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Waldo Corthes

Waldo Corthes

Waldo Corthes, a German Variety entertainer, is shown here allowing a Volkswagen to run over his pillow-covered head. Many strongmen have been “run over” by a car but this one is a first. Corthes didn’t even blink and apparently suffered no ill effect. This feat took...

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Roger Weigèle

Roger Weigèle

Here's another strongman you probably haven't heard of: Roger Weigèle is well known in the diving community as the man who established the world famous Glénan International Diving Center on Saint-Nicolas Island in 1960. But before that, Roger got his start lifting...

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Archie Vanderpool in Action

Archie Vanderpool in Action

Here, the mysterious Archie Vanderpool performs a pretty unusual feat of supporting strength… With his back against a stone wall, Archie braced his legs against a car driven at full throttle for 52 seconds. — The tires were worn to ribbons!

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Marino! ~ Circus Busch

Marino! ~ Circus Busch

Several fabulous posters for “Marino” appeared for the Circus Busch in the early 1900’s. Marino’s act always featured automobiles (which were relatively new and no doubt still a curiosity to the general public at the time) — he was either lifting them, or, as shown...

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The Mighty Young Apollo

The Mighty Young Apollo

Paul Anderson, The Mighty Young Apollo, of Australia, can tow five cars with his teeth like it’s no big deal. Mr. Apollo set over fifty records during his colorful career.

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Automobile
Waldo Corthes

Waldo Corthes

Waldo Corthes, a German Variety entertainer, is shown here allowing a Volkswagen to run over his pillow-covered head. Many strongmen have been “run over” by a car but this one is a first. Corthes didn’t even blink and apparently suffered no ill effect. This feat took...

read more
Roger Weigèle

Roger Weigèle

Here's another strongman you probably haven't heard of: Roger Weigèle is well known in the diving community as the man who established the world famous Glénan International Diving Center on Saint-Nicolas Island in 1960. But before that, Roger got his start lifting...

read more
Archie Vanderpool in Action

Archie Vanderpool in Action

Here, the mysterious Archie Vanderpool performs a pretty unusual feat of supporting strength… With his back against a stone wall, Archie braced his legs against a car driven at full throttle for 52 seconds. — The tires were worn to ribbons!

read more
Marino! ~ Circus Busch

Marino! ~ Circus Busch

Several fabulous posters for “Marino” appeared for the Circus Busch in the early 1900’s. Marino’s act always featured automobiles (which were relatively new and no doubt still a curiosity to the general public at the time) — he was either lifting them, or, as shown...

read more
The Mighty Young Apollo

The Mighty Young Apollo

Paul Anderson, The Mighty Young Apollo, of Australia, can tow five cars with his teeth like it’s no big deal. Mr. Apollo set over fifty records during his colorful career.

read more