Program for "Jimmie Lynch Death Dodgers, World's Greatest Daredevils," circa 1950

Summary

Jimmie Lynch, automobile daredevil and stunt car performer, began his career in the 1930s. He and his troop of Death Dodgers toured the country crashing cars and entertaining the public. Though rollovers, crashes and stunts were basic elements of daredevil thrill shows, Lynch also promoted automobile safety. He performed tests for the National Safety Council and educated the public on how and how not to drive.

Jimmie Lynch, automobile daredevil and stunt car performer, began his career in the 1930s. He and his troop of Death Dodgers toured the country crashing cars and entertaining the public. Though rollovers, crashes and stunts were basic elements of daredevil thrill shows, Lynch also promoted automobile safety. He performed tests for the National Safety Council and educated the public on how and how not to drive.

Artifact

Program (Document)

Date Made

circa 1950

Subject Date

circa 1950

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States 

Collection Title

Earl Newberry Papers 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2002.35.1.8

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height : 11 in

Width: 8.5 in

Inscriptions

Printed on front: JIMMIE / Lynch / DEATH / DODGERS / WORLDS / GREATEST / DARE DEVILS / THE SHOW THAT'S ALIVE WITH DEATH

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