Meet Hazel. This photograph of her from 1927 shows her smiling broadly before a show at an American fairground. We don’t know much more about Hazel but she does look like the kind of girl it’d be fun to have a drink with.
The original Silodromes, or “Walls of Death”, were just made from rudimentary wooden planks, a few nails and some duct tape. This fantastically advanced German version is made from steel and is suspended in mid-air with a series of wires, pulleys and poles.