The Ken Fox Hellriders Book

I first encountered the Ken Fox troupe back in 2009 and was astonished by the skill and showmanship of the riders of this particular wall of death. The wall of death has a long line of history going back to the twenties in England and Ken’s team still perform their skills upon machines from this time. As the riders flash past the audience at great speed, you seem to witness a show from a previous era, an era without the trappings of this modern changing world!
I set out to preserve this way of life with photography, it was important for me from the start to document the Fox family with an undirected approach, and preferably with film. However the latter proved impossible for me due to the cost. To overcome this problem and to keep this project genuine. I photographed this entire project without
shots being set up, no lighting and with minimum post editing. When you look through the pages of books and magazines that are produced in this now digital world you sometimes have difficulty deciding if the imagery before your eyes is real. The daring performances of the 21 century hell riders are real and are performed in front of many disbelieving eyes whenever they ride. This project concludes displaying their pride and commitment within the imagery of this book.
This biographical sketch is a brief glimpse into their world, and was shot over a period of nearly two years. During my time spent with Ken, his wife Julie and their family, I have witnessed the amazing spectacle that is………

THE WALL OF DEATH .
If you would like a copy of this book priced here at £10.00 please go to the BUY NOW button, or send a cheque for £12.00 if you live in the UK and want it posted out. payable to Gary margerum. and send to, 18 ladycroft way farnborough kent br6 7by, don't forget to put your address on! for return post.
sorry for the charge but the books are quite weighty and the good old post office charges £2.
Please note for orders outside the uk please contact me via e mail for postage price.

Thank you!
www.garymargerum.com
garymargerum@gmail.com





Prints

All the images have been reproduced for this publication.

If you would like an original print please contact me.
Prints will be dispatched from one of the leading printers in England.
There’s nothing like the original printed on high quality paper.
All images will be limited to ensure exclusivity.
Please contact me regarding image selection and print size etc.

Thank You…….

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Monday, 6 December 2010

Winter Repairs



Thanks again to Ken Allen for this cartoon.

www.kenallencartoons.com




Luke Fox.



Winter is a very busy time for the fox family, planning rebuilding
All aspects of the wall of death. From vehicles to the wall it’s self
Improving to maintaining is very important. The changes under taken
In the winter months will help the show to become more efficient during the summer.

As always all the work is carried out by members of the ken fox
Troupe.




Luke Fox.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

2010








The 2010 tour is now complete ,please look out for forthcoming events. http://www.wall-of-death.co.uk If you would like to contribute to this project in anyway please contact me.

Thank you.............

Monday, 6 September 2010

Great Dorset Steam Fair




The great doset steam fair is attended by over 200,000 people in a 600 acre site.
Making this europe's largest out door event.



Ken Fox.

Monday, 30 August 2010

Utrecht Netherlands


Alex fox
Henny

Henny and Alex


Ken and Alex Fox pay a visit to see Henny Kroeze and his team in holland.Alex and Ken also perform on hennys wall over the weekend.

History

This wall was build in 1940 in France. After many years of traveling trough France it ended up at The Parc at Niclos Bordeayx region , Where it was overused for 10 years . In 1998 Henny Kroeze Brought it over to Holland , it was an instant hit with organizers and the audience . Jaarbeurs Utrecht , Rai Amsterdam , Frankfurt , Sinsheim Auto & Technik Museum Circuit Zolder , Belgian Bike Weekend , etc.
Henny Kroeze is riding a Scout 1927.
The spare bike was a 1925 Scout .


Thank you to henny Kroeze and his team for their wonderful hospitality.All the best..........

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Bull Dog bash 2010


The next performance after this image was taken ken's 1920's indian frame fracture's kicking ken into the wall with such violence it force's the knots in the woodern panels to explode outwards.Ken calmly pick's himself up and finishes his performance.Top Class!
Ken's strike on the wall. External Damage

Ken and his son luke discuss the damage in the morning!As you can see ken's indian also caught alight!

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Wall of Death (Bull Dog Bash)



Returning for its 24th year - Stratford-Upon-Avon, in Warwickshire, welcomes the biggest biker party in Europe, the Bulldog Bash, to Shakespeare County Raceway from the 12th to the 15th of August.


Nashville Pussy, Blaze Bayley, The Groundhogs, Breed 77, The Hamsters, The Brothers Grimm, Wrathchild, Gentlemen Of Distorted Sound, Imicus, Gypsey Pistoleros, The Glitterati, Godsized & loads more have signed up to play on the two huge music stages at this year's event, marking one of the strongest looking line-ups in the festival's history.

And not to be missed Ken Fox's "THE WALL OF DEATH".

Friday, 30 July 2010


Luke Fox.Going for the line.
Image's from the "WALL OF DEATH WEEKEND" Dingles Fairground HERITAGE Centre.

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Croydon Summer Festival


Live bands,kids area,global market,green village,street theatre,fun fair,creative workshops and THE WALL OF DEATH!
easy reach by train and tram
"Even hardened north Londoners could be tempted south
for this outdoor jamboree…"
– Time Out

Monday, 19 July 2010

High Voltage Victoria Park.


The next event for wall 1 will be the high voltage festival in victoria park.Wall 2 will be at Flookbourgh cumbria.please see the wall of death web site for details of events.

Kent County Show Maidstone.


With the Wall of Death being so popular at the margate show and the kent county event.Some people had to be dragged away!

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Print sale

The images displayed below are being released for sale to the public.

There Is only a limited run of each image.Your 20x16 high quality print from dunns imaging group will be sent to you with a numbered certificate.This can be placed on the rear of your frame.I do prefer completed works to be framed,but due to postage damage we can only supply prints though the postal system.Each print is priced £70.00 which includes p&p to main land uk.(if out side main land contact for postal costs)Promoters…..Please contact me if you are looking for different images for promoting, advertising, or sponsorship of the wall of death.Please e mail your details and requirements .I will source best images to suit your needs.

