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Stock Cars of the 50's & 60's (2007)

Misc , Misc  |  NR |  DVD

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  • Actors: Misc
  • Directors: Misc
  • Format: Box set, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Topics Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: March 13, 2007
  • Run Time: 230 minutes
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #548,377 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Stock Cars of the 50 s & 60 s
Real American cars that define horsepower.

Roar around the track with the intense action and unbelievable racing footage of America s classic racers then join the winners and gorgeous beauty queens in victory lane in this 4-DVD set. Watch out for the biggest pileup in auto racing history in Stock Cars Grow Up: 1952-1962, where superchargers and action race shots of souped up jalopies rule the day.
Unbelievable racing footage of heavy steel on brutal tracks dominates Stock Car Memories: Darlington-Southern 500 1955, 1956. Witness Daytona's transition from beach track to speedway in Stock Car Memories: Daytona 500 1958, 1959, with unique footage of measured mile racing. You won't believe it when you see an Impala drag race against a Cesna airplane in Chevy Comparisons! Return to an era when engine blocks were heavy, helmets were light, and racing was about one thing: getting high octane steel across the finish line first in America's Classic Auto Racing.

Stock Cars Grow Up: 1952-1962
In "Race to Live" it's all about feeling the thunder of action race shots from around the country. Unbelievable crashes from the 1960s tumble across the screen. Tour the track from the pits to the gorgeous gals at the requisite beauty contest!
The biggest pileup in automotive history where 68 cars start but only 26 finish is on "Glory Road," where superchargers and fuel injectors soup up jalopies to 145 m.p.h.! Take a tour of the modified Sportsman class at Daytona, backyard bombs from '30s, and every make and model of Studebaker.

Stock Car Memories: Darlington-Southern 500 1955, 1956
Enjoy the raw action of the halcyon years of stock cars in action-packed Southern 500s from 1955 and1956. Includes certification, gorgeous beauty queens, pit areas, and unbelievable racing footage. Don't miss the famous Kierhaefer Chrysler 300s blasting along at 120 m.p.h. The brutal track takes its toll on big heavy cars with Chevy, then Ford, taking the checkered flag.

Stock Car Memories: Daytona 500 1958, 1959
The year is 1958 in Speed in the Sun, where all makes of cars race the NASCAR measured mile at speeds of up to 140 m.p.h. Continue with the Grand National for convertibles the last convertible race ever held on the beach. Unique racing footage in From Sand to Speedway shows Daytona's transition from an old highway and beach track to the new asphalt track designed for speeds of 200 m.p.h.! A demolished 56 T-Bird shows the danger is real in measured mile sand racing in 1959, where the driver would have died if not for a seat belt and modern auto design." Tense footage of racing on the new asphalt track shows Fireball Roberts able to qualify at 145 m.p.h.!

Chevy Comparisons
Two episodes, Duel in the Desert 1962 and Decision at Daytona 1963 spotlight Chevy-sponsored test footage of the Chevy II, Rambler, Valiant, Falcon, Comet, Fairlane, Galaxie, Impala, Fury, and Corvair and even trucks. Do not miss the drag race between an Impala and a Cesna airplane or the Corvair pulling 33 tons! Watch these vehicles put to the absolute limit in torture tests. Also catch bizarre racing in and out of driveways on a suburban street.

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5.0 out of 5 stars It's accurate January 12, 2014
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It is fairly accurate. It shows Banjo Matthews (later the car builder) quite well. It didn't say much about the creative work that went on, but the film was actual film of the races and the announcer was neutral.
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