It’s time for Throwback Thursday where we feature vintage photos or videos of Corvettes. In today’s feature, we present footage from the Joie Chitwood Thrill Show that’s been making the rounds of Facebook this week.
The Joie Chitwood Thrill Show featured his “Hell Drivers” doing amazing vehicle stunts and demonstrations to live audiences for over forty years. At the height of the show, he had five different teams performing in large and small cities across North America. One of his shows was even broadcast on ABC’s Wide World of Sports in 1967.
In the video below, the drivers are in 1966 Chevrolets and are performing for GM employees at the Milford Proving Grounds. An Ermine White ’66 Corvette Convertible is intermingling with other White Chevys down the straightaway and there is also a nice feature where we see two Corvette drivers start their engines and then take to the track:
At the GM proving grounds, Milford, Michigan, Joie Chitwood Thrill Show “Hell Drivers” (and GM test drivers) perform speed runs and stunts in 1966 Chevrolets. From “Impact ’66”, a marketing film for Chevy salesmen.
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