87424z 1955 CHEVROLET CAR PROMO FILM w/ JOIE CHITWOOD CAR STUNTS “BOXES AND BALLS”

This 1955 Jam Handy film BOXES AND BALLS shows the engineering properties of the new Chevrolet chassis — which is designed for strength “like a box”. The film goes into detail describing the ’55 Chevy’s robust ladder frame and the various safety and structural advantages it provides, along with its then-new ball joint suspension system. Features many stunts to exemplify the driving qualities of the cars. The stunts are mostly likely performed by George Rice Chitwood (April 14, 1912 – January 3, 1988), nicknamed “Joie”. Chitwood was an American racecar driver and businessman. He is best known as a daredevil in the Joie Chitwood Thrill Show.

Henry Jamison “Jam” Handy (March 6, 1886 – November 13, 1983) was an American Olympic breaststroke swimmer, water polo player, and leader in the field of commercial audio and visual communications. Handy was noted for the number of training films that he produced over the years.

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