Surfboarding at 75mph on a dry lake behind a high-performance car. In my old days living in the high-desert – we had a name for this type of extracurricular activity: Thursday.
Spectacular old photo from the 1930’s. Original press photograph from Underwood & Underwood of daredevil Doug Harper riding a surfboard on dry land behind a race car.
Underwood label caption reads
Taking chances Daredevil Doug Harper rides surfboard on dry land behind speedy racing car. Muroc, California Riding his surfboard behind a racing car piloted by Louis Moore, noted racer, Doug Harper found thrills aplenty at a speed of upwards of 75 miles per hour on the bed of a dry lake here. Photo Shows: Harper almost losing his gamble with death by taking a nasty spill while Moore (foreground) tows him along at a 75-m.p.h. clip.