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    CAR SPINNING OF ACTION IN 200 MILE MODIFIED RACE ON SATURDAY.
    5 ft


    SPECTATOR CARS COMING INTO INFIELD OF NEW TRACK VIA SPECIALLY BUILT TUNNELS TO SPEED ACCESS AND DEGREES (CQ). ALSO SHOTS - CARS GOING INTO TUNNEL FROM MAIN HIGHWAY, AND ENTRANCE.
    24 ft


    MORE SHOT - CARS COMING OUT OF TUNNEL
    50 ft


    VENDORS, SALESMEN, AND GENERAL TRAFFIC PATTERNS SETTING ATMOSPHERE OF THE RACES. ELEVATION SCENES AROUND THE PARKING AREA.
    OUT


    GASSING UP CARS A PIT STATION.
    13 ft


    SHOOT DOWN ON HE GASOLINE PIT
    17 ft


    SEABREEZE HIGH SCHOOL BAND AND MAJORETTE PARADING BEFORE START OF RACE
    26 ft


    MAINLAND HIGH SCHOOL BAND AND MAJORETTE
    34 ft


    CU -- MAINLAND HIGH SCHOOL DRUM
    37 ft


    DAYTONA'S FAMOUS BLACK CAT DANCERS PERFORM FOR THE GATHERING AUDIENCE
    40 ft


    THIS CAR IS NOT ONE OF THE FAVOURITE'S IN TODAY'S CLASSIC
    47 ft


    LONG, PERSPECTIVE SHOTS -- CARS IN THE PITS
    53 ft


    OVER-ALL SHOT -- PIT ACTIVITY AND THE FILLING GRANDSTAND
    59 ft


    THE NAVY'S FAMOUS BLUE ANGELS PERFORM FOR THE CROWD
    72 ft


    OVER-ALL SHOTS -- PIT
    80 ft


    FAMOUS TENOR JAMES MELTON AND MISS SCOTTY MC_CORMICK OF DAYTONA BEACH, INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY QUEEN
    12 ft


    SPECIAL NOTE: YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER WAS ONE OF TWO PHOTOGRAPHERS PRIVILEGED TO MAKE A TOUR OF THE TRACK IN THE PACE CAR, LEADING THE RACERS AROUND THE OVAL!
    40 ft


    CARS GET THE GREEN FLAG FROM STARTED JOHNNY BURREL (CQ), AND THE RACE IS ON!
    55 ft


    CARS MOVE PAST THE GRANDSTAND -- PAN SHOT
    60 ft


    PAN (ZOOM SHOTS) AND CU'S -- CARS IN ACTION ON THE FIRST BANKED TURN, A 31-DEGREE SLANT.
    OUT


    SPECIAL AERIAL SHOTS -- ENTIRE RACE...ACTION ON TRACK, SWEEPING SHOTS OF THE GRANDSTANDS, CARS AND CROWDS IN INFIELD
    75 ft


    SCOREBOARD AND NEW ELECTRIC TALLY BOARD KEPT PATRONS WELL INFORMED OF THE ENTIRE PROCEEDINGS
    81 ft


    ACTION IN THE PITS, JACK SMITH (CQ) IN CAR NO. 47 (forty-seven) PULLS INTO THE PITS AFTER HOLDING LEAD AT 146 LAPS.
    OUT


    JACK SMITH'S SMOKING TIRE IS REPLACED IN THE PITS
    10 ft


    PACE BEGINS TO TELL AS ANOTHER CAR SMOKES OUT OF ACTION
    12 ft


    LEE PETTY (CQ) AND JOHNNY BEAUCHAMP (CQ) IN THE SPECTACULAR PHOTO FINISH -- THE CLOSEST FINISH IN RACING HISTORY!
    14 ft


    SCENES -- IN WINNER'S CIRCLE, SHOWING JOHNNY BEAUCHAMP GETTING THE TROPHY, GETTING HIS WINNER'S KISS FROM THE SPEEDWAY QUEEN, SCOTTY MC-CORMICK, AND BEING CONGRATULATED BY BIG BILL FRANCE (CQ), THE FATHER OF HIS FABULOUS NEW SPEEDWAY.
    OUT



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    SPORT: CAR RACING
    EDITOR'S NOTE: THIS NEW DAYTONA SPEEDWAY, CLAIMING TO BE THE SAFEST AND FASTEST IN THE WORLD, PROVED IT' CLAIM. JOHNNY BEAUCHAMP (CQ) OF HARLAN, IOWA (CQ), NOSEDOUT LEE PETTY (CQ), RANDLEMAN, N.C. (CQ) IN A PHOTO FINISH WITH A WINNING SPEED OF 135.75 (CQ) M.F.H. FOR THE 500 MILES. THIS IS THE FASTEST TIME EVER MADE IN A 500 MILE RACE.
    THE SAFETY OF THE MAGNIFICENT NEW TRACK WAS PROVED IN THAT NOT A SINGLE FENDER WAS BUMPED NOR A CAR WRECKED IN THE GRUELLING AND SPEEDY PACE SET BY THE 60 STARTING VEHICLES. BEAUCHAMP'S WIN OVER WAS BY LESS THAN ONE SECOND, MAKING AUTOMOBILE RACING HISTORY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4DVX8QM9852H8H1C8RLVU2V97
    Media URN:
    VLVA4DVX8QM9852H8H1C8RLVU2V97
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/02/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:36:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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