North America's greatest auto crash stuntman hails from Bangor, ME. A veteran of 44 years of touring the live performances of motorsports events, he has earned the name of the Maine Maniac by his collegues. In reality he is 63 year old Jim Crash Moreau. At present he is the oldest crash artist still performing today on a regular schedule. Jim also is the 3rd oldest in the number of years he has performed in the outdoor thrill show business, with only 2 other stuntmen that has more years than he has who are still performing. None of these two are crashing cars daily or even yearly.
Jim started his career in 1967, with the Joie Chitwood Thrill Show, and has worked on everymajor US and Canadain Thrill Shows. He has demolished over 2,000 cars in his career and still going strong. He has performed in numerous motion pictures and TV shows over the years.
Jim has done it all from crashing cars (his love) to jumping motorcycles and snowmobiles to blowing himself up and setting himself on fire, he has performed with go-karts to precission driving with brand new 2005 Mustangs. On ocassions he has dorned his clown outfit to be come Crash O'Dare the daredevil clown.
Jim is the only stuntman to execute a roll-over of an automobile while totally nude, only wearing a crash helmit and cowboy boots. He was the 1st stuntman in America to perform the steel wall crash and since those early days has performed the walls over 30 different ways. This act was first done by the Unbelievable Lessard Brothers of Quebec. Jim was the first American to perform the Torpedo Crash which was developed in Ontario by Greg Riddell. Jim has been stunt co-ordinator for many different stunts and stunt shows. The latest was the Guiness World Record Jump of a Garbage Truck by Wildman al Sleep in 2004 at the Lebanon Valley Speedway in NY.
Jim has trained more stunt performers in his career to perform the spectacular stunts than anyone else in the traveling stunt show business. Most of his students do not last long in this business as they don't get rich fast enough and also find out how hard the work really is.
More details about Jim and his 2011 schedule of performances can be found at:
Michigan native Rocky Hauri is the son of the late legendary stunt performer Johnny Hauri who worked for many years on the top touring thrill shows in the country, including Dan Fleenor's Hurricane Hell Drivers and produced his own show The Old Time Hell Drivers.
The repitoire of stunts that Rocky has performed includes: A leap of an auto over a school bus, crashing a car thru a mobile home end to end, the suicidal sidewinder crash, mutiple steel wall crash's, a flaming swinging door steel wall with a convertible, a van crash, sitting in a car that explodes coming out on fire plus many more death defying stunts
ROCKY HARDCORE PERFORMING AT LANIER NATIONAL SPEEDWAY, GA MAY 2006
DIVEBOMBING STRAIGHT INTO A MOTORHOME
One of the many body burns that Rocky has done over the years of performing daredevil stunts thru out the US.
A veteran stunt performer who hails from Windsor, Maine is a 20 plus year veteran of the traveling automobile thrill shows and is married to thrill show producer Canada's Paul Riddell and the mother of two. Toby is one of the best crash artist in the business today. Her fame is executing the feared fireball divebomber crash. It is where she drives a car at a high rate of speed onto an elevated rampway and leaps the auto some 50 feet thru the air landing on top of a junk car. As Toby hits the ramp she detonates a gasoline bomb on her car which engulfs the car into a ball of fire. Toby wears no fire protective clothing or a roll-bar for protection. Toby is also a master of deliberatly crash rolling a stock automobile with the best of the touring stunt drivers in North America even with her having only one hand. No injuries can keep Toby down. Toby is known as a funny thrill show clown known as ZIGGY. Ziggy helps to keep the audience in laughter and also you may see Ziggy performing in the precission driving of stock Ford Mustangs at speeds reaching 70mph playing bumper tag over elevated rampways. In 2007, Toby will once again be performing with her family owned Imperial Stunt Drivers thru out the US and Canada.
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MN and has been doing car stunts since the early 90's and performed at numerous speedways and monster truck shows in the midwest. Wildman's specialties include his famous flaming box crash, crash roll-overs and a car jump over parallel parked cars.
