Thanks to PierreD, here is a photo of a lion on a “Wall of Death”. These circus and fair attractions included a fast car rushing on a vertical circular wall. In some cases an animal (preferably a large predator like a lion) was in the car – or the side car.
If you know a little more about these, feel free to comment here. PierreD is very interested in whatever information you would have about the cars invovled (often Maruttis in India, but others too).