Register now to get rid of these ads!

Motion Pictures Daytona 1957: The Other Time Trials

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, Jul 18, 2017.

  1. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
    Posts: 3,239

    Jive-Bomber
    MODERATOR

    Jive-Bomber submitted a new blog post:

    Daytona 1957: The Other Time Trials

    [​IMG]

    Continue reading the Original Blog Post
     
    scrapiron, HEMI32 and kidcampbell71 like this.
  2. @Jive-Bomber Jay - Great videos! ... Thanks for sharing!

    Here's a decent article (from the February 25th 1957 issue of Sports Illustrated) about the '57 Daytona Speed Week event:

    Sports_Illustrated_02-25-1957_pg50.jpg
    Sports_Illustrated_02-25-1957_pg51.jpg
    Sports_Illustrated_02-25-1957_pg52.jpg
    Sports_Illustrated_02-25-1957_pg53.jpg
     
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2017
  3. As a MOPAR fan, I'd be remiss not to point out that ...

    • A '57 Chrysler 300 C Coupe:

      1957 300C @ Daytona Speed Week.jpg

      ... ran the fastest MPH in the Stock Passenger Cars (Flying Mile) category:

      1957 Daytona Beach - Stock Passenger Cars - Flying Mile.jpg

      ... and the fastest MPH in the Stock Passenger Cars (Standing Mile Acceleration) category:

      1957 Daytona Beach - Stock Passenger Cars - Standing Mile Acceleration.jpg

    • HOT ROD Magazine's "SUDDENLY" '57 Plymouth:

      Wally Parks & Suddenly at Daytona Beach in 1957.jpg

      ... ran the fastest MPH in the Experimental Cars (Two-Way Flying Mile Average) category:

      1957 Daytona Beach - Experimaental Cars - Two Way Flying Mile Average.jpg
     
  4. Hotdoggin DaddyO
    Joined: Jul 23, 2011
    Posts: 531

    Hotdoggin DaddyO
    Member
    from Hays, Ks

    All that is good. However, I Love the add.

    [​IMG]
     
    Register now to get rid of these ads!

  5. WillyKJr
    Joined: Sep 5, 2009
    Posts: 139

    WillyKJr
    Member
    from Blackstone

    Yeah I thought the same thing as soon as I saw the post heading. Pretty funny how a manufacturer can "spin" something in their favor. Chrysler owned all those records down there for years.
     
    HEMI32 likes this.
  6. ..........AND A 57 Pontiac won the 57 Datona 500 when the leading chevy blew the engine close to the end of the race. Part of the reason I built a 57 Pontiac motor for my 34 ford coupe. love those old Poncho engines! 370ready.JPG
     
    Todd553, jakespeed63, Gotgas and 3 others like this.
  7. WillyKJr
    Joined: Sep 5, 2009
    Posts: 139

    WillyKJr
    Member
    from Blackstone

    Love that power plant. Good choice. One little caveat....the first Daytona 500 was in 1959. 1957 was still the 160 mile beach/road event. A huge first time accomplishment for Pontiac nonetheless and a proud moment for the Poncho faithful. Enjoy the hell out of that 34 with Poncho power.
     
  8. Very cool :cool:
    Did anyone else catch the narrator/announcer say, ..he broke the "sand-barrier" ??
    Now I want a 1957 Pontiac 2 Dr sedan, painted white n red, just like the one in the film. Wow 140mph!!
    Watched some film on the 1927 Daytona Speed trials. Simply amazing how much history is only about an hour away from here.
    JT
     
  9. Todd553
    Joined: Feb 16, 2005
    Posts: 465

    Todd553
    Member

    Finally a little love for 57 Pontiacs! This my 57. 347 tripower, but soon to be 389 stroked to 453, backed by a B&M hydro. IMG_2141.jpg IMG_2142 (3).jpg IMG_2137.jpg
     

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2020 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.