Rare Sports Films


At Charlotte

     The 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!

     You'll 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.

     The 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.

     Before 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.

     After 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.

     Now 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 sales tax!)

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