Chariot of 1938 Ben Hur Drawn by Four Motorcycles (Dec, 1938)

Chariot of 1938 Ben Hur Drawn by Four Motorcycles

For the Ben Hur of the motor age, no four-horse team would do. Instead, the charioteer—stunting in a sports festival sponsored by a Potsdam regiment in Germany—rides on a rubber-tired chariot drawn by four motorcycles. “Reins” in the driver’s hands lead to the handlebars of all four “bikes,” which are harnessed together by three horizontal bars. The har-ness recalls certain farm tractors which are controlled by reins.

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  1. James McBride says: February 21, 20121:10 am

    Does anyone have any more information on this rig? Can’t believe I’ve never encountered it before!

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