All print orders to be placed via contact number.07794009958.
"Prints belong on the wall so get them framed"
Please choose a print number when ordering.

Thank you.
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Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Wall of Death

Documentary type insight to the wall of death.

The Team


Left to Right. Ken Fox..Alex Fox..Ken Wolfe..Willie..Steve..Lee..Jed..Luke Fox..Kerri Cameron..Jamie..and Neil (the spieler)Team line up from dingles.Other members unfortunately absent.

Glasonbury June 23rd/27th


"Keep upright and stay safe all the best "

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Ken Allen cartoon.

The highly acclaimed cartoonist ken allen took time out to pen down this one off! for me.See Ken Allen cartoons for more info.(Cartoon posted has copyright!) thanks again ken......





Published Work

1987 - 92 The Weekly News, Daily Star, The Sun, Daily Mirror
1987 - 92 Private Eye
1987 - 90 Daily pocket cartoonist, Liverpool Daily Post
1988 Daily Telegraph
1988 - 92 Punch
1990 - 92 The Spectator
1990 - 92 The Cartoonist
1990 - 92 Maxim
1996 - 02 Punch

"In life, I think you've got to laugh, so I like to draw single joke cartoons, usually in black and white".

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Wall of Death: A Way of Life

From the wall of death tour back in february "enjoy" See also blog archive for february.

Monday, 31 May 2010

David Essex pays the wall a visit.

David Essex and the cast paid a welcome visit to the Wall of Death at enfield.After watching Ken and his team perform, David discussed some aspects of running the wall of death,building up,travelling etc.And as the true gentleman he is, he kindly posed for a team photo.All the fun of the fair play's Garrick Theatre until 5th september.Don't miss this great show.


Thank's again to David and his cast.

Heading west

The next events.

Royal cornwall show - Wall of death dingles weekend - Glasonbury.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Enfield


My next event will be at the end of may 29th to the 30th.I will probably be around on the monday or sunday.But ken and the team will be there doing their thing all weekend so don't miss out,and come down and see their great show.

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Dice magazine.

It's on it's way,look out for Dice issue 32. Also a limited number of images, of the wall of death will be released for sale soon.Dice magazine has the right angle on whats right in the bike world,matt davis and dean micetich continual hard work have produced top rated magazines over and above the rest."DICE" whats more to say.See www.dicemagazine.com(F T L R!) thank you dice........
gary......

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Merrist wood



Next event will be the guilford college merrist wood summer show.Sunday 16 may.www.merristwood.ac.uk fun starts at 11.00am.

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Indian spares


Please contact ken fox if you have any spare parts for indian's. "thats the bikes only".Ken will consider any parts from 1920's indian cycles to any interesting item's regarding the wall.

Saturday, 1 May 2010

COWPIE COUNTRY SHOW.sunday 9th may 2010.




My next event will be the cowpie show on the 9th may.come and see the wall of death and ken's team ride the indian's around the wall.the cowpie show is a great event for all the family.other acts from helicopter rides,birds of prey,archrry,terrier racing,parachute display team, and much more.so if the crocodile encounters don't do it for you, come and see the wall. see www.cowpie.co.uk for full details.

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Dice Magazine


Look out for the wall of death article in the legendary Dice magazine.Issue 32 out may/june!See www.dicemagazine.com for full details.

Events for 2010

List of Events- Wall of Death no2 World Tour 2010
Wall of Death no1 World Tour 2010
MONTH DATES VENUE
April 24/25 Stafford bike show
Butlins Skegness
May 1 /2 / 3 Truckfest Peterborough
May 8/ 9 Cowpie Dorking
Stotfold mill Bedford
May 15/16 Merrist wood Guildford
BMF Peterborough
May 22/23 Belvoir castle

May 29/30 Enfield
June 5/6
June 10/11/12 Royal Cornwall show
June 19/20 Wall of Death weekend Dingles
June 23/27 Glasonbury
July 3/4 Trentham Gardens Stoke on trent
Stars and Stripes Tatton park
July 10/11 Quexpo Margate
Cheshire steam rally

July 17/18 Kent County show Maidstone
July 24/25 High voltage Victoria Park
Flookbourgh Cumbria
July 31/ 1 Aug Croydon
Cromford Derbyshire
Aug 5/6/7/8 Pickering Yorkshire
Aug 12/13/14 Goodwood
Bulldog Bash Stratford upon avon
Aug 21/22 Lincoln Steam Rally
Aug 28/29
Sept 1 - 5 Great Dorset Steam fair
Sept 11/12 Haddenham steam rally Cambs
Sept 18/19 Bedford steam rally
Henham rally Norfolk
Sept 25/26
Oct 2/3 Bugatti Hillclimb
Copdock bike show Ipswich
Oct 16/17 Stafford Bike Show
Nov 25 - 5 Dec Carole Nash Bike Show N.E.C

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

summer's on it's way.

Come and see us this spring and summer ,we are on our way to a town near you.
You going!

Thursday, 4 March 2010

"THE TOUR"

The wall of deaths tour of Glasgow Abberdeen and Edinburgh with the national theatre of scotland has now come to it's successful end.The death defying performance of the wall of death and stephen skrynka has recevied wonderfull reveiws.The audience of all ages that has seen this performance throughout the tour were truly taken by this one off theatre production.Thank you to every one involved and good luck to the wall riding skid mark steve!.The wall is back at the yard and preparing for the new season.So watch out and come and see us."it's the best couple of quid your ever spend"