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Old 04-11-2008, 11:18 PM   #1
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Old 04-11-2008, 11:20 PM   #2
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Default Re: WTH? Lion in a race car?

Looks like one of those old cycle drome setups at a county or state fair.

Great photo.
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Old 04-11-2008, 11:56 PM   #3
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Old 04-11-2008, 11:57 PM   #4
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I guess if the "Wall of death" doesn't kill you....
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Old 04-12-2008, 12:00 AM   #5
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That lion has one cool haircut but wow so much going on! That car is wide! Check the front suspension, the frame horns. Is that axle a thick sob or what? Wish she could scooch over so we could see the rear. And the forks on the bike? Wild. Thanks!
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Old 04-12-2008, 04:05 AM   #6
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Maybe it's the "werewolf of London" and "his hair was perfect". (Warren Zevon, RIP)
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Old 04-12-2008, 07:04 AM   #7
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Default Re: WTH? Lion in a race car?

The sequil to the story of Daniel in the lions' den...
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Old 04-12-2008, 07:18 AM   #8
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That's definitely a step up from Tim Flock sneaking a monkey into his race car back in the fifties.

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Old 04-12-2008, 07:40 AM   #9
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Hell Fonty Flock had a monkey (Jocko) ride along with him during NASCAR races in the 5's...
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Old 04-12-2008, 08:05 AM   #10
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The original anti-theft system... Look all you want, but don't touch! Seriously what the hell is up with that? "come see a lion ride around in a sidecar?" At the circus I once saw a bear that could ride a motorcycle and that was pretty impressive, but I think this trumps it!

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Old 04-12-2008, 08:57 AM   #11
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Default Re: WTH? Lion in a race car?

It's not a big axle, it's a small car, and that looks like a stock Indian leaf sprung fork to me. Anybody else?
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Old 04-12-2008, 10:37 AM   #12
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I'm not sure about that photo, but it could possibly be at Gilmore Stadium in Los Angeles (where Farmers Market is today). Gilmore Gasoline's slogan was "Roar with he Lions" and they did use real lions in some of their promotional stunts. Gilmore sponsored airplane races and the Gilmore entry would have a lion cub ride in the plane. Just a thought....
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Old 04-12-2008, 10:54 AM   #13
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I used to race at Lyons, but it was NOTHING like THAT.
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Old 04-12-2008, 10:58 AM   #14
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The Gilmore display at the Farmers Market


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Old 04-12-2008, 11:00 AM   #15
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way cool pic. i bet that lion was thinking man when i get off this thing im eating you.
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Old 04-12-2008, 11:02 AM   #16
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Lions Pomade...
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Old 04-12-2008, 12:58 PM   #17
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Essex frame rails....I think.

May be a cast aluminum axle...
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