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JOIE CHITWOOD THRILL SHOW 22×25 in Cardboard Vintage 1948 ad Poster, Autograph-SOLD
THIS POSTER IS SOLD Joie Chitwood original 22×28 inch outdoor cardboard Poster used to advertise the 1948- 1959 Thrill Show Tour. This very rare poster was printed in the fifties for an actual performance at the Florida State Fair in Tampa. The screens and plates were discarded for a new design in 1959.
THIS POSTER IS SOLD Joie Chitwood original 22×28 inch outdoor cardboard Poster used to advertise the 1948- 1959 Thrill Show Tour. This very rare poster was printed in the fifties for an actual performance at the Florida State Fair in Tampa. The screens and plates were discarded and a new design was used after 1959. Joie Chitwood was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and the Motorsports Hall of Fame. He passed in 1988 at 75. His two son Joie Jr. and Tim carried on the show tradition until 1998. We recently found a few of these posters in our company storage area.
Signed by Joie Chitwood Jr at no extra cost if desired.
Shipped FAST and FREE and Flat in a wooden framed carton.
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Chitwood also operated the “Joie Chitwood Thrill Show”, an exhibition of auto stunt driving that became so successful he gave up racing. Often called “Hell Drivers,” he had five units that for more than forty years toured across North America thrilling audiences in large and small towns alike with their death-defying automobile stunts.
His show was so popular, that in January 1967, the performance at the Islip Speedway, New York was broadcast on ABC television’s Wide World of Sports.
On May 13, 1978, Joie Chitwood Jr.(b. Aug. 31, 1943) set a world record when he drove a Chevrolet Chevette for 5.6 miles (9.0 km) on just 2 wheels. His sons, Joie Jr. and Tim both joined the auto thrill show and continued to run the “Joie Chitwood Chevy Thunder Show” after their father’s retirement. His grandson, Joie Chitwood III, is the President of Daytona International Speedway and a former president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The show was featured during season 3 of CHiPs in an episode entitled “Thrill Show”. Joie Jr. did stunts for “Miami Vice” on several occasions.
Chitwood’s show was credited by Evel Knievel as being his inspiration to become a daredevil when his show appeared in his home town of Butte, Montana.
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