Kārlis Ploks

I don't know how I found this unique page on Kārlis Ploks - 1930's Stunt master, but this photo is incredible. Born in Sinole, Vidzeme (Latvia) in 1895, he grew up poor, served in WW1 and ended up working in a gypsum factory in Riga, Latvia. After some work in Odessa, Russia, Karl moved back to Riga and took to doing what he loved - being a motorcycle stunt king. Cheers Karl, you're remembered.

Please visit the Latvian Footprints website for more about Kārlis Ploks.


What a badass...

(photo courtesy of the Latvian Footprints)