Max Hartmann

Posted on Sunday, August 19th, 2018 by John Wood
We feature all kinds of famous strongmen and their exploits, but we also like to showcase some lesser-known strongmen too.

Case-in-point: Max Hartmann of Heidelberg, Germany, who performed the “Human Link” feat with a pair of US Army jeeps at the Bamberg headquarters of the 85th Infantry Division. Hartmann used canvas straps and bath towels to hold the vehicles while the drivers spun the wheels in a futile effort to budge him. Hartmann requested only that the drivers let the clutch out slowly while he held the cars firmly in place. This was in 1957 but Hartmann performed the human link feat for many more years.

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