A selection of motorcycle acrobats. Mainly from the heyday of such activities in the twenties and thirties and mainly french in origin. Most details seem to be lost in the mists of time so look, enjoy and make up your own narrative.
|Nowadays this would possibly be filed under child labour.|
No idea of the origin of this image. Very cool bike though,
a definite proto-bobber look going on.
|The caption says it all, 'Toto Marnay, the youngest motorcycle|
acrobat in the world'.
|It's a pretty good stunt for the day and a great picture. Really|
captures the feeling of speed. The copy and paste faces are
however quite amateurish.
|The motorcycle is a Terrot and it looks like he is riding a|
velodrome but further details are unknown.
|The Cinzano riders were a popular feature of the Tour de France|
caravan in the fifties and sixties.
|The Danil's act.|
|Paul Poitte. 'Champion of acrobatics'.|
|Quite a nifty trick by the Celmar's.|
|Those Celmar's are at it again. This|
time a chair, or perhaps a pair of
chairs are involved
|A static sidecar balance by the 'Equipe Boston'. Along the|
bottom there is a list of components though to me it looks
like they are of no relation to this bike.
|According to the caption Luciano is here engaging in an|
audacious feat of acrobatics at 80kmh. Not to lessen his
achievements but looking at that bike 80kmh is a pretty