Crash Ka­vanagh

Old Bike Australasia - - OLD BIKE OUT’N’ABOUT - via Peter Tasker and Mat Clancy

THIS IS NOT the sort of thing you ex­pect to see in the win­dow of an ar­chi­tect’s of­fice, in this case that of Terry Forbes in Bris­bane. The Dou­glas at one stage be­longed to Reg ‘Crash’ Ka­vanagh, a leg­endary stunt per­former who did film work as well as per­form­ing at nu­mer­ous shows and in sta­di­ums around the world. Ka­vanagh’s per­ilous life was the sub­ject of a book writ­ten by An­thony Richard­son.

BE­LOW “Head down, hands pro­tected, Reg Ka­vanagh shoots through the tun­nel of flame – 21 feet of petrol-soaked hes­sian makes a scorch­ing blaze.”

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