Welcome to the THE H.A.M.B. forums.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

Go Back   THE H.A.M.B. > General Discussion > The Hokey Ass Message Board

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-21-2009, 08:16 AM   #1
Ryan
Administrator
 
Ryan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 1995
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 14,451
Default Auto Polo



This is pretty far off-topic, but I just can't help myself... I was cruising through the Library of Congress Flickr stream and found the photos you see here. From the little research I've...

To read the rest of this blog entry from The Jalopy Journal, click here.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2009, 08:26 AM   #2
hugh m
Senior Member
 
hugh m's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: ct.
Posts: 1,973
Default Re: Auto Polo

Human life wasn't worth as much back then, the roll bars were there so they didn't have to fix the cars. The guys would heal up for free.
__________________
www.waterwheelboatcarts.com
online   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2009, 08:31 AM   #3
RAY With
Old School HAMBer
 
RAY With's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Montgomery ,Texas
Posts: 3,126
Default Re: Auto Polo

This was done in Houston in the Dome stadium in the 70's. A local race track owner built a dozen or so old cars and had a complete round cage front to rear so when hit they would actually roll over and right side up again. I will look to see if I have any pictures and post if I do. The did several shows as I recall.
__________________
http://www.hotrodchat.com/gallery/ 29,660 +pictures and 160 albums and growing-Many HAMB FRIENDLY and some not. Many subjects and many old drag pictures from the 50-60's
offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 07-21-2009, 08:33 AM   #4
hotrodjeep
Alliance Member
 
hotrodjeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Tama, Iowa
Posts: 860
Default Re: Auto Polo

Sideshow event at MoKan, Maybe?

HA/GR Polo??????

Jeff
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2009, 02:29 PM   #5
Shaggy
Old School HAMBer
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Sultan, WA
Posts: 4,941
Default Re: Auto Polo

Quote:
Originally Posted by hotrodjeep View Post
Sideshow event at MoKan, Maybe?

HA/GR Polo??????

Jeff
I'm up!!
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2009, 08:44 AM   #6
DocWatson
Old School HAMBer
 
DocWatson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Aspley Queensland Australia
Posts: 10,132
Default Re: Auto Polo

Holey mother of a six legged goat running backward that is insane!

But strangely cool and alluring, I wanna do that sooo bad.

Doc.
__________________
Thereís a meaning there, but the meaning there doesnít really mean a thing.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2009, 08:51 AM   #7
denis4x4
Alliance Member
 
denis4x4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,626
Default Re: Auto Polo

Malcom Bricklin (sp) imported a bunch of egg shaped subaru's and installed external roll cages so that the cars would do a 360 degree rollover in a "soccer game" with an 8' ball.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2009, 09:00 AM   #8
BLAKE
Alliance Member
 
BLAKE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 2,425
Default Re: Auto Polo

What really blows my mind is that folks were able to capture these 'action' pics using the equipment of the day... absolutely amazing.
__________________
World's Crashest Yay-Hoo!
http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=827&dateline=12511444  14
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2009, 09:17 AM   #9
Malcolm
Alliance Member
 
Malcolm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 6,461
Default Re: Auto Polo

Quote:
Originally Posted by BLAKE View Post
What really blows my mind is that folks were able to capture these 'action' pics using the equipment of the day... absolutely amazing.

I was thinking the same thing! That must have been one hell of a camera to catch the action shots. Pretty crazy, but cool...




Malcolm
__________________
http://instagram.com/hoesing#
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2009, 09:32 AM   #10
VespaJay
Grenade Inspector
 
VespaJay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Worcester, Mass. USA
Posts: 345
Default Re: Auto Polo

Quote:
Originally Posted by BLAKE View Post
What really blows my mind is that folks were able to capture these 'action' pics using the equipment of the day... absolutely amazing.

I think these pics were staged, then re-touched. Look at the left rear tire ion the left car, it's been doctored. And is that a plank holding up the car on the right?

offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2009, 11:16 AM   #11
Retro Jim
Old School HAMBer
 
Retro Jim's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Abbottstown , PA
Posts: 3,877
Default Re: Auto Polo

Quote:
Originally Posted by VespaJay View Post
I think these pics were staged, then re-touched. Look at the left rear tire ion the left car, it's been doctored. And is that a plank holding up the car on the right?



