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Silodrome was founded in 2010 by Ben Branch as a website dedicated to Gasoline Culture and all it entails – We write about modern cars, classic cars, motorcycles, racing, gear, gadgets, clothing, boats, planes, airships and the occasional submarine.

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The traditional “Silodrome” was a carnival sideshow attraction sometimes referred to as the “Wall of Death” – you may have seen one at a small county fair – the vertical velodromes were originally built in the countryside from old grain silos, leading to the name: silo drome.

Daredevils ride motorcycles and small cars around the sides of the Silodrome using G-forces to stay glued to the wall, often juggling, doing headstands, drinking bourbon and collecting tips from the audience as they go round.