Back in the late 90s, I hosted Thursday night movies in the lounge at the Indianapolis Speedway Motel.
We showed old Hollywood racing movies and some documentaries.
I used to write hyped up movie intros and post them on some forums to get people to show up.
All of our movies had one thing in common... They all had the three "Rs" racin' wreckin' and romancin'
Here are some of the movie intros I wrote.
THE BLONDE COMET
Before there was Janet, Desire’, Lynn, Sarah, and Danica, there was the Blonde Comet.
Beautiful blonde girl race car driver leaves the euro Grand Prix circuit to race the California dirt ovals
Drivers in love.... Mechanics in love ..... Barney Oldfield in an academy award quality performance as the
lovable old Firestone race tire dealer
THUNDER IN CAROLINA
If you missed Barney Oldfield's "academy award quality performance", last night, in "The Blonde Comet", you missed it,.... but..........................you will have an opportunity, next week, to see another "academy award quality performance" by the great Rory Calhoun in "Thunder in Carolina" featuring the beautiful "Carol Post" as the brazen hussy/love interest and the "skipper" as the lovable "one armed" mechanic in this fabulous tale of 50s stock car racin', moon-shine drinkin', wife stealin', singin', wreckin', partyin', scufflin', bumblin' mechanics, 50s style groupies, shady promoters, evil car owners, stereotype 50s drivers, classic racing cliché’s, out of control ambition and greed, etc. ...................................not to mention, the "Southern 500" at Darlington!
"....... Hey Stoogie! Don'tcha know better'n to eat peanuts in the pits!"
Before there was "days of thunder" , there was "THUNDER IN CAROLINA"!!!
Exactly what is it that you people think is more important than watch-ing some cool old racing films on Thursday evenings at THE SPEEDWAY?????
PLUS SELECTED SHORT SUBJECTS
COLOR BY TECHNICOLOR
BE THERE OR BE SQUARE
MCMXXXXXX.... or MCMLX...
Thursday! Thursday!Thursday!!!!!!........... night at the Speedway motel..
How can we top Barney Oldfield in the "Blonde Comet" or Rory Calhoun & "The Skipper" in "Thunder In Carolina"?????? Well, Stop by Thursday night and find out!........... We're bringing in "The Racers"!! Academy award quality performances by the swashbuckling Kirk Douglas, the debonair Cesar Romero, the very cool Gilbert Roland and the cranky but lovable team manager, Lee J. Cobb........... This week's featured love interest is worth the price of admission (free) all by her-self, the beautiful Bella Darvi!!!
See famous actors pretending to be Italians!..... See Italians pretend-ing to be actors!....... See great mid fifties Maserati sports and GP cars pretending to be Boranno sports and GP cars!......... See some of the worst special effects crashes in cinema history and one of the greatest "lines" ever spoken in a racing film (I spit in your crankcase!).............. See animal lover, Kirk Douglas, destroy his very cool HMW sports car at Monaco!........... See them race the Mille Miglia, Monaco and all of the great old GP tracks of the world with no guardrails!...... See the usual greed & ambition, superstitions & cliches', racin', wreckin', and romancin'................ AND SEE IT ALL IN COLOR!!!!!!!
Before there was "Grand Prix", there was "THE RACERS"
Be There or Be Square
THE ROAR OF THE CROWD
In our continuing quest to bring you the finest in Hollywood motion picture entertainment, Thursday night's feature presentation will be.......(insert drum roll here).......... The Roar of the Crowd.
This heartwarming story of a father and his son doing something to-gether (racing cars), stars Howard Duff in his Academy Award quality performance as Johnny Tracy, but ............. this isn't the "big story"! The "big story" is the continuous appearances of Henry Banks, Manny Ayulo, Johnny Parsons and Dennis "Duke" Nalon throughout the film....
See "Pop" Tracy and Johnny race the "Tracy Flyer" coupe' on the beach course at Daytona!!!............ See "Pop" and Johnny destroy the " Tracy Flyer" coupe' in the world's biggest wreck at Lang-horne!!!!............. See Johnny marry the rarest of all women, a woman who is willing to blow the mortgage money on a race car!!!!!!............ See Johnny race the "Tracy Special" champ car on the great dirt miles of America and, finally, at The Indianapolis Motor Speedway........ Also featuring the usual 3 Rs (racin', wreckin', ro-mancin')!!!
Before there was Paul Tracy, there was "Pop" Tracy, Johnny Tracy and the "Tracy Flyer"!!!!!
selected short subjects....be there or be square..... etc.etc.etc.......
Rare documentary film of the 1957 and 1958 Race of Two Worlds.... Indy roadsters at Monza Italy
Well,This one is so big that it needs no hype!.... This one is too big for Thursday night so we moved it to "date night"
so your wives and girlfriends can see it, too!........ This one is..... (insert drumroll here).............. MONZANAPOLIS!!!!!!!
*See BIG MEN in BIG CARS on the BIG TRACK!
*See Americans claim Euro track records for the first time since Leon Duray,
in his supercharged, straight 8, front drive Miller, hammered the euros in '29 at Montlhery!
* See the Firestone engineers tearing their hair out , wondering why anyone would pave a track with concrete.
* See Pat O'Conner stress the Firestone rubber to its outer limits during tire tests!
* See the greatest display of American firepower in Italy since WW2!
* See chief mechanics scrambling to find their Winchester "set up" sheets!
* See Italian women faint and Italian men run for cover as the big OFFY engines back-fire and roar to life!
* See the "great white hope" of Italy, The "Eldorado Ice Cream" Maserati, in one of its rare appearances, literally,
get blown into the ditch by the American iron!
* See Italian women with children, at the track, looking for their American WW2 boy friends who might be
working for race teams!
Don't wait for this one to come out on video........ see it "first run" at the Speedway Motel Lounge!!!
Before there was Daytona......... There was MONZA!!!!!!
Come on!...... What do you have to do, on Friday night, that is more important than this!
be there or be square...... selected short subject.... etc.etc.etc.
THE GREEN HELMET
D-types, Listers, Masers, Birdcages....... Sebring and the Mille Miglia ......wisenheimer mechanics and sibling rivalry......race tire failures and 50s euro Herbert Johnson Helmets........ wreckin’, racin’, and romancin’.......... beauty, mate!
Since this film is presented in Black and White no one knows for sure who was wearing ....... “The Green Helmet”
This flick, about early 60s SoCal club roadracing, features no name actors and some of the most incredible overacting in movie history. Also featured is an early 60s Devin bodied kit car (equipped with stock steel wheels) playing the part of an expensive Italian racing car and a real Ak Miller built PanAmerican RoadRace car. This film has all of the usual racin’, wreckin’ and romancin’ plus early 60s California Specials, racing at early 60s Laguna and Willow Springs.
See pshycotic leadfoot drivers.... hot girls.... hot sports cars.... racin' wreckin' and romancin'
mac miller in INDY
Edited by mac miller, 20 January 2013 - 20:17.