- Can-Am Series
- Drag Racing Films
- Formula 1 Films
- Other Films
- Promotional Films
- Road Tests
- Stock Car Films
1960 Daytona 500 (color – 5 min)
Junior Johnson passes a spinning Bobby Johns with nine laps remaining and
hustles to victory in the second annual Daytona 500. Driving a 1959 Chevrolet Impala,
Johnson beats a record 68-car field and wins $19,600. (Condition – VG)
1961 Daytona 500 (b&w – 7 min)
Marvin Panch takes the lead 13 laps from the finish and wins the third
annual Daytona 500. Panch cruises into first place when teammate Fireball Roberts
blows his engine while holding a commanding lead. (Condition – VG)
1962 Daytona 500 – Short Highlight Reel (b&w – 1 min)
A short highlight reel of the 1962 Daytona 500 from the
Florida Development Commission. (Condition – VG+)
1962 Daytona 500 (b&w – 7 min)
The race came down to a spirited two-car battle between Fireball and a young upstart
named Richard Petty. Ultimately, Roberts pulled away and won by 27 seconds. Petty would go
on to win a record 200 NASCAR races; Roberts, meanwhile, died tragically in 1964 after a
gruesome crash in the World 600 in Charlotte, NC. (Condition – VG)
1963 Daytona 500 – Ford Promotional Film (b&w – 6 min)
Highlights of the 1963 Daytona 500, focusing on the success of the Ford Galaxie.
Ford swept this race finishing in the top 5 positions. This highlight film is followed
by a short promo for the Ford Galaxie. (Condition – VG)
1963 Daytona 500 – ABC Wide World Of Sports (b&w – 24 min)
DeWayne “Tiny” Lund, filling in for the injured Marvin Panch, drives the Wood Brothers Ford
to victory in the Daytona 500. Lund leads a 1-2-3-4-5 sweep for the Ford nameplate.
The lead changes hands five times in the final 17 laps. (Condition – VG+)
1964 Daytona 500 – ABC Wide World Of Sports (b&w – 36 min)
Driving a potent Plymouth with the new Hemi engine, Richard Petty leads 184 of the 200 laps
to win the Daytona 500 going away. Plymouths run 1-2-3 at the finish. The triumph is Petty’s first
on a superspeedway. This is edited ‘live’ coverage of the race, shot on videotape, not film.
Some static in the audio for about the first 15 minutes of this broadcast, but it
does not detract from hearing the commentary. (Condition – VG)
1964 Daytona 500 (color – 8 min)
Color highlight reel of the 1964 Daytona 500. Petty dominates with a full
lap lead over 2nd place Jimmy Pardue. (Condition – VG+)
1964 Motor Trend 500 – Riverside California (color – 7 min)
Stunning color footage of the Motor Trend 500 at the famous Riverside road course.
Dan Gurney takes the win, and Fords finish 1-2-3. (Condition – Excellent)
1965 Daytona 500 (b&w – 9 min)
With Chrysler’s boycott of NASCAR, due to the sanctioning body declaring the 426 Hemi illegal,
Richard Petty and many other top name Chrysler factory drivers sit out of the Daytona 500.
With General Motors already out of sponsored racing back in 1963, that leaves the 1965 Daytona 500
field filled with Fords and Mercurys. This would be a rain shortened race, with
Fred Lorenzen taking the win. (Condition – VG)
1965 Motor Trend 500 – Riverside California (color – 7 min)
Another phenomenal, very clear color film of the Motor Trend 500, and just like last
year’s race, Dan Gurney once again takes the win. (Condition – Excellent)
Selected clips from “Fireball 500” (1966) (color – 6 min)
The 1966 Hollywood movie “Fireball 500” starred Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello, and it was
filled with some great color stock car racing highlights which the editors used to splice into the story line.
Here we have 6 minutes of all the ‘real’ stock car footage, all of the in-car shots of Frankie Avalon, the
cheering section consisting of Annette Funicello, have been painstakingly edited out, so all we have here are
6 minutes of great NASCAR color footage. Not surprisingly, some accidents shown are from other races,
and some even date back to the 1963 era! (Condition – Excellent)
Selected clips from “Red Line 7000” (1965) (color – 6 min)
Selected scenes from the 1965 Hollywood movie “Red Line 7000” starring James Caan.
This is another 6 minutes of footage, carefully edited to eliminate all of the staged
in-car shots, corny dialogue, etc., leaving just the true ‘real’ NASCAR footage that
was used by the filmmakers. (Condition – Excellent)
Selected clips from “Speedway” (1968) (color – 8 min)
Edited scenes from the 1968 Elvis Presley movie “Speedway”, also starring Nancy Sinatra.
Like the previous two segments, all of the in-car staged shots of Elvis driving, singing, etc. have been cut,
leaving only 8 minutes of real authentic NASCAR footage. From a historical standpoint, this is some great stuff.
Since an Elvis movie had a higher budget than some of the other B-film stock car movies of the day,
they staged some of the racing scenes, and then spliced in ‘real’ racing footage. (Condition – Excellent)
1966 Daytona 500 – ABC Wide World Of Sports (b&w – 38 min)
Richard Petty overcomes a two-lap deficit and wins the Daytona 500 in a runaway.
Petty is a full lap in front of runner-up Cale Yarborough when a thunderstorm halts the
race after 198 of the scheduled 200 laps. (Condition – VG)
1967 Daytona 500 (b&w – 7 min)
Big news for NASCAR, as the enormously popular Mario Andretti heads to Daytona, and wins!
Andretti dominated the field in his Smokey Yunick built Ford, and led 112 of the 200 laps.
After the race, a giddy Andretti proclaimed: “You don’t baby a car at Daytona like you do
[in Indy cars] at Indy. It’s flat out.” (Condition – VG)
1968 Daytona 500 (b&w – 9 min)
Cale Yarborough wins the Daytona 500 by less than a second over LeeRoy Yarbrough.
Gordon Johncock’s Smokey Yunick-prepared Chevrolet is not permitted to compete when
NASCAR officials find a number of rules violations during inspection. (Condition – VG+)
1968 Daytona 500 – ABC Wide World Of Sports (color – 21 min)
A great 21 minute film of the 1968 Daytona 500 in color, shown on the ESPN2 network several
years ago (the ESPN2 watermark is in the corner). Excellent, clear footage of the greats of the day,
commentary by the legendary Chris Economacki. (Condition – Excellent)
Richard Petty : Portrait Of A King (1992) (color – 39 min)
A documentary of Richard Petty that aired in 1992 as a farewell to Richard, who drove
his final race on November 12th, 1992 at the Hooter’s 500 in Atlanta Georgia. (Condition – VG+)
Richard Petty : Last Lap (color – 4 min)
Richard Petty’s final lap, broadcast live on November 12th, 1992. After the race ended,
Petty emerged from the pit lane in his battered Pontiac Grand Prix, the nose gone from an
earlier accident, and makes a final lap to cheering fans. (Condition – VG+)
NOTE : These are NOT the “Back In The Day” programs (hosted by Dale Earnhardt Jr.) that appeared on
TV few years ago. However, some of these films ARE the actual ones used on those broadcasts. The films
contained on these DVD’s were originally aired back in mid-1990’s and do NOT have the little pop-up
balloons or trivia notes that appeared in the “Back In The Day” programs. Please understand that these
highlight reels were originally shot on film, not video. I am trying to be as honest as I can about the film
quality. These films were originally intended for the smaller TV sets of the 60’s, so they may appear grainy
on the big TV sets of today.