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Old 02-25-2008, 11:18 PM   #1
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Default AUTO POLO! THIS IS CRAZY!!Anyone ever heard of this 1920's sport.? Pics.

This picture is outta hand. I thought I've done some goofy shit on motorcycles and in cars.. Anyone got anymore on this pastime..
(I thought I posted this the other day.. I'm loosing it, ...Drugs..)

...if I had a band, and was looking for a name.. I'd have to use this picture and name..



Check out the polo stick in the one guys hand in this photo..




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Old 02-25-2008, 11:45 PM   #2
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Default Re: AUTO POLO! THIS IS CRAZY!!Anyone ever heard of this 1920's sport.? Pics.

that's cool as hell...somebody needs to get this going again!

for that matter, how about jousting with those little things too...that'd be a blast
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Old 02-25-2008, 11:58 PM   #3
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Default Re: AUTO POLO! THIS IS CRAZY!!Anyone ever heard of this 1920's sport.? Pics.

That is too weird- I was telling my pops about the British show Top Gear this weekend, and how they played soccer with subcompacts, and he pops off with-"ever heard of Auto Polo?", and then goes into a 20-minute dissertation about the cars used, and how it was played, etc. I'll see if he has any similar articles about it and post them here.
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Old 02-26-2008, 12:16 AM   #4
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Default Re: AUTO POLO! THIS IS CRAZY!!Anyone ever heard of this 1920's sport.? Pics.

can't post pics but they played auto socker with an old round water bouy about 10 feet around.The cars had big rounded hoop roll bars so they would roll completely over if tipped .They would push the ball around with the cars !The roll bars were steel wagon tires most of the cars were model T s stripped of their bodys
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Old 02-26-2008, 12:25 AM   #5
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Default Re: AUTO POLO! THIS IS CRAZY!!Anyone ever heard of this 1920's sport.? Pics.

I vaguely remember that the early NSRA meets they usta have a game where a passenger in a rod would polo a ball around a slalom course with a push broom(?)

Probably can't get "insurance" for anything fun any more
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Old 02-26-2008, 04:35 AM   #6
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you guys will never believe me so I will just share a couple pics
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Old 02-26-2008, 07:31 AM   #7
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Thats the stupidist thing I think i have ever seen, from thier stand point of course, hillarious from here. I thought some of those early board track racers were crazy, but thats just nutts! Anyone know how fast they got going? And to think, no pads or helmets, I dunno whether they were "real men" or "real stupid" It would be a funny band name.
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Old 02-26-2008, 09:19 AM   #8
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As always Roy (Racer5c)... You impress me! Thanks!! Now get back to the Vintage sprintcar thread...
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Old 02-26-2008, 09:33 AM   #9
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I have never heard of anything like this.

This looks like something that may have went on at a BSM party a few years ago!
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Old 02-26-2008, 09:35 AM   #10
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I would watch the shit outta that sport!
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Old 02-26-2008, 09:38 AM   #11
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This looks like something that may have went on at a BSM party a few years ago!
Theres not enough FIRE involved...
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Old 02-26-2008, 09:51 AM   #12
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Theres not enough FIRE involved...
Probably true! You could always do it at night and use a ball of fire!

Any idea how long of a time period this was considered a "Sport"?
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Old 02-26-2008, 09:52 AM   #13
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I beleive everything you say, so tell us!
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Old 02-26-2008, 09:57 AM   #14
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Wow

Not the same but the local Circle Track used to have 'Auto Ball' in the infield with 70's vintage cars (refugees from the Demo Derby) and the ball was bigger around than I am tall (I'm 6'3").
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you guys will never believe me so I will just share a couple pics
Is it just me, or do those pics look retouched? Check the weirdness by the left rear wheel of the car on the left. And is that a plank holding up the T on the right?

And how come the cars are in perfect focus, but the guys are blurry?
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Old 02-26-2008, 11:02 AM   #16
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damn that shit woulda been dangerous as HELL!!..that means it was prolly FUUUUUN!!.. i wonder if anyone ever dieed from it. the way the damn cars/carts fly up on thier side and on each other. AWESOME.
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Old 02-26-2008, 11:02 AM   #17
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Is it just me, or do those pics look retouched? Check the weirdness by the left rear wheel of the car on the left. And is that a plank holding up the T on the right?

And how come the cars are in perfect focus, but the guys are blurry?
yea they are retouched those are really 2005 mitsubishis
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Old 02-26-2008, 11:05 AM   #18
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Looks like the guy that got thrown out isn't safe yet. BIG mallet coming at his head.LOL
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I vaguely remember that the early NSRA meets they usta have a game where a passenger in a rod would polo a ball around a slalom course with a push broom(?)

Probably can't get "insurance" for anything fun any more
yep...that and the drive by and poke a potato with a spear while negotiationg a road course....stab & steer. They also used to do a gymkana (sp) where the driver was blindfolded & the pasenger would direct them thru the course.
That was before the days of sensable shoes & fat old guys pontificating on how they invented hot rods.


like to see 'em try & pull THAT off today
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Old 02-26-2008, 02:25 PM   #20
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Suck's to be those guys. Thought I'd seen it all,But Nooo.
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