The history of motor dromes dates back to the early 1900's. Many of the stories and pictures have been forgotten or lost. The carnival shows such as Amusements of America have much of the information for the simple fact that they hired the Drome shows. Samanthas' website www.thrillarena.comalthough "underconstruction", she was always making it better, contains much information.
Please check out the links for more information on the sport of drome riding from around the world and right here where it all began. Americas' Original Extreme Motorcycle Thrillshow...The WALL of DEATH.
above: Speedy McNish on the Amusements of America show.
right: Russell Noel taking bills in the last of the big combination dromes.
below: Sonny Pelaquin age 19.
below: Sam and Wahl E. working the Canadian drome in the early 80's.