Blair Nelson Collection on "Lucky" Lee Lott
Photographs, printed material and video tapes covering the career of "Lucky" Lee Lott, auto thrill show driver and team owner.
Biographical / Historical Note
Born in 1915, Lee Willard Lott became enamored with public performances. By 1927, Lott traveled across the United States as a circus acrobat and stunt performer. In 1933-1934 Lott performed at the Chicago World's Fair as a daredevil stunt diver. In 1935...More
Born in 1915, Lee Willard Lott became enamored with public performances. By 1927, Lott traveled across the United States as a circus acrobat and stunt performer. In 1933-1934 Lott performed at the Chicago World's Fair as a daredevil stunt diver. In 1935 Lott and a group of friends put together their first daredevil auto stunt shows in a farmer's field. Between 1935 and 1955, "Lucky" Lee Lott’s Hell Drivers jumped, flipped and otherwise destroyed hundreds of cars, trucks and motorcycles across the country at county and state fairs, race tracks and any place the Hell Drivers could get an audience. Lee Lott retired from stunt driving in 1955 and became a manager of various troupes of stunt drivers performing as the Hell Drivers. "Lucky" Lee Lott passed away in 2000.Less
Scope and Content Note
The Blair Nelson collection on "Lucky" Lee Lott consists of memorabilia and promotional material highlighting automobile thrill show performances. The collection also includes video tapes of various thrill show exhibitions and interviews in the 1970s and 1980s.
Object ID: 2009.32.0
Creator: Nelson, Blair
Inclusive Dates: 1958-1990
Size: 0.4 cubic ft. and 1 oversize box
Collection Access & Use
Item Location: Benson Ford Research Center
Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research
Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Blair Nelson
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