THIS PAGE IS DEDICATED TO FORMER STUNTMEN WHO HAS SENT ME PICTURES FROM THE PAST. I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE FOR SHARING THEIR MEMORIES WITH ALL THE PERFORMERS AND FANS WHO ENJOY THIS SITE.
An Indy Car with Lucky Teetor
The Human Battering Ram
Another Battering Ram.
A young Buckskin Jack at the South Dakota State Fair.
A motorcycle tunnel of fire at the Great Fredericks Fair.
A montaque of the Hollywood Dare Devils.
The crew of the Jack Kochman Show
Do you remeber the Movietone News at the movie theaters.
A motorcycle ramp to ramp jump thru a burning barrier at the Great Fredericks Fair.
An automobile ramp to ramp jump in a stock auto from the early days. Very few American Stuntmen can do this act now. No big show has done this act in the past 15 years. The last American Show to do this stunt was 2008 with the Thrillmasters.
REMEMBER THESE DAYS
Jim Heck was a veteran thrill show performer for 22 years with the Joie Chitwood Thrill Show from 1961 thru 1983. Hector did everything from car crashing to precission driving to hi-shiis. In 1980 Jim and Rick Seamen set up all the cars at Rockingham, NC for ABC's Stuntmens Championship, put could not participate as they was only allowing 2 members of each Thrill Show to enter and the 2 from the Chitwood Show was Tim and Joie. Jim still resides in the Reading, PA area where he grew up as a youngster.
These photos are from the Jimmy Heck collection:
2 Wheel Driving by gentlemen Jimmy Heck at the Governour Fair New York on the Joie Chitwood Thrill Show.
A head-on crash with Jimmy Heck as one of the drivers.
A T-Bone Crash by Jimmy Heck at the Houston Astro Dome with the Joie Chitwood Show in 1973.
The Joie Chitwood crew of 1973. Can you find Jimmy Heck in the photo? Do you remember who the rest of the crew was?
These photos are from Tommy "Creepo" Chapman's collection:
With his face on. Creepo was for numerous years the producing clown on the Tournament of Thrills. His thrill show career of 20 years started with Buddy Wagner and than for many many years with the Tournament working with such greats as Buzz Bundy, Jimmy Canton, Bumps Willard and many more. Creepo worked with the first stuntman that ever came out of Maine. The late Bob LaBay from the Portland area.
Creepo riding on his scooter with his Bucking Model T in the background on the Tournament of Thrills Stunt Show.
Creepo performing his first automobile roll-over in Dover, Delaware in 1954.
Who is this tall gentlemen with Creepo?
These photos are from the collection of Billy K:
Announcer Bill Kingsley working at the Franklin County Fair in Malone, NY with the Hollywood Stunt Show.
Driving this monster truck The Beechnut Beast on the Beechnut Hollywood Stunt World Stunt Show is stuntwomen Pat Jackson. Inside of the crushed car is show clown Kim. The first driver of the Beast was Joe Payson from Florida, New York area and the truck was owned by Cam-El Industries of Middletown, NY. This show was sponsored by Beechnut Chewing Tobacco and toured the East Coast between 1985 and 1988.
This picture was a high-ski event with the Joie Chitwood Thrill Show. Seen on the side of the car is an aerial wing-walker.