Daredevil girls turn up the heat and burn rubber

The Trabor Family Great Daredevil Circus at Blackpool Football Club, Bloomfield Road in 1975.

The Trabor Family Great Daredevil Circus at Blackpool Football Club, Bloomfield Road in 1975.

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These wheels are on fire!

These stunt riders would certainly have wowed the crowds at Blackpool FC’s Bloomfield Road ground, in 1975.

Stunt woman Mary Connors of the Moto Birds jumps over the rest of the team

Stunt woman Mary Connors of the Moto Birds jumps over the rest of the team

They are members of the Moto Birds team, part of the Trabor Family Great Daredevil Circus, performing that summer.

In these incredible photos, a member of the Moto Birds can be seen fearlessly leaping through a blazing hoop.

And stunt woman Mary Connors, of the Moto Birds, impressively jumps over the rest of the team.

A Moto Bird is also pictured crashing through a fierce ring of fire at top speed.

But, as The Gazette reported at the time, there was not much of a crowd turn out to see them.

Legendary stunt rider and daredevil Evel Knievel was due to appear at the show that weekend.

But a few weeks earlier, he had suffered a crash while attempting to land a jump over 13 redundant single-deck AEC Merlin buses in front of a crowd of 90,000 people at Wembley.

He broke his pelvis, which meant he could not perform as scheduled in Blackpool on June.

According to The Gazette report from June 30: “The crowds expected for the Knievel show failed to materalise for the last-minute substitute.

“And with only a smattering of people on the terraces, no amount of coaxing could whip up an atmosphere.”

But it added: “The circus had something new to offer – an original and at times spectacular of athletic skill at great heights.

“Blondini could have learned a trick or two from the versatile Trabor family, as they performed high-wire tricks on motorbikes, walked up crazy-angled hausers blindfolded and gracefully swumg from swaying steel towers.

“And Evel himself might have cast an admiring glance at the lean-limbed girls of the Moto Birds troupe stunting seductively on ageing Jap bikes.”