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150 - RACE TO WIN
fourth day of qualifying at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1960,
a relatively unknown rookie driver by the name of Jim Hurtubise
nearly eclipsed the magic 150 MPH barrier, setting new one- and
four-lap records in the process. 1961 was greeted with much
anticipation as the year that marker would fall. While Tony
Bettenhausen and other drivers flirted with it, the barrier would
stand for yet another year.
So, the question for 1962 was,
who would win the race to 150? And who would win the 500?
Would Hurtubise find past glory and do it? Could it be defending
champion A.J. Foyt, 1959 winner Rodger Ward or perhaps a driver yet
to find fame at the Speedway?
Race to 150 – Race to Win
brings you 1 hour and 29 minutes of all the action and suspense from
practice, qualifying and the race during the spectacular month of
May in 1962.
Watch A.J. Foyt, Rodger Ward, Jim Rathmann,
Troy Ruttman, Eddie Sachs, Parnelli Jones, Jim Hurtubise, Bobby
Marshman, Dan Gurney and others Race to 150 - Race to Win!
Color, 89 min.
of Paul Newman
The world knows Paul Newman as an Academy Award-winning
actor with a 50-plus year career as one of the most prolific and
revered actors in American Cinema. He was also well known for his
philanthropy; Newman's Own has given more than $430 million to
charities around the world.
Yet few know the gasoline-fueled
passion that became so important in this complex, multifaceted man's
makeup. Newman's deep- seated passion for racing was so intense it
nearly sidelined his acting career.
His racing career
spanned 35 years; Newman won four national championships as a driver
and eight championships as an owner. Not bad for a guy who didn't
even start racing until he was 47 years old.
Special Features: Adam Carolla interviews with Mario Andretti,
Patrick Dempsey, Jay Leno, Graham Rahal, and Bob Sharp; Adam Carolla
restores Paul Newman's 1985 GT-1 Championship Car/Trailer.
Color, 83 min.
The Man & Le Mans (documentary)
1970, Steve McQueen ruled Hollywood. He was the King of Cool and the
world’s most notorious ladies’ man. Hot off the back of classics
like “The Thomas Crown Affair” and “Bullitt,” the racing fanatic
began production of his passion project, “Le Mans,” centered on the
24-hour car race in France.
But the infamously troubled
production was plagued with financial troubles, on-set rivalries and
the star’s own personal issues. This documentary film interweaves
stunning, newly discovered footage and McQueen’s private recordings
with original interviews to reveal the true story of how this cinema
legend would risk everything in pursuit of his dream.
Official Selection of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.
DVD edition includes additional interviews with Steve McQueen's
friends, family and colleagues and an exclusive interview with
three-time Le Mans Winner, Allan McNish.
Color, 112 min.
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Classic Open Wheel Racing VIdeos
United States Auto Club: Fifty Years of
Speed and Glory
When Midgets Were Mighty
Thunder from the Fifties
Sprint Car Classics, Vol. 1
Sprint Car Thrills, Vol. 1
Midget Auto Classics
Roar from the Sixties Vol. 1
Roar from the Sixties Vol. 2
Roar from the Sixties Vol. 3
1965-1967 USAC Indy Car
The rear engine revolution is here. See the conclusion of the
rear-engine insurrection with an array of Lotuses, Hawks and Eagles.
See drivers like Mario Andretti, Dan Gurney, A. J. Foyt,
Bobby and Al Unser.
Roadster advocates don't fret, yes, we
have nice shots of Jim Hurtubise in the Tombstone Life/Gordon Van
Liew roadster as well as Herb Porter's turbocharged Watson with
Bobby Grim driving.
Other nice roadster and dirt-car footage
1968 Rex Mays 150 Indy Car Race
See the STP turbines up close along with the prominent Indy Cars
drivers of late 1960s: Foyt, the Unsers, Andretti, and Lloyd Ruby.
Wild racing action, including the Ronnie Duman accident.
1970-1976 USAC Indy Car Highlights
Great action includes A. J. Foyt, Al & Bobby Unser, Johnny
Rutherford and more!
See memorable cars like the Johnny
Lightning Special and the Indy 500 winning McLarens of Mark Donohue
and Johnny Rutherford.
Other surprises included.
Stock Car Racing USA
NASCAR stars take on the USAC boys on the Road Course at IRP. It's
the 1964 & 1966 Yankee 300.
