Item Details

Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1955 May

Two-Foot-Tall Motorcycle Called the "Easy-Racing Chair" Sets Speed Record at 225 Miles Per Hour

Digital Collection

The WSLS-TV News Film Collection, 1951-1971, comprises anchor scripts and 16mm news film created by Roanoke, Va., television station WSLS. A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities funded the preservation and digitization of this collection.

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Format
Online; Video; Streaming Video; Anchor Script
Release Date
1955-05-11
Run Time
44 seconds
Sound
Silent
Color
BW
Abstract
A driver climbs into a torpedo-shaped racing vehicle and lays on his back with his legs protruding from the front of the conveyance; he races the motorcycle down the German Autobahn at a record-breaking 225 miles per hour.
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