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Daredevil Stunts in a 1936 Plymouth: Trial by Torture

by Kenny Hoeschen

Plymouth Motor Corporation created this video back in the 1930s to show just how tough the 1936 Plymouth automobiles were, somehow equating the Plymouth engineering laboratory and stunt-testing of the cars to medieval torture techniques. Although the film starts out a bit macabre, the driving footage is shocking. 

Watch as the pair of daredevil “Hell Drivers” Jimmy Lynch and Lucky Teter take the Plymouth cars to the edge of their capabilities in a “program of punishing performance” with no helmet and just about no safety gear whatsoever. Instead, the drivers rely on the strength of “steel reinforced with steel.”

As crazy as this testing program may seem to us now, we think perhaps modern carmakers should have to prove their cars’ worth by driving them through fiery walls as well.

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