Fred Lorenzen, Curtis Turner and
Fireball Roberts battle A.J. Foyt, Parnelli Jones, Norm Nelson and
Don White. Classic Stock Car action.
Also included on this
tape is 1951 AAA Stock Car footage at the dirt at Milwaukee.
from the INDY 500
Hear the excitement, the drama, the
interviews from racing's greatest event, from 1911 to 1974.
A fascinating collection of rare "500" history from 1911-1974. The
late Sid Collins, former Voice of the 500, narrates a historical
look at the races from 1911-1941, and a more detailed revisiting of
the races from 1946-1974. Each of the post WWII races feature a few,
if not several minutes of actual audio from the Mutual Radio Network
or the I.M.S. Radio Network.
There are also broadcast
excerpts and interviews with famed drivers such as Bill Vukovich,
Jimmy Clark, and A.J. Foyt, as they actually took place on the
approximately 1 hour & 20 minutes, this recording was originally
released on record, 8-Track, and cassette. It has been digitally
remastered and restored and released on compact disc.
Combination - Indy 1966
May, the gates to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway are opened and
from the first day of practice, the search for the winning
combination begins. Crews spend hours tweaking their cars to get the
speed their driver will need to qualify for the 500.
teams, just qualifying for the race is their winning combination but
for others, only the pole position will do.
winning combination in 1965 went to the Lotus team of Colin Chapman
and their driver, two-time Formula One Champion, Jim Clark. Clark’s
winning combination was a rear-engine Lotus 38 powered by a Ford.
This was the first rear-engine car to win the 500. His record
average speed of 150.686 MPH would have sat on the pole just two
What would the winning combination of driver
and machine be to win it all in 1966? Find out in "The Winning
One hour, 26 min. of practice,
qualifying, and race action plus bonus footage of the cars that
missed the race.
The Man and His Car
film delivers the remarkable and engaging profile of the 1959 Le
Mans winner who became famous for the AC Cobra and his involvement
with the Ford GT40 development program. It traces Carroll Shelby's
career from driver to creator, featuring views from the influential
men that worked and raced alongside him.
The story is
relayed by Shelby himself along with Phil Hill, Roy Salvadori, Dan
Gurney, Bob Bondurant and others, while excellent archive footage,
ranging from Nassau 1955 to Le Mans 1969, brings to life a
fascinating chapter in motor racing history.
Color, 58 min.
Formula One 1976:
Hunt for the Title
review of the 1976 Formula 1 season, the year when Britain's James
Hunt, in the McLaren, amazingly clinched the Formula One Drivers
Championship during the final Grand Prix of the season in Japan.
The reigning Champion, Niki Lauda in
the Ferrari, started the 1976 season as the favorite for the
Championship. His nearest rival, Emerson Fittipaldi, made the
patriotic switch from McLaren to the Brazilian-funded Copersucar
team. This left a hole at McLaren. It was filled by the ambitious
British hopeful with the playboy image, James Hunt, to set the scene
for a dramatic season of racing.
stole the limelight early on in the season, not for their results,
but through the unveiling of their revolutionary six-wheeled P34 -
it certainly was a unique sight to F1 fans. Hunt quickly adapted to
life at McLaren and, unfazed by Lauda's early dominance, continued
to pick up valuable points and podium finishes.
The 1976 season however will probably be best remembered for
Niki Lauda's horrific accident at the Nurburgring that nearly ended
his life and saw him rushed to hospital with major burns. His
resilience and dedication to racing saw him make a remarkable
recovery, returning six weeks later to ensure a thrilling climax to
a season that ended with only one point separating 1st and 2nd place
in the championship. Again it was the last eventful race in the rain
in Japan that decided the title.
Brunswick Films were pioneers in the embryonic days of Formula One
production, when sponsors controlled the demand for footage, and
before the era of global TV coverage began. They have skillfully
combined film from their famous archive – including some previously
unseen material – to create a review that captures the essence of a
very special era in Grand Prix racing.
Color, 52 min.
Can Am Thunder:
the Mighty Machines of the Series
mighty machines of the Can-Am Championship must surely be leading
candidates for the title of 'most awesome racing cars ever built'...
Some forty years ago they
put out over 1000 horsepower in their most-developed form and hit
speeds of up to 220 mph despite aerodynamics that were experimental
at best and highly dangerous at worst! They made the Grand Prix F1
cars of the day look tame by comparison.
even today, the 'Can-Am thunder' still rumbles as huge crowds flock
to historic race meetings wherever these incredible cars appear.
