1952 Joie Chitwood Auto Daredevils Tour Program SOLD

$ 39.99

THIS ITEM IS SOLD. Joie Chitwood Worlds Champion Auto Daredevils 1952 Tour Program. “Greatest Name In Thrill Show History”. This was the third tour using brand new Ford Automobiles. Stories and photos of the stuntmen and owner/ Indy 500 driver, Joie Chitwood. Great vintage ads. The program is in very good condition and is a nice rare piece. Black and white photos with a lot of spills and thrills. Autographed by Joie Jr. if you wish.

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THIS ITEM IS SOLD 1952 Joie Chitwood Auto Daredevils Tour Program. “Greatest Name In Thrill Show History”. This was the third tour using brand new Ford Automobiles. Stories and photos of the stuntmen and owner/ Indy 500 driver Joie Chitwood. Great vintage ads. The program is in very good condition and is a nice rare piece. Black and white photos with a lot of spills and thrills. Autographed by Joie Jr. if you wish. Photos are part of the description. Please check our other items for sale. Florida residents please add 7% State Sales Tax or wait to pay from a soon to follow invoice. Good Luck

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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