NO marks in the dirt either ! Where are the people in the stands too ?
OH well just another fake that someone dreamed up !
__________________
J & S Kustom Engines
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2009, 12:12 PM   #12
Gotgas
Alliance Member
 
Gotgas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: DFW USA
Posts: 5,695
Default Re: Auto Polo

Quote:
Originally Posted by VespaJay View Post
I think these pics were staged, then re-touched. Look at the left rear tire ion the left car, it's been doctored. And is that a plank holding up the car on the right?

At first I wanted to show you were wrong, but now I think you are correct.

The pictures are of two distinct events. One looks real, the other a bunch of guys clowning around with cars. That photo isn't the only one where a car was raised up by a board and re-touched.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	untitled.JPG
Views:	158
Size:	23.3 KB
ID:	713054  
__________________
.
Good hands. BAD taste in cars.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2009, 06:20 PM   #13
jj mack
Member
 
jj mack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Plano Texas
Posts: 739
Default Re: Auto Polo

I didnt know Adobe and photoshop were around that long ago!!!

Pic 6, car on the left you can see the post holding up the car as well.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gotgas View Post
At first I wanted to show you were wrong, but now I think you are correct.

The pictures are of two distinct events. One looks real, the other a bunch of guys clowning around with cars. That photo isn't the only one where a car was raised up by a board and re-touched.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2009, 06:36 PM   #14
Joshua Shaw
Senior Member
 
Joshua Shaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Cincinnasty Ohio
Posts: 2,174
Default Re: Auto Polo

Pics might be staged for posters and advertising but AUTO POLO was real.. Being CONEY ISLAND, The pics were probably used as Post Cards to send to your buddy's.

Would have been a blast!

...and the cars would get "locked" together!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	aoutopolo1.jpg
Views:	126
Size:	329.2 KB
ID:	713357  
__________________
In Racing, You can be CHEAP, FAST, or SAFE...
...pick TWO.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2009, 05:33 PM   #15
autobilly
Old School HAMBer
 
autobilly's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Tweed, Australia
Posts: 2,821
Default Re: Auto Polo

Quote:
Originally Posted by VespaJay View Post
I think these pics were staged, then re-touched. Look at the left rear tire ion the left car, it's been doctored. And is that a plank holding up the car on the right?

I hate to be a "Conspiracy Theorist", but baring in mind BLAKE's comment, by Jove I think you're rite! Either way it's damn good publicity.
__________________
RETRO Spec. (tive) -Getting to where you're going by knowing where you've come from.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2009, 08:03 AM   #16
BAILEIGH INC
Alliance Vendor
 
BAILEIGH INC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Manitowoc, WI
Posts: 3,331
Default Re: Auto Polo

No way I would try that.
__________________
Shane Henderson
Baileigh Industrial
shenderson@baileighindustrial.com
www.baileighindustrial.com
920-482-3220

Metal Shaping Heaven www.baileighindustrial.com

Click Here For Serious Metal Fabrication Equipment
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2009, 10:07 AM   #17
junkyardgenius
Member
 
junkyardgenius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Kernow
Posts: 526
Default Re: Auto Polo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_d03yVC4z4
__________________
It,s been lonesome in the saddle since my horse died.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2009, 09:01 AM   #18
silverdome
Grenade Inspector
 
silverdome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: McCune, Ks.
Posts: 326
Default Re: Auto Polo

I was thinking along the same lines as hotrodjeep or maybe just have a couple of them old bugs running the quarter mile.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2009, 09:17 AM   #19
DrJ
Old School HAMBer
 
DrJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: PARADISE! (Long Beach, CA)
Posts: 9,348
Default Re: Auto Polo

If I remember right , early NSRA meets would have obstacle courses and "gymkhanas", aka slalom races, where the street rod passenger would try to push a basket ball through the course with a shop push broom while the driver tried to drive the course...?
(or was that some chemical induced dream I had back in the 70's?)

I bet insurance factors killed it.
__________________
Not my fault, I was at camp.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2009, 09:21 AM   #20
DocWatson
Old School HAMBer
 
DocWatson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Aspley Queensland Australia
Posts: 10,132
Default Re: Auto Polo

Quote:
Originally Posted by DrJ View Post
If I remember right , early NSRA meets would have obstacle courses and "gymkhanas", aka slalom races, where the street rod passenger would try to push a basket ball through the course with a shop push broom while the driver tried to drive the course...?
(or was that some chemical induced dream I had back in the 70's?)

I bet insurance factors killed it.
We still do that here in Oz!
__________________
Thereís a meaning there, but the meaning there doesnít really mean a thing.
offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:41 AM.