Porsche, McLaren, Lola and Shadow
were the Championship-winning cars, with Chaparral, Bryant Ti22,
March, BRM and Ferrari as the challengers. This DVD focuses in depth
upon all of these as they rumble and roar around tracks like Laguna
Seca with its legendary downhill 'corkscrew' turn. We even recall
the days of the 'Interserie' – Europe's Can-Am equivalent – by
filming at the Nurburgring round of the current Orwell Supersports
Cup series for historic Can-Am cars.
making this up-close examination of the mighty machines of the
Can-Am, the filmmakers use a great combination of modern action
footage, rare archival film and almost 100 superb pictures from the
best photographers of the day. Included are reminiscences from the
three Can-Am champions still with us – John Surtees, George Follmer
and Jackie Oliver – as well as from Jim Hall, the designer of the
incredible Chaparral 'fan car,' and its driver, Vic Elford.
Hurley Haywood tells us what it was
like to wrestle with the mighty turbocharged Porsche 917/10 in the
heat of Can-Am competition. He is one of the world's best-ever
sports car drivers with three wins in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, five
in the Daytona 24 Hours and two in the Sebring 12 Hours to his
credit. Peter Bryant, creator of the successful Bryant Ti22 and
Shadow Mk2 cars, recalls what it was like trying to design a 220 mph
racer without the aid of computers or wind tunnels.
All of this is woven into reminiscences by the world's
acknowledged 'number one' Can-Am guru. Author and photographer, Pete
Lyons recalls the stories that led to his best-selling books on the
series and delves into his photo archives to take us back to the
Can-Am era. In this he is joined by another award-winning author and
photographer focusing on those awesome days, Dave Friedman.
This is the definitive documentary on
the cars of the Can-Am has never been made. This is it!
History of Motor Racing 1960s:
A Very British Era
years 1960-69 are remembered as a time of great significance and
Now you can enjoy the
extraordinary highs and lows of this ‘very British era’ as motoring
historian Neville Hay recalls, with superb archive action footage
and interviews, the many memorable races and characters of a
momentous period in Grand Prix history.
Clark, Surtees, Hill, Stewart and Hulme and racing machinery from
Lotus, BRM and Ferrari.
Color, 128 min.
History of Motor Racing 1950s:
A Golden Decade
1950s was a magnificent era in which motor racing truly “came of
age.” It was during this golden decade that some of the world’s most
influential manufacturers and drivers made their mark, leaving us
with an extensive archive of dazzling technical innovation and
with momentous events in racing history, including the debut of
Jackie Stewart, the end of the 1.5 liter era and the tragic loss of
the unforgettable Clark, this DVD allows you to experience the
memorable races and meet the real characters of the sport. Join
motoring historian Neville Hay as he recalls the major stepping
stones of this memorable period with a wealth of facts, anecdotes,
interviews and glorious racing footage.
Featuring: Ascari; Fangio; Moss; Hawthorn; Collins; Musso with
Ferrari; Mercedes; Lancia; and Maserati. Legends and household names
include: Jack Brabham; Jim Clark; Graham Hill; John Surtees; Phil
Hill; Richie Ginther; and Dan Gurney. This is a must for all
motorsports enthusiasts and vintage racing fans.
Mayhem on Dirt!, Volume 2
On the heels of their first, very popular, crash DVD
“Open-Wheel Mayhem,” High Vista Video has accumulated even more
carnage from around the country to produce Volume 2.
2 more hours of high-flying and ground-pounding Sprint Car and
Midget flips are included on this disc. You won’t find any easy
roll-overs here, only jaw-dropping flips that make you say “Wow!”
Each of these drivers walked away from the crashes and
returned to race again.
Winged and Non-winged Sprints,
Midgets and a few full-bodied cars are showcased.
A Conversation with Mario Andretti,
Gurney & Parnelli Jones
a very special DVD, hard to find and worth the price. Produced by
Indianapolis Motor Speedway, it’s one and a half hours of open-wheel
guru Robin Miller talking informally and amusingly with three
legendary drivers about their careers, triumphs and missteps.
On the DVD liner, Miller says: “If you were lucky enough, like
me, to grow up in the ‘60s, then you got to see Dan Gurney, Parnelli
Jones and Mario Andretti at speed and at the pinnacle of their
unparalleled careers. Along with A.J. Foyt, they are the Mount
Rushmore of American motorsports, and their accomplishments will
never be duplicated.…They thrived and survived in racing’s deadliest
era and became household names that people still say with awe.”
