Jimmie Lynch, an automobile daredevil and stunt car performer, started his career in the 1930s. He and his fellow daredevil drivers crashed cars and entertained the public. The men leaped over cars and trucks, smashed through flaming walls, and sent their vehicles tipping over on two wheels. Lynch was known for riding on the hood of a ‘horse car,’ which he steered with hydraulic cables.
Lynch remained loyal to the Chrysler Corporation throughout his career as a daredevil. In addition to rollovers, crashes, and stunts, Lynch also promoted automobile safety. He conducted and performed tests for the National Safety Council and spoke to the public about safe driving. Lynch’s shows for Dodge served to advertise the many advanced design features that made the 1939 Plymouth his choice to survive the severe abuse inflicted on the cars in those performances, including the famous “Roll of Death” in which the car did a full roll over the roof.