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Old 12-27-2013, 12:41 AM   #11
Jerry Lee
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Default Re: Orval the Daredevil Clown

Originally Posted by PNWJohn View Post
Hi all,

I realize this post is several years old. Nevertheless… here goes

Orval taught my dad all his stunts. My dad and I travelled with Orval and occasionally he would fill in for Orval when he was injured and unable to complete his stunts (towards the end of his career). When Orval retired, my dad bought his stunt truck and continued the legacy. I think he may have actually toured as Orval for a short time, before renaming himself "Flywheel the daredevil clown".
I was extremely young during these years, but Orval has a special place in my heart as he was always very kind to me.

I may be interested in any memorabilia as a lot of it was lost over the years. Particularly Thrill Seekers which was an episode of a tv show that they filmed together in Tenino in 1973.
Hope to resurrect the thread and hear from some of you
John, thanks for adding a bit more background to this story! Must have been a whole lot of fun as a kid hanging with these guys. And your Dad continuing the legacy as "Flywheel" is way cool. Happy you found the thread and posted!
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