1 hour 30 min.
Roadster’s Last Triumph
In 1961, Australian Grand Prix driver Sir Jack Brabham brought a
light-weight rear engine F1 Cooper-Climax car to the Speedway.
Although down on horsepower compared to the Offy- powered roadsters,
Brabham used the superior corner handling of the Cooper to finish a
respectable 9th place in the 500 and in the process, usher in the
modern rear-engine era.
With the door open, several
teams developed rear-engine cars, with the most notable being the
Colin Chapman-designed Ford-powered Lotus 29s of 1963 driven by Dan
Gurney and Jim Clark.
would qualify 5th and in the race he moved up in the field to become
the first rear-engine car to lead the 500, and even though he would
finish 2nd to Parnelli Jones, the rear-engine car could no longer be
ignored. The rear-engine car has returned with a vengeance in 1964
and the question had to be: Had the roadster gone the way of the
dinosaur, or would this be its last triumph?
60 min. plus cars that missed the race; 8 min. of B&W Bonus footage.
Style – Indianapolis 1969
1969 arrived, Mario Andretti had already established himself as a
driver to beat. However, bad luck followed him at the Speedway year
after year. He was always among the fastest drivers during practice
and qualified on the pole twice, but on race day, mechanical
failures would put him out early.
Granatelli also did not fair well at the Speedway, despite earlier
success with Jim Rathmann and Freddie Agabashian. Always on the
cutting edge of technology, he revived the Novi in the early 1960s
and developed the turbine-powered cars that ran in 1967 and 1968.
While leading in 1967, bad luck struck when his turbine-powered car
driven by 1963 winner Parnelli Jones broke down with just three laps
to the checkered flag. Andy teamed up with famed Lotus designer
Colin Chapman for 1968 and the result was the wedge shaped Lotus 56
that incorporated Andy's turbine. Three turbines made the race, with
Joe Leonard grabbing the pole with a record speed of 171.559. Again,
Andy was denied victory when Leonard's car flamed out with nine laps
to go while leading.
1969, the Italians hoped to cancel out each other’s bad luck by
teaming up for the 500 mile race. Mario was turning in the fastest
speeds of the month in the new Lotus 64 when disaster struck. A rear
wheel hub broke while Mario was on a practice run sending the car in
to the wall. Mario escaped with minor burns, but the car was
destroyed, as were the hopes of a pole position. With only two days
before qualifying, the team scrambled and got the back-up
Brawner-Hawk III ready for qualifying. Mario got the old car in the
middle of the front row between A.J. Foyt on the pole and Bobby
Unser on the outside. Despite the good qualifying effort, many had
doubts as to the car’s reliability and its chances of winning the
race. Though there were strong challenges from Foyt and Lloyd Ruby,
Mario and Andy were not to be denied as they went on to win the 1969
500. Mario even received a kiss from Andy in victory lane, truly
making the 1969 win 500 "Italian Style".
Color, Run time: 64
min., Bonus 6 min. of cars that missed the race.
& Champ Dirt Highlights, Vol. 1
"Midget, Sprint & Champ Dirt Highlights" spans the 1920s to the late
1970s and includes footage from tracks all across the US: The
Indiana State Fairgrounds (Hoosier 100), DuQuoin, Springfield, 16th
St. Speedway, Ascot, Terre Haute, Indianapolis Raceway Park (IRP),
New Bremen, Winchester, Salem, Jungle Park, Langhorne, Eldora and
B&W and Color, Approx. 1hour and 45 minutes.
Midget, Sprint & Champ Dirt
Highlights, Vol. 2
"Midget, Sprint & Champ Dirt Highlights Vol. 2" spans the 1930s to
the late 1970s from tracks that include Williams Grove, Hershey,
Atlanta (Lakewood), Terre Haute, Indianapolis Raceway Park,
Langhorne, DuQuoin, Winchester, Dayton, Cleveland, New Bremen,
Syracuse and many more.
B&W and Color, Approx. 1hour and 45
Challenge of the New
Indianapolis - 1963
Competition between the new rear-engine cars designed by Colin
Chapman and driven for the Lotus team by Jim Clark and Dan Gurney,
and the traditional roadsters.
Parnelli Jones stole the show
in his Ol’ Calhoun roadster, chased by Clark, A.J. Foyt, Rodger Ward
and other legends.
plus 19 min bonus footage.
