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Motion Pictures Shooting Around at Bonneville in the 1960s

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  1. Jive-Bomber
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    Shooting Around at Bonneville in the 1960s

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  2. That was a bunch of B Roll,,, very interesting.
     
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  3. Rolleiflex
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    I like how crisp the B&W footage is. And while I'd love to hear any of those cars running, the corvair with the trumpet exhaust would be quite entertaining.
     
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  4. The color video is footage of Art Arfons testing his "Green Monster" jet car:

    Art Arfons Green Monster.png

    It was shot September 29th 1965 ... 32 days after the 17th Annual Bonneville National Speed Trials had ended (on August 28th) ... and 39 days before Arfons set the new land-speed record at 576.553 MPH (on November 7th).

    NOTE: Although I appreciate thrust-powered land-speed vehicles, I don't consider them to be "Traditional Hot Rods" and therefore, they're probably not an appropriate topic for discussion on the H.A.M.B. forum.
     
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  5. BrerHair
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    I don’t know, first one kind of a waste of time, but second one pretty cool. Aerial shots are nice. Always great to time travel.
     
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  6. The black & white video is footage shot at the 16th Annual Bonneville National Speed Trials (August 23 - 29, 1964).

    Here's some (low quality) stills captured from the video:

    B'ville '64 - #120  B&N Automotive A Modified Roadster and #1433 Bennett & Rochlitzer D Lakester.JPG
    #120 A/Modified Roadster
    B&N
    (Bert Peterson & Noel Black) Automotive
    Sacramento, Calif
    392ci Chrysler
    Hemi
    and
    #433 D/Lakester & #1433 E/Lakester
    (Ernie) Bennett & (Tim) Rochlitzer
    Santa Barbara, Calif
    304ci
    & 259ci Chevy
     
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  7. B'ville '64 - #45 Johnson & Shipley B Lakester (1).JPG
    B'ville '64 - #45 Johnson & Shipley B Lakester (2).JPG
    #45 B/Lakester
    (Don) Johnson & (Jeff) Shipley
    Malibu, Calif
    300ci
    (supercharged) Chrysler Hemi​


    ... and here's a couple Pat Kinne COLOR photos of the Johnson & Shipley Lakester @ Speed Week '64:

    JohnsonShipley1964.jpg Lakesterafterarun.jpg
     
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  8. B'ville '64 - #114 Dick Guyette A Lakester.JPG
    #114 A/Lakester
    Dick Guyette
    Encino, Calif
    327ci
    (supercharged) Chevy
     
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  9. B'ville '64 - #502  Ralph Lynde E Lakester.JPG
    #502 E/Lakester
    Ralph Lynde
    Los Gatos, Calif
    258ci Chevy


    ... and here's a Della Pierce (@jpierce's mother) and a Pat Kinne COLOR photo of the Ralph Lynde Lakester @ Speed Week '64:

    1964 Bonneville (31).jpg ELakester505.jpg
     
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  10. B'ville '64 - #19 Lou Bingham D Gas Roadster.JPG
    #19 D/Gas Roadster
    Lou Bingham
    La Jolla, Calif
    304ci Oldsmobile


    ... and here's a Della Pierce (@jpierce's mother) COLOR photo of the Bingham Roadster @ Speed Week '64:

    1964 Bonneville (40).jpg
     
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  11. B'ville '64 - #505 Deeds & Sons D Alt Coupe (1).JPG
    B'ville '64 - #505 Deeds & Sons D Alt Coupe (2).JPG
    B'ville '64 - #505 Deeds & Sons D Alt Coupe (3).JPG
    #505 D/Alt Coupe
    (Glen) Deeds & Sons
    Van Nuys, Calif
    303ci Oldsmobile
     
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  12. B'ville '64 - #159 Oliver Bros B Gas Coupe.JPG
    #159 B/Gas Coupe
    Oliver Bros
    Twin Falls, Idaho
    406ci Chrysler
    Hemi​
     
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  13. B'ville '64 - #1136 Ron Armstrong E Gas Coupe.JPG
    #1136 E/Gas Coupe
    Ron Armstrong
    American Fork, Utah
    259ci Chevy
     
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  14. B'ville '64 - #555 Johnson & Lasallette D Production Coupe.JPG
    #555 D/Production Coupe
    Johnson & Lasallette
    Montebello, Calif
    327ci Chevy
     
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  15. B'ville '64 - #427  Walden Welding Co B Sports Racing Thunderbird (1).JPG
    B'ville '64 - #427  Walden Welding Co B Sports Racing Thunderbird (2).JPG
    #427 B/Sports Racing
    Walden Welding Co.
    Santa Fe Springs, Calif
    427ci Mercury


    ... and here's a Della Pierce (@jpierce's mother) COLOR photo of the #427 T-Bird @ Speed Week '64:

    1964 Bonneville (27).jpg
     
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  16. B'ville '64 - Tom Keosababian's #1145 G Production Coupe & #145 F Supercharged Coupe.JPG
    #1145 G/Production Coupe & #145/F Supercharged Coupe
    Tom Keosababian
    Whittier, Calif
    164ci Corvair
    & 164ci (supercharged) Corvair


    ... and a Della Pierce (@jpierce's mother) COLOR photo of the Keosababian Corvair @ Speed Week '64:

    1964 Bonneville (39).jpg
     
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  17. Hot Rods Ta Hell
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    Awesome! Love the cutting room floor stuff and glad to view every frame that survived. Great stills and info Hemi32-Thank you!
    The Johnson/Lasallette 55 Chevy reminds me of the Ed Roth 55, what with it's radiused wheelwells and hood scoop.
     
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  18. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 4,648

    jnaki





    upload_2020-7-2_4-49-31.png VS upload_2020-7-2_4-49-56.png
    Hello,

    Nice finds of those movies. Perhaps the final managing editor decided that those little things zipping across the screen were just not for most people to take notice and be interested. The second film had better close up shots that created more interest. Yes, Bonneville photography of racing is a long way away on the salt. But perhaps, they could have used this set up for clarity?
    upload_2020-7-2_4-50-30.png

    Jnaki

    Not only is that a large format film camera to bring the best clarity of any still photo versus a 35mm camera, but look at that artillery in the front, mounted on that extra heavy-duty tripod. It looks like the Camp Pendleton Marines on one of their weekly, long distance 55mm Howitzer shooting exercises. Not only being mobile with the Dodge/Plymouth/Chrysler wagon, but the station wagon could be far enough away and still get the clear, larger photos we all like to see of the “speed” from the race cars. Talk about clarity and bringing those "little ants" of race cars into the world, as almost life size… Whoo whoooo.

    Who else but world famous, Life Magazine, home to some amazing photo collections from all of those years, a long time ago. That long range large format camera and lens system would cost as much as running a small county for a year or two!!! Ha!
    upload_2020-7-2_4-51-59.png
    If Hot Rod Magazine’s Bob D’Olivio was asked, he would have had some extra help…big film and a big zoom.
     

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