Cannonball Man Visits the Royal Norfolk Show
Organising the visit of David Smith and his cannon to visit
the UK for the first time was not for the faint hearted!
has now been set up and so for anyone else wishing to invite
him over we should be able to provide all the relevant information.
of us really know what to expect from the displays
although we had seen a DVD of snippits from other event where
performed. In reality it exceeded all our expectations.
Firstly David and his family were so easy to deal with,
and their agents, Star Attractions, were again very communicative
The setting up of the cannon took little time once rigorous
rehearsals had taken place the previous day with our volunteer
David leaves no stone unturned with his rigorous preparations
and our health and safety officials were appeased.
rain or shine the show did go on and I have to give David
credit for this as he said that people had come to
see him perform
and that is what he wanted to do despite the weather
media loved this new spectacle at an agricultural show and
our local newspaper produced a cartoon dedicated
man”. Quite a coup for someone from overseas
in Norfolk! One of our photographers also sent a remarkable
David’s projectile from the cannon in a perfect
arc which appeared in one of the national newspapers,
another first for
Norfolk. Local radio also interviewed David which I
am sure helped to pull in the crowds.
the best thing of all were the wonderful comments
from visitors to the show. We did not have a record
year due to
the bad weather forecasts, but it was the content
of the show which made them all agree that it was “the
best Royal Norfolk Show ever”. This I am sure
was due to the amazing Cannonball Man – Dave
the Bullet Smith, and we can’t wait
to have him back again.
Sarah de Chair
Whom It May Concern:
had a pleasure of working with Mr. David Smith, Jr., the Human
Cannonball, along with his sister, Jennifer, his wife Audrey,
and his father, the original Mr. Human Cannonball, David Smith,
Sr. on a commercial shoot for a Japanese health drink call Suntory
Amino-shiki on Orlando, Florida in December, 2004.
am delighted to tell you what a wonderful experience it was to
work with them. Their professionalism and thoughtfulness are
something to be noted about. They were most accommodating and
pleasant even in our tight demanding production schedule. Their
lovely nature put all of us at ease in the midst of a hectic
day. And David Jr.'s cannonball performance was just fantastic!
truly enjoyed working with them on and off the set during the
production, The have my highest praise if anyone inquires.
you very much for your time and concern.
Addie Akemi Kohzu
K & W
Extreme Shows, Inc.
am writing this letter to show my sincere appreciation for
your appearance with us for the Galaxy of Thrills show last
month. The show was a great success and a definite hit with
the audience. You are a true testament to your profession,
and should be proud to be called an extreme daredevil.
you again for participating with The Extreme Team, I look forward
to working with you in the future.
If you were able to capture any footage or pictures and would
like to pass them along, that would be of great benefit. Also
a great big thank you for the additional help in setting up
the show! The Cannon Rocked as I knew it would!
President and Executive Producer
K and W Extreme Shows, Inc.
January 23rd, 2004
We would like to personally thank you for allowing us to feature you in the
winter issue of Destination - Success The Magazine. Your contribution helped
make the issue a success.
behalf of Freightliner Market Development Corporation and
the SelecTrucks Center network, we are presenting you with
a framed copy of the featured article. We realize that your
time is valuable and offer this as a small token of our appreciation.
We hope that you enjoy the piece.
you again for your support,
Manager, Marketing & Development Program
Pictures / Big Fish
On behalf of the "Big Fish" cast and crew, we'd like to thank you
for the outstanding work and dedication you have given us. The Circus sequence
of our film was a success due to your professionalism throughout the shoot.
hope that your stay with us was a memorable one and hope to
work with you again in the future.
County Free Fair
for all your special efforts in the booking of David Smith
the Human Cannonball at our fair.
an excellent job and was a huge success. The media coverage
generated by his appearance was incredible. A five-column
photo of his launching on the first day of the fair was in
the morning paper the next day. The photo went on A.P. and
was featured in newspapers throughout the country. Two TV
stations covered the event including live interviews right
after the launch. The sponsor (KOWZ radio) broadcast all
14 launches live on their station.
tremendous to work with. After each launch he took the time
to visit with spectators. He answered all types of questions
and paid special attention to the children. He is a fantastic
act, but also has great "people" skills, including
personality, cooperation, attitude, and a willingness to
satisfy his audience and sponsors. I highly recommend him
as an "act of excellence".
Secretary / Manager
Sletten and the Two Harbors City Council wish
to express their sincere appreciation to Dave "The
Bullet" Smith, for his spectacular "Cannon
Shot" performance of May 18, 1999.
was an awesome public event and will be ever
etched in the minds of countless visitors and
City Clerk Administrator