.

  2. Holy crap. We’ll never be as badass as that lion, Elise.

  3. I don’t know – I’m not afraid of chairs or whips

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