Dirt Track Jalopy Movie

Dirt Track Jalopy Movie

I’m going to stay on the theme of early color car footage with another great film. This time it’s dirt track racing jalopies in what appears to be an uphill course outside of Colorado Springs. What strikes me most about this film is the up close images of the drivers, wives, crew, and their cars- Even zooming in on the sponsor graphics and paint jobs. Typically these films are shot by a fan off to the side, but here we get right next to the vehicles and look in the eye of the winners… Including making out with the trophy girls. I also love the specific set up these jalopies have with large roll hoops that were actually built to be useful in a roll over accident. Unfortunately you see one of these cars roll later in the film and the ejected driver is taken away on a stretcher…

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