Auto thrill shows might seem old hat to some these days, but they are still a staple at State Fairs and other outdoor entertainment venues in this country. Performing stunts that would put the average motorist in jail, the hospital or worse if attempted on the public roads, pioneer outfits like those run by Joie Chitwood, Stoney Roberts, Lucky Teeter and Jimmie Lynch provided vicarious excitement for millions of fans for decades.
Our photo today features the last of that group and former Texarkana Dodge dealer Jimmie Lynch demonstrating his signature “Horse Car” that he actually drove from that position with the aid of hydraulic assists. Also proudly proclaimed were the many advanced design features that made the 1934 Plymouth his choice to survive the severe abuse inflicted on the cars in those performances. Lynch would remain loyal to the Chrysler Corporation throughout his career as a daredevil as can be seen in the very entertaining film just below. Photo courtesy of Alden Jewell.