Canadian stunt performer Mike Merryweather is a seasoned thrill show veteran who started his career performing in touring automotive stunt shows. Mike has performed thru out Canada and the northeastern part of the US. In 2005 and 2006 Mike was seen performing with the Ontario based Canadian Hell Drivers produced by Ralph Moores. Mike can be seen riding on a 2 wheel stead to crashing autombiles to precission driving to driving a monster truck. Mike hails from Peterborough, Ontario.
Top photo is Mike performing a big divebomber crash (jumping an automobile over a full lenght auto car carrier) when he was with the Imperial Hell Drivers.
Pictured to the left, Mike performing a steel wall crash with the Canadain Hell Drivers show in Ontario Canada a couple of years ago.
The56 year old Sacramento native and legendary barnstorming thrill driver is Johnny Crasharama Wisner. Johnny is a veteran of over 35 years of smashing automobiles for spectators enjoyment thru out the country.
Johnny's specialties include the wild automobile crashes of roll-overs, divebombers and the feared T-Bone crash in a stock automobile with no roll-bars for protection. Johnny is a real daredevil not like the Hollywood Want-a-Bees that need all this extra protection.
Johnny started his stunt career with the King Kovas Auto Daredevils when he turned 21 performing motorcycle firewall crashes and the 7 man people jump on a Sears All-State Motorcycle. Than it was on to roll-overs, than precission hell driving, and the ultamit of being runned over with a truck while lying on the track. Later in his career he worked for the Jack Kochman Hell Drivers and the Hollywood Stunt Show.
Since the 1980's, Johnny has been running his own show once or twice a year in the Sacramento area called Crasharama. His latest show was held this past summer with 5 stunts plus all the usual extras, with a car show and bands etc. for a fun afternoon.
In 2010 Johnny became partners in the new TONNY PETERSEN HELL DRIVERS thrill show touring at East Coast and Midwest Fairs and once again he will be back with the Hell Drivers. You can find more about Johnny at:
Just in: Johnny will again have his Crash-A-Rama Stunts, at the Automotive Carnival on JULY 22, 2006 at the Fairgrounds in ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA
Since 1987 Wild Bill has toured the US and Canada on numerous traveling thrill shows. Bill started off with the Legiondery Joie Chitwood's Thrill show and later was on the Charlie Belknap's Hollywood Stunt Show. During these years, he has become one of the Nation's leading practitioners of the brutal art of demolishing automobiles. In the course of his career Bill has destroyed over 500 automobiles while performing an array of Hollywood-style crashes in front of live audiences. Bill has also been a star precission driver who has driven Chevrolets, Toyotas and Ford Mustangs in bumper to bumper hell driving and also has blown himself up many times performing the Coffin of Death.
In 2008, Bill drove for a couple of stunts at the West Alexander Fair in West Alexander, Pa for Crash Moreau's Thrillmaster Stunt Show.
AL was be scene on the Discovery Channel's program
DESTROYED IN SECONDS in episode #34
and scene in a segment of episode #32 of "SHOCKWAVE"
on the History Channel
New Hampshire legend stuntman is "Wildman" Al Sleep, Sr. who hails from Woodsville, NH via East Haven, VT. Al is a veteran of over 20 years of experience and has worked for many of the east coast thrill shows in those years. He has produced his own shows known as Wildman's Auto Daredevils and The White Mountain Hell Drivers.
In OCT of 2005, Al gained a Guiness World Record of jumping a garbage truck for Crash Moreau's Thrillmasters at the Lebanon Valley Speedway in New York for his jump of June 2004. A world record distance of 77 feet 4 inches. A year earlier at the Valley in 2003, Al became the first stuntman to drive a dump truck into a school bus standing on it's rear end. This act will be seen on Spike TV's Most Amazing Video's this MAY '06. Another first, Al rolled a stock automobile in reverse gear for a perfect wheel to wheel roll. Al has done it all, from precission driving to the slide for life, human battering rams to rolls, sidewinders, t-bones, steel walls, flaming house crashs, flaming barrel crashs, divebombers, arieal domino's, human torch acts with explosions, end to end mobile home drive thru's with awsome explosions, trashing camper trailers and the record garbage truck jump.