original film showing all the historic action and drama of the
8th World 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway has been beautifully
restored to brand-new condition by "Rare Sportsfilms"
and is now available on this 27-minute COLOR DVD!
see those great drivers of 30 years ago: David Pearson, Paul
Goldsmith, Darel Dieringer, Curtis Turner, Cale Yarborough,
Dick Hutcherson, Buddy Baker, Marvin Panch, Fred Lorenzen, Jim
Paschal, Richard Petty, Bobby Allison and Bobby Isaac, all shown
in nice closeup shots! Included also are the car owners of the
era, such as the Wood Brothers, Cotton Owens, Lee Petty, Jack
Sullivan, Junior Johnson, Bud Moore and Ray Fox.
DVD opens with scenes of the track as it looked in 1967, and
the activity of practice and qualifications. Shown out on the
track are David Pearson, Buddy Baker, Paul Goldsmith, Bobby
Allison, Darel Dieringer and Richard Petty. Cale Yarborough
is the fastest, however, and grabs the pole with a lap of 154.385.
race day action begins, pole-sitter Yarborough and retired driver
Fred Lorenzen are honored in pre-race ceremonies. The race begins
with Darel Dieringer starting behind Cale, followed by Pearson,
Allison, Petty, Buddy Baker and Charlie Glotzbach in order.
Old pro Buck Baker is the first to spin out, losing his year-old
#87 Ford in turn four. The first car out of the race, however
is #00 Armond Holley, who blows his Emory Gilliam Dodge after
only 45 miles. Throughout the race, the cars of many drivers
are shown in action: Sam McQuagg, Henley Gray, Buddy Baker,
James Hylton, Bobby Isaac, and Dick Hutcherson. Closeup camera
shots during pit stops catch Buddy Baker, Cale, Dieringer, Pearson,
Jim Paschal, and Bobby Allison in the heat of battle! On one
of his early stops, Buddy Arrington is shown losing a wheel
on pit road.
60 miles Jim Paschal in the #14 Friedkin Plymouth is leading.
One of the early favorites, Cale Yarborough blows a tire and
brushes the guardrail on lap 48, and the impact damages his
steering. The #21 Wood Brothers Ford is loaded on the hauler
after the early exit. Other racing incidents throughout the
race are shown: Frank Warren spins his #79 Harold Rhodes Chevy,
Goldsmith blows his engine on lap 266, and the fans in the tri-oval
get a thrill as Ray Mayne and Bill Champion crash, bringing
out the second caution of the race. The cameras catch Darel
Dieringer spinning out in turn four. By this time, Jim Paschal
is running away with the race, with a nice, fat 3-lap lead over
David Pearson and Bobby Allison. But with less than 100 laps
to go, the unexpected occurs! Paschal slides out of turn four
and into the wall, damaging his Plymouth! Paschal's crew chief,
Bill Ellis is shown frantically working on #14. Paschal loses
two laps but is back in the race, now only a lap ahead of Pearson.
When he has to stop late in the race for a 7-second "gas
& go", Pearson cuts the lead to only 10 seconds! But
Paschal is able to keep the blue Plymouth out in front and takes
the checker only 5 seconds ahead of Pearson! A happy Jim Paschal
is shown in victory lane with Miss Firebird, Winky Louise.
you can get your own COLOR DVD of this historic race for only
$29.95 plus $4.00 shipping (Illinois residents must add $2.00