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1970’s – Thunder Of The 70’s (Vol 5)


Thunder Of The 70’s (Vol 5)


1-DVD (120 minutes)

1970 Daytona 500 – Daytona, FL  (7 minutes)
A nice highlight reel of the 1970 Daytona 500, with an emphasis on the winged Plymouth
Superbirds and Dodge Daytonas. Pete Hamilton takes the win in his Team Petty Superbird, with
David Pearson taking 2nd, Bobby Allison in a 1969 Dodge Daytona coming in 3rd.

1970 Buddy Baker breaks 200 mph – Talladega, AL  (2 minutes)
Originally broadcast by ABC Wide World Of Sports during a red flag occurrence at a
1970 USAC race in Phoenix, Buddy Baker breaks the 200 mph barrier at the new
Talladega Raceway track in his 1969 Dodge Daytona.

1970 Falstaff 400 – Riverside, CA   (2 minutes)
Race #20 of 48 races this season, this is a very short highlight reel, but priceless footage
of Dodge Daytonas and Plymouth Superbirds running the road course at Riverside.
Richard Petty takes the win, with a hard charging Bobby Allison coming in 2nd.

1971 Daytona 500 #1 – Daytona, FL   (7 minutes)
Highlight reel of the 1971 Daytona 500, this version uses some ABC Wide
World Of Sports footage. The next film (below) has the complete coverage
from ABC, but this highlight reel includes footage not shown on ABC.

1971 Daytona 500 #2 – Daytona, FL   (32 minutes)
Live coverage of the 1971 Daytona 500 on ABC Wide World Of Sports. This is how most NASCAR
races were broadcast back then. The entire race was covered live, but was edited down for the
ABC Wide World Of Sports time slot. Lots of action, including Maynard Troyer’s horrific crash.
King Richard takes the victory. Note that this is the 3rd version of the 1971 Daytona 500 in our
“Thunder Of The 70’s” series, the first being on our 2-disc set “Thunder Of The 70’s – Volume 1”,
that highlight reel was from Bud Lindemann’s “Car And Track” TV show.

1972 Daytona 500 – Daytona, FL   (6 minutes)
Highlight reel of the 1972 Daytona 500, this version uses some ABC Wide World
Of Sports footage. The legendary A.J. Foyt takes the win in the Woods Brothers
#21 Mercury, and this would be Foyt’s only Daytona 500 in his long career.

1972 Lowe’s Commercial   (30 seconds)
Amazing commercial for the Richard Petty Edition riding lawnmower.

1974 Firecracker 400 – Daytona, FL  (28 minutes)
Race #16 of the 30 race schedule, this is the classic July 4th race as broadcast by
ABC’s Wide World Of Sports. A fantastic finish between Petty and Pearson! Also
some great footage of Bobby Allison’s new AMC Matador.

1974 Permatex 200 – Daytona, FL   (9 minutes)
A great highlight reel of modifieds running the Daytona banks and the inner course. This race was
part of what was to become the Busch Series (now Nationwide). Some great names include Bobby
Allison, Tiny Lund, a young Geoff Bodine, and Paul Newman (who went out on lap 7). All sorts of
cars running in this one, including 1969-1974 Camaros, AMC Gremlins,  Chevrolet Chevelles,
Mustang II’s, Ford Pintos, Chevy Vegas, even a 36 Chevrolet can be seen. Over 30,000 people were
in attendance. Coverage is provided by Bud Lindemann from his old Car And Track TV show.

1975 Talladega 500 – Talladega, AL  (24 minutes)
Race #19 of the 30 race schedule, Buddy Baker fights off a hard charging Richard
Petty to capture both Talladega races this year. This film also highlights the many
types of races and events that occur at Talladega, including Mark Donahue’s
amazing 221 mph run in a Can-Am Series car to set a new closed course record,
some stock series racing (Pintos, Vegas, Gremlins) on the infield course, and a few
shots of SCCA racing with BMW’s, Porsches, and Corvettes.

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.