Breaking Balloon With Stick at 50 M.P.H. Is New Sport (Nov, 1929)
Breaking Balloon With Stick at 50 M.P.H. Is New Sport
STEADY nerves and a keen eye are required to accomplish this trick shown at left. This young woman is poking a four-foot stick at a toy balloon while driving her car 50 m.p.h. past the pole on which the balloon is mounted. The stick is pointed at one end with a sharp piece of metal so that when a “strike” is made score can be kept by counting the number of balloons broken. Persons who have played the new game declare that it is intensely difficult but very fascinating. A special device registers the speed the car is traveling when the balloon is struck at. The sport was recently introduced in Germany and has been adopted by many people as a substitute for auto polo.