Auto Thrill Show Timeline
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1949

NEAL LOTT a ramp-to-ramp jump at Sudbury in 1949.

1947-1948

JIMMIE LYNCH WON FAME AS AN AUTOMOBILE STUNT DRIVER DOING THE ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE. HE ALSO FINDS TIME TO SUPERVISE OPERATIONS ON HIS 2000 ACRE RANCH NEAR TEXARKANA TEXAS. PERCY THE CLOWN WHO MERRIMENT TO THE EXHIBITIONS. BOB MAYNARD AND AL GROSS ORIGINAL DEATH DODGERS.

1945

ALL AMERICAN THRILL SHOW DRIVER HILLMAN c. TROUPE ASSEMBLED BY SWENSON. Also 1945 LOTT'S barrel crash at Louisville's Churhill Downs.

Lucky Lott (Stunt Driver Index)

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1942

The war in Europe curtailed auto events at Alcyone Speedway in 1942, when the O.D.T banned the use of rubber tires and gasoline in Auto Thrill Shows. Four years later, in 1946, the B. Ward Beam Thrill Show turned Alcyone into action. 'Lucky' Teter, who packed grandstands and broke attendance records with his Thrill Shows,He was kill in a fatal crash at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis in 1942, the late stunt driver's show equipment was purchased by Kochman, who debuted his World Champion Hell Drivers that summer. Teter's show was part of a benefit for the Army-Navy Medical Relief Fund. .Also in 1942,TOMMY MARCUS in a flaming barrel stunt, Chicago's Soldier Field. The war in Europe curtailed auto events at Alcyon Speedway in 1942, when the O.D.T. banned the use of rubber tires and gasoline in Auto Thrill Shows. Four years later, in 1946, the B. Ward Beam Thrill Show returned Alcyon into action. WARD BEAM'S 'For Good Luck, carry a 32mm round brass advertising coin with The lord's Prayer' and has Our Father on it and a car flying over a bus and states 'B.Ward Beam's World's Champions Daredevils. One of Ward Beam`s stunt the ``leap of death``as the motorcycle goes through a ring of fire.

Mid 40's

BETTER CROOKS crashes to applause during a show in Wisconsin during the mid-40's.

1940

During the 1940s, Auto Thrill Shows, would be part of holiday races. They soon were able to attract enough attendance to hold mid-week shows, on their own.

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Paul Riddel

Paul Riddell

 

Lucky Teter


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