I found the following picture:
No joke; it is true; found the picture in the "encyclopedia of forgotten sports". I am not sure, but I think it's a model t.
Do you believe this story?
I will make investigations and publishing the results on my homepage www.ford-model-t.de.
Yes, posed picture of stripped down T's. There has been a discussion of this in the past,several times. I am sure a lot of new people have never seen it. You can see where the props were retouched.
Regina, Saskatchewan ... just down the road a ways. Most of these polo photos are retouched but not this one. The front car was simply placed atop the back one. No supports needed.
You are correct, Garnet. Looking closer, I see this is not the same picture I have an original copy of. The chassis in the picture I have have one piece spindles. I believe mine was on the wall in a dealership.
Auto Polo even has a Wiki article now: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auto_polo
Here's a little action clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_d03yVC4z4
Roger, thanks for the Wiki and the action clip link.
Here's a link to the article that accompanied that photo on the internet:
Pretty crazy ! Then again, polo isn't an especially sane proposition even on horseback. After all, it began with wild Afghanis playing ball with the decapitated heads of their enemies . . .
I'd guess the popularity of the "sport" waned with the demise of the Model T - later models are just too cumbersome. If you gotta do this, looks to me like as with so many things, a Model T does it best !
Auto polo looks like it would be much more funnerer than just racing around a track all afternoon.