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     Original films of both the 1975 spring and summer NASCAR races at Talladega are now available to racing fans everywhere on this new full color, 50-minute DVD from "Rare Sportsfilms Inc"! This one's a must for Ford fans, as Buddy Baker, driving the #15 white Bud Moore Ford, wins both races, the spring race ending a two-year drought for Baker and a 3-plus year winless streak for Ford!

     The 1975 "Winston 500" is a typical Talladega shootout, with 12 different drivers swapping the lead 51 times! Unfortunately, this is also the race in which a freak pit accident claims the life of Richard Petty's brother-in-law, Randy G. Owens. Another major incident of the race occurs with the Alabama Gang's Donnie Allison leading. On the 11th lap, Allison blows his engine, oiling the track, and behind him Benny Parsons, Carl Adams and Ferrel Harris all spin out. On lap 62, Ramo Stott's engine blows in a ball of fire, and Marty Robbins spins out trying to avoid Stott but is hit by James Hylton. Both accidents are re-shown in slo-motion. Throughout the race, incidents are shown involving others: Bobby Allison, Randy Tissot, Jim Vandiver and Cecil Gordon. On the 141st lap, Richard Petty pulls into the pits with a front wheel bearing on fire. As Petty gets out of his car, a high-pressure water tank explodes behind the wall, instantly killing Owens and injuring a crewman from another team. Baker leads the last 18 laps and blocks a last lap charge by David Pearson to win a close one!

     Throughout the DVD of both races, you'll see closeups of the drivers of the day: Petty, Bobby Allison, Pearson, Parsons and Lennie Pond, plus you'll also hear what Cale Yarborough, Pearson, Dick Brooks and a young Darrell Waltrip think about racing at Talladega. Before the summer race, the late Mark Donohue is shown making racing history, setting a new closed course speed record of 221.160 MPH in a Roger Penske Can Am car. Then as pre-race feature #2, Johnny Ray of Anniston sets a new speed record for a semi tractor-trailer, of 92 MPH! For historians and model builders, there are color shots of many of the cars in the race, particularly
those of Johnny Ray, Rick Newsom, Pond, Bobby Allison, Petty, Gordon Johncock, Marty Robbins, Hylton, Stott, Tissot, Cecil Gordon and of course, Baker. During the races, cameras show pit stops of many drivers including Pearson, Petty, Dave Marcis, Waltrip, Brooks, Grant Adcox, Cale Yarborough, Bobby Allison, Coo Coo Marlin, Benny Parsons and Baker.

     The "Talladega 500" in August was another spectacular, however it was also tragic, as popular veteran Tiny Lund is killed. On the 6th lap, Lund loses control while dicing with a pack of cars on the backstretch. Lund's Dodge spins down the backstretch, coming to a stop on the inside track apron. But rookie Terry Link's car slams into Lund's driver-side door, killing him almost instantly. The remains of the cars involved in the crash (Walter Ballard, J.D. McDuffie, Link and Lund) are all shown being towed off. Other racing incidents are shown, also in slo-motion, including Richard Brook's horrifying flip and roll on the backstretch near turn three.
When Joe Mihalic blows his engine 26 laps from the end of the race, the leaders Buddy Baker and Richard Petty are shown making their last pit stops. Baker holds off Petty's last lap tri-oval slingshot attempt to win by only five feet!

     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 DVD) to:

"RARE SPORTSFILMS N", 1126 Tennyson Lane, Naperville, IL 60540 (630) 527-8890

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