TRAVELOGUE #2: HELL DRIVERS
The opening in this clip is one of the beautiful structures on the beautiful Canadian National Exhibition grounds.
I have heard that there are no longer any Automobile Thrill Shows left in the United States, what a shame! For those of you who remember them this will tease your memory just a little.
Fast moving cars, precision bumper to bumper manuvers, and a fast talking MC made for thrills that filled the grandstands at least one day of almost every County, & State Fair in the country. And when the show was over they weren't done driving, the next performance was 900 miles away the following night, Circus performers began referring to any long overnighter as a, "Thrill Show Jump".
If we were working a bigger fair date for a week, and we knew the Jack Kochman Thrill Show was coming for more than one day, we also knew it was "party time", one particular driver,Jake Plumsted, would buy the meat & liquid refreshments, rent a trailer mounted BBQ grill and a cook, & the acts wives would fix the side dishes, and I'm gettin' hungry!
HI SKIS AROUND THE TRACK
MOTORCYCLE FIREWALL CRASH
THE T-BONE CRASH
Up the ramps, through the air crashing broadside into a parked car.