Inspiration for the Wall of Death: Cleveland's Luna Park opened in 1906. Its Motordrome was one of the wood-planked motorcycle speedways that were popular in the early 1900s. Postcard via The Cool History of Cleveland
Jungle's beautiful brand-new 1970 red Nova. Car would have only 6 runs on it before Pete Williams crashed it at N.Y. National Speedway on Long Island. Chutes did not come out. Click this image to show the full-size version.