June 30, 1995 in Seven

Chevy Thunder Show Roars Into Speedway

Joe Ehrbar Correspondent
 

Even if you’ve never heard of the Chitwood family, you’ve definitely seen their explosive work performed many times on the big screen and television.

Joie Chitwood and his sons, Joie Chitwood Jr. and Tim Chitwood, are stunt drivers.

The stunt company they own, the Joie Chitwood Chevy Thunder Show, rockets into the State Line Speedway on Thursday.

Thunder Show was created 41 years ago and continues today as the country’s premier auto stunt and exhibition show.

Since 1949, Chitwood’s drivers, then known as the Original Auto Daredevils, have maintained a visible presence in the film industry.

Most recently, several of the show’s drivers, as well as Tim Chitwood, have performed perilous stunts in “Batman Forever,” “The Last Action Hero,” “The Specialist,” “Drop Zone,” “The Getaway,” the “Cowboy Way,” and many others.

On Thursday, daredevils will fire flames from the jet engine of a Chevy pickup truck, stand atop cars cruising down the speedway on two wheels, shoot from a giant, flaming cannon and stage car wrecks.

Cars enlisted in the Chevy Thunder Show are ‘95 Camaros, ‘95 Cavaliers, ‘95 Trackers, a ‘95 Cheyenne four-wheel drive and several others.

The fun-filled excitement starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets are available at all G&B; outlets for $7.50. In Post Falls, tickets are available at Les Schwab Tires, the Chamber of Commerce and the Post Falls Tribune.


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