Auto Polo leagues once dominated the countryside. Many a family outing in America was spent driving to matches and cheering on favorite teams.
Legendary teams like the New York Spark Plugs and the Atlanta Peach Wheelers enthralled Sunday afternoon crowds as large as 250,000 people.
And then it was over just as soon as it started. The Federal government took action when the sport became more about chaos and mayhem than skill and gamesmanship. These photos show how violence became the order of the day. Another great sport lost to man’s desire for blood.