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Vintage Racing (2001)

 NR |  DVD
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)


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  • Format: 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: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Bci / Eclipse
  • DVD Release Date: April 10, 2001
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005ASO5
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #440,232 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Virtually every famous racing car ever built is in this program! Rare historical racing footage and interviews combined with modern "vintage" race coverage combined to give you an unprecedented look at the glory years of sports car racing. Two great programs give you a unique look at a time when men raced to the love of racing and not the mega dollars. Program 1: "Competition Corvettes" Check out a detailed history of the last 30 years of Corvette racing including: 1960 U.S. Corvette racing team at the 24 hours of Le Mans featuring incredible vintage film of race preparation pit area work and even "behind-the-wheel" footage of the Briggs Cunningham team ; 1962 at Sebring; 1963 Nascar Daytona American Challenge featuring the Mickey Thompson Corvette Grand Sport....and much much more!! Watch as Corvette takes on every major race team and brings home the trophies! Program 2: "Bahamas Speed Week" 1984 brought the return to Freeport of hundreds of the world's finest vintage racers. You will witness almost every famous race car in existence including: Sports Racers classes feature Porsches, Fiats, Cunninghams, MGs, Triumphs, Austin Healys, Scarabs, Jaguars, Lotus', Daimlers, Aston-Martins, and many many more! FIA and Can-Am classes feature an incredible dual between a Lola TC70 coupe and a Ferrari F-1 equipped 312! Super Sports Cars class direct from England features racing car action with a Porsche 917 and a Ferrari 330P4! DVD Features: Scene Access Menus: DVD ROM Features: Use Your DVD ROM Drive-equipped PC to access these additional features: Day Planner / Calendar including photos from the program; Downloadable Screensavers featuring action scenes from that program; Internet Connectivity to Followthru.com for more great DVD offers. Color, Approximate Running Time 95 minutes, Dolby Digital Stereo, English Language.

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1.0 out of 5 stars seen best on a 13" screen August 18, 2001
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weak video and dull naration gives this a very amateur quality. You have to love the cars to make it to the end. the opposite end of the spectrum from the IMAX Super Speedway.
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I am giving this Five Stars Not because "Vintage Racing" has Great Quality since it does need to be re-mastered it looks as if went from VHS to DVD and nothing done,Same sound/Quality. I have the VHS of "Competition Corvettes" and That's the only reason Why I got this was for The Corvette Grand Sport and The Nassau Footage(which some of it is on the Original Comp.Corvettes VHS and from Nassau Speedweek 84' VHS which is on the dvd which I don't have.)The Cars on the cover which are represented by an Red 1964 Corvette(THE SPECIAL one-off Styling Exercise New York's World Fair car now owned by Mid-America Corvette and it's not featured in the Video neither is there Drag Racing in it.) They should have Re-released Competition Corvettes on DVD and dones this apart,but you basically get that and Nassau Speed Weeks 84' From Nov.1983(Armour Productions 1983) and you see Chevy Powered Devin Bodied Enchinda Cars,One of the Original Corvette Grand Sports and an 2nd Grand Sport as well as what looks like an Replica? or modified like an GS?(#66). In the Comp.Corvettes Program the Special Mickey Thompson Special Big Block Engined 63' Corvette is Featured along with Bad quality footage of Vintage Racing from the 80s with Shelby Cobras and Mustangs thrown in,Competition Corvettes is the best for me because You get an closer look at the Thompson Car,The Grand Sport Corvette #2 Coupe(Restored incorrectly to an Darker Blue as it is now.) and The Then New Beautiful 1984 Trans-Am Racing Series Red Corvette #16 with an closeup at it's 310 Cubic Inch Engine and other Modifications for racing. So I think the Dvd is worth it but at an cheap price just for this at least to me,I would recommend it along with Competition Corvettes VHS(1988,Armour Productions with 1983/1984 Footage(some) of Nassau of The Grand Sport. Read more ›
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3.0 out of 5 stars A Bit Dull February 25, 2014
in terms of picture resolution, camera angles, and even narration. It feels like these two short documentaries were produced by a team who were simply paid to do a job and did not have a passion for racing or vintage sports cars in general. That being said, you will see some rare cars that do not often find their way out of a museum these days, much less get opened up on a track. The huge jump in values of the last 30 years among vintage race cars would make that nearly impossible now unless you were Jay Leno with a team of hired professionals who stayed 10 feet apart at all times.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I borrowed this from Netflix, I probably would not purchase it, but... maybe.

It would make a great father's day gift.

It's funny to me how you can still tell the formula vee drivers -- they're wearing the same clothes they were in this video.

The computer effects were probably done on an Apple II GS... we're frankly very spoiled these days. In cultural context (1980-1982 copyright date?) it's pretty damned cool. Watching amateur racers unloading their pride and joy at the Bahamanian race made me very jealous.

It's vintage racing, you're not going to get Jerry Bruckheimer quality, you're basically watching the 1980's version of youtube videos. Go into it expecting some really amateur production of amateur racing and you will enjoy.
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