The Golden Era to War: Indianapolis
hours of B&W and color footage with music and narration, plus 40
minutes of never-before- seen bonus footage! Two-disc DVD. Disc One
is approximately 121 minutes in length and features home movies shot
of the Indianapolis 500 from 1925-1941. It includes footage of every
year in this time span, along with a few still photos. Disc Two
bonus material, all filmed at the Speedway except the Harry Miller
shop and building of the Sampson Special, includes:
(?) air race: 3 minutes and 35 seconds, B/W
Miller workshop: 1 minute and 20 seconds, B/W
Hispano-Suiza Stutz race: 5 minutes and 10 seconds, B/W
Louis Meyer test: 54 seconds, B/W
Waukesha Hemphill Schools Comet: 2 minutes and 16 seconds, B/W
color footage: 1 minute and 58 seconds - Color (this footage was
converted to B/W in the feature). Only reds show with hints of blue
Building of the Sampson 16 Special: 26 minutes and 21 seconds, Color
B&W and color film from 1925 to 1980, 90 minutes with period music
and narration. Includes:
through 1930; 1932 through 1934; ’37 & ’41, all B&W
’38, ’39 and ’40 in B&W and color, and 1946 through 1980 ALL in
color! (portions of 1947, ’48 and ’53 are in B&W).
Dawn of the
Rear Engine Era:
Jim Clark came to the Speedway in 1963 with Colin Chapman and the
Lotus, looking to end the front-engine era of Indianapolis winners.
He came close, finishing second to Parnelli Jones, who was driving a
conventional front-engine roadster.
Clark returned in 1964
with Chapman and the Lotus to qualify on the pole. However, his
suspension collapsed while leading the race, and A.J. Foyt went on
to win in his roadster.
In 1965, Clark and Chapman came back
with the brand new Lotus 38. This time, Clark hoped to drive the
final nail in the front-engine coffin, ending its winning reign at
Indianapolis. Clark qualified in the middle of the front row and
dominated the race, becoming the first driver to win in a
rear-engine Indy Car. No front-engine car has won the Indy 500
since. Clark’s win was definitely the dawn of an era.
time: 72 min. with 9 min. bonus time.
Golden Victory: (Indianapolis)
After an exciting 500-mile race in
1960 that saw a great battle between Rodger Ward and eventual winner
Jim Rathmann, racing fans were hoping for a repeat performance in
1961. They were not disappointed.
“Golden Victory” takes you
back to the month of May 1961 when Rodger Ward, Jim Rathmann, Troy
Ruttman, Eddie Sachs, A.J. Foyt, Parnelli Jones, Len Sutton, Johnny
Boyd and others competed for the greatest prize in motor racing, the
You will see practice and qualifying with
the fan favorite NOVI, brought back to the speedway by Andy
Granatelli; Eddie Sachs capturing the pole at over 147 MPH; and the
heartbreak of Chuck Arnold and Don Freeland who had the speed to
make the field of 33, only to suffer mechanical problems during
their qualifying runs. With the elite field of 33 decided, all that
was left to do was to run the race itself.
would lead throughout the race, but it was A.J. Foyt and Eddie Sachs
who would put on a fantastic dual that could only end in “Golden
Victory” for one of them on this, the 50th anniversary of the Indy
Runtime: 90 min. with 7 min. bonus time,
Eastern Speedway Classics
Rare vintage black & white and color footage plus
historic photos highlight this collector's video. Racing action
dating from the 30s to the 80s - Sprint Cars, Midgets, Champ Cars,
Hudsons, & Late Models. The speedways included are: Trenton,
Lancaster, Freeport, Dover, Union, New Market, Nutley Velodrome, NY
Coliseum, Wilmington, Pitman, Commack, Island Garden, Teaneck,
Kingsbridge Armory, Atlantic City Conv. Hall, Nassau Coliseum,
Ruppert Stadium, Polo Grounds, Bayonne Stadium, Old Bridge,
Lehighton, Goshen, Hughsville, Nazareth National, Langhorne, Richie,
Gratz, Cortland, York Fairground, Stroudsburg, Sidney, Cross Bay,
Roosevelt, Coney Island Bowl, Sanatoga, Yellow Jacket, Dorney Park,
Allentown, Agricultural Hall, Harmony, Hinchliffe, Springfield,
Plainville, Danbury, Carlisle, Lebanon, Nazareth, Reading, Bird In
Hand, Hilltop, Altoona, Laurel, Atlantic City, Sheepshead Bay,
Woodbridge, Hohokus, Mineola, Morristown, Jersey City, Lodi,
Municipal Stadium, Bone Stadium, Islip, Cedarhurst, Olympic Park,
Hatfield Rockingham, NH, Brockton, Vista, Castle Hill, Pine Brook.
