Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The 1909 race course catastrophe in Berlin.

Motor-pacing has always been a dangerous, demanding sport. In the beginning there where no real safety rules. A number of deadly accidents changed that.
This is one of those deadly accidents. On the 18th of July 1909 stayer Ryser, his pacers Willy Porté and Borchard and their motor went over the barrier in Berlin. 9 people were killed, 52 wounded.

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