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The Wall of Death is a vintage live action thrill show featuring a silo-shaped wooden cylinder 30 feet in diameter. Inside this “drome”, motorcycle daredevils travel along the vertical wall performing trick, fancy, and acrobatic riding. MotorDromes started in the carnivals and fairs of America (including Coney Island) - when entertainment was live and in person. Today, the American Motor Drome Company strives to keep this bit of history alive by traveling the United States, performing the show as it would have been 100 years ago.
In this talk, Corinna will discuss the myth and mystery of the origins of the first true Wall Of Death. As with much carnival history, the truth is somewhere entwined within a hundred tall tales, and the hunt to unravel these tales—including one placing it in Coney Island—is really the best part!
Corinna Mantlo is the founder and lead designer at Via Meccanica, creating unique motorcycle seat restorations for some the most well known custom motorcycles in the world. Corinna has appeared on BBC, CNN, Talking Motorcycles with Barry Boone, and has been featured in the New York Times, New York Post, Time Out New York, Nativen, Rolling Stone Italia, Cafe Racer Magazine, and countless other publications. She also curates, produces, and advises on the production of media, art, and film events around the world and has been hailed as one of the “leading female experts of the custom and vintage motorcycle community.”
Ticket sales end on Wednesday, February 17th at 5pm.
A Zoom link to join us online, will be emailed day of the event.
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