Here is a clipping from the Fort William Times Journal on July 28, 1947, also showing that Royal American Shows did the midway and that they also gave away a 1947 Mercury Sedan. The next photo is a local CLE poster from a prior or later year promoting Jimmy Lynch's show in full colour coming to Fort William and Port Arthur for "Two Special Matinees".
Here is a clip from the 1940 Worlds Fair in New York showing Jimmie Lynch in action(PLEASE BE PATIENT WITH THE SLIGHT PAUSES IN THE FILM...IT'S WORTH THE WATCH...click on the small arrow bottom left to play). I particularly like the car jumping over the two "Borden's" Divco milk trucks and using another car for a cushion. Jimmie destroyed future possible Hot Rods back then too.
The next picture, a little blurry but advertises Jimmy Lynch and his Death Dodgers.
He even did a Human Torpedo thing....and was famous enough to do commercial advertising for B. F. Goodrich Tires....even in cartoon format!
Finally a couple of Souvenir Program covers in his Red/Yellow and White colours.
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POST SCRIPT HERE: MY FRIEND RON LIMBRICK REMEMBERS AS A BOY, JIMMIE LYNCH AND HIS CREW STAYING AT "THE ROYAL FORT TOURIST CAMP" ON THE CORNER OF MAY AND SOUTHERN. HE REMEMBERS IT WELL BECAUSE THAT IS WHERE RON LIVED WITH HIS PARENTS WHO RAN THE ROYAL FORT. HE HAD ALSO REMEMBERED CIRCUS FOLKS STAYING THERE AND GYMNASTS PRACTICING ON THEIR LAWN!
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE POST ABOUT "THE ROYAL FORT" AND WHAT WAS BUILT LATER ON THE PROPERTY.... http://hotrodsandjalopies.blogspot.com/2009/07/may-street-and-southernthe-royal-fort.html How cool is that!!
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