105 minutes, color and black & white
URC–The First 50 Years
URC–the First 50 Years illustrates the evolution of
the United Racing Club, the oldest active Sprint Car club in the
nation. Great film footage & rare photos highlight the growth of
this unique club. Tracks featured include Stroudsburg, Hatfield,
Nazareth, Williams Grove, Harrington, Richmond, Trenton, Bedford,
Bloomsburg, Owego, York, Big Diamond, Selinsgrove, Bridgeport, Penn
National, Delaware International, Potomac, & Rolling Wheels. There
are also many stops at the popular Flemington & Grandview Speedways,
and finally a visit to Knoxville Raceway for the URC-ESS
invitational race. Bert Brooks, Earl Halaquist, Dave Kelly, Glenn
Fitzcharles, Kramer Williamson, and many more URC greats are on this
historic replay. Exciting Sprint Car racing plus many wild flips
will make you want this classic video for your collection!
65 minutes, color and black & white
Sprint & Champ Car
Experience one of the most popular eras in the history of open
cockpit racing - the 1950's and early 1960's. The spotlight is on
AAA and USAC action at Allentown, Trenton, Langhorne, Reading,
Williams Grove, Bedford, Harrington, and Flemington. Vintage photos
highlight original film footage of legendary drivers such as Tony
Bettenhausen, Jud Larson, Tommy Hinnershitz, Johnny Thomson, Dale
Van Johnson, Jimmy Bryan, Don Carr, George Amick, and more. Includes
profiles on drivers Joe Barzda, Jiggs Peters, Eddie Sachs, and Elmer
George. A special Midwest segment features the always hot
competition at Winchester, Fort Wayne, and Indianapolis Raceway
Park. There is also a brief look at the URC and NARA Clubs at
Lincoln, Selinsgrove, Bloomsburg, Gratz, and Owego Speedways.
60 minutes, color, professionally narrated
Eastern Midget Classics
This video looks at four of the greatest midget
speedways in the East - Yellow Jacket Speedway, Danbury Fairground,
Hinchliffe Stadium, & Springfield, Massachusetts. Rare black & white
footage and photos cover the 1940-1947 "Golden Era." Features
one-legged driver Bill Schindler, legendary Dutch Schaefer,
all-time champ Len Duncan and more. Includes comments from race
promoter Ed Otto and mechanic Jimmy Shaw. Old-time heroes Pappy
Hough, Nick Fonoro, Lou Volk, Len Duncan, and Jiggs Peters share
their memories, plus a look at some restored antique race cars.
65 minutes, black & white
Open Cockpit Classics
This video highlights sprint & champ car racing
during the 50s and 60s at 3 of the most famous Eastern speedways,
Langhorne, Reading, & Williams Grove. Vintage footage captures such
stars as A.J. Foyt, Parnelli Jones, and Jim Hurtubise in their early
years of racing. Witness Tommy Hinnershitz's rule at Reading, plus
the legends of Langhorne - Jimmy Bryan and Mike Nazaruk.
60 minutes, color
The Flying Dutchman
Covers the racing career of a true legend, Tommy
Hinnershitz. Over a span of four decades Tommy captured 100
victories and 7 Eastern Sprint Car Championships - all without the
protection of a roll cage.
Filmed in 3 separate interviews over the past 15 years, highlighted
with historic photos & film footage.
60 minutes, color and black & white
The History of
This is the unforgettable story of the Pennsylvania
dirt track known as the "Ascot of the East." The excitement of the
early years unfolds through rare film footage, unique photos, &
current interviews with racing pioneers such as Tommy Hinnershitz,
Ernie McCoy & car owner Sam Traylor. Legendary drivers Joie Chitwood,
Ted Horn, Troy Ruttman, & Johnny Thomson are shown challenging the
historic 1/2 mile. Racing heroes Johnny Rutherford, Bobby Abel,
Jimmy Mcguire, Ray Tilley, & John Mackinson share their stories
about this remarkable track. From sprints and championship cars to
midgets, stocks & bugs, "The Grove" offered the greatest variety and
most excitement in Northeastern US. This 2 hour video captures the
colorful history which is the foundation for today's racing at
Williams Grove Speedway!
120 minutes, color and black &