Cute clip Norrie! Broke my heart watching all those cars go down in that pit like that. That was one heckuva magnet that guy had in that weird little contraption too.
Yes Tim I thought it was a lot of fun hence the reason I shared .
This clip is from the Andy Clyde and Billy Bevan 1925 movie entitled "Super-Hooper-Dyne Lizzies". I've had have it on Super 8mm film since the late 1970's, but it's probably also available in video tape or DVD formats. too.
Remember Andy Clyde? He was Amos McCoy's neighbor in "The Real McCoys" TV show and the man with a city bond from the Civil War that the town of Mayberry couldn't redeem 100 years later. In his younger days, Andy Clyde was a star in silent movies, mostly slapstick. They don't make 'em like that anymore.
I remember him well.
He was Hoppy's sidekick, California Carlson.
Wow, I've watch both characters, and never realized they were the same actor!
Clyde started in movie shorts as a young actor playing an older man. His career in comedy shorts lasted so long that he aged into his character to the extent that earlier footage was used in later films for cost cutting reasons and viewers didn't pick it up.