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     This new 28-minute full-color DVD will bring back memories of NASCAR at Riverside and Ontario, two fabled tracks which are now long gone from the Winston Cup Scene. It's also a treat to see what used to be called Alabama International Motor Speedway as it looked only two years after it opened!

     Footage from Riverside shows closeups of cars driven by Richard Petty, Ray Elder, Bobby Isaac, Harry Schilling and David Pearson. Richard starts on the pole, and the early leaders are Petty, Pearson, Isaac, Elder and Bobby Allison. Jack McCoy, Robert Kauf and Bob England all spin out and pit stops by Petty, Elder and Allison are shown. When Bobby pits with 18 laps to go, Elder sweeps into the lead for good and wins his first Winston Cup Grand National Race!

     Five weeks later at Ontario the color cameras catch pole-sitter A.J. Foyt, Pete Hamilton, Fred Lorenzen and Buddy Baker all standing near their cars before the Miller 500. Foyt, Isaac, Petty and Lorenzen are the early leaders, however, Lorenzen blows his engine after 142 laps. Benny Parsons is shown spinning out his #72 Mercury, but goes on to finish 9th. Foyt wins, with Baker second in the white #11 Petty Dodge, and Richard blows his engine as he crosses the finish line to take third!

     Most of this DVD however, covers the 1971 Winston 500 at Talladega. Many nice closeups show the cars of Jim Vandiver, Donnie Allison, George Altheide, Benny Parsons, Richard Petty, Elmo Langley, Joe Frasson, Tommy Gale, Dave Marcis and David Sisco. Live interviews feature the voices of Petty, Walter Ballard, Bobby Allison and James Hylton. Donnie Allison, in the #21 Wood Brothers Purolator Mercury, is on the pole. This week Bobby Isaac is sick, so David Marcis is chosen as a substitute driver of the K & K Insurance Dodge and has an outstanding day. Several interesting in-car camera shots are used, and during the race, many of the cars are shown at speed out on the track, such as those of both Allisons, Petty, Marcis, Neil Castles, Kevin Terris, Jabe Thomas, Bill Ward, Pete Hamilton, Walter Ballard, James Hylton, Fred Lorenzen, Bill Dennis, Larry Baumel and Bill Siefert. On the 42nd lap, a blistered tire sends Richard Petty crashing into the wall and out of the race. Nice shots of pit stop work during the caution show Donnie Allison, Marcis, Ben Arnold, Ray Mulligan, Pete Hamilton and Buddy Baker all in for service. With Petty now gone, Baker, Marcis, Donnie and Bobby Allison takes turns at the front. Marcis takes the lead from Baker for the last time on lap 179 (out of 188), but with only 6 laps left, his great effort goes up in smoke with a blown engine. Marcis' car goes out of control in turn one sliding up and down the banking as the caution comes out. With only 1 lap to go, the white and green flags come our together for a last lap shootout, with Donnie Allison leading, Baker second and Bobby Allison third. They can't catch Donnie, but Bobby passes Baker in the trioval to take second and part of the Alabama Gang has finished 1-2 for the fourth time in NASCAR history!

     To get your own color copy of this nostalgic racing footage now available on DVD for the first time ever, send only $29.95 plus $4.00 for First Class Mail shipping (Illinois residents must add $2.00 tax per tape) to:      

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