Hot Rod Wish List

Here's my wish list of movies that I want to own one day.


  1. BilletProof (2007)
  2. Extreme Nostalgia - Vintage Drag Racing (2003)
  3. Front Engined Fueler
  4. Gasser Magazine 2005
  5. Gasser Magazine 2006
  6. Grand National Roadster Show 2005
  7. Grand National Roadster Show 2006
  8. Killbillet 17th Hour
  9. Mooneyes Christmas Party 2006
  10. Mooneyes Christmas Party 2007
  11. Raw Drags
  12. Sturgis Uncensored
  13. Vintage Torque 1
  14. Vintage Torque 2 (2008)
  15. Viva Las Vegas 2006
  16. Viva Las Vegas 2007
  17. Viva Las Vegas 2008
  18. West Coast Custom Cruisin Nationals (2008)
  19. Wild Shots


  1. Against All Odds (1984)
  2. Born to Be Wild
  3. Cannonball (1976)
  4. Cannonball Run (1981)
  5. Corky (1972)
  6. Days of Thunder (1990)
  7. Devil on Wheels (1947)
  8. Dragstrip Riot (1958)
  9. Dragstrip Girl (1957)
  10. Duel (1971)
  11. Eat My Dust! (1976)
  12. Fast Lane Fever (1984)
  13. Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow (1959)
  14. Grand Theft Auto (1977)
  15. Greased Lightning (1977)
  16. Hell on Wheels (1967)
  17. Hometown USA (1979)
  18. Hot Rod Rumble (1957)
  19. Hot Rods To Hell (1967)
  20. Johnny Dark (1954)
  21. King of the Mountain (1981)
  22. Macon County (1974)
  23. Midnite Spares
  24. Moonrunners (1975)
  25. More American Grafitti (1979)
  26. No Mans Land (1987)
  27. On Any Sunday (1971)
  28. Outrage (1973)
  29. Pit Stop (1969)
  30. Rebel without a Cause (1955)
  31. Red Line 7000
  32. Return to Macon County Line
  33. Roadracers
  34. Stroker Ace (1983)
  35. Super Speedway
  36. T-Bird Gang (1959)
  37. The Car (1977)
  38. The Choppers (1961)
  39. The Driver (1978)
  40. The French Connection (1971)
  41. The Gumball Rally (1976)
  42. The Last American Hero (1973)
  43. The Lively Set (1964)
  44. The Wanderers (1979)
  45. The Wild Ride (1960)
  46. Thunder Road (1958)
  47. To Live And Die In L.A. (1985)
  48. Viva Las Vegas (1964)
  49. White Lightning (1973)
  50. Wild One (1954)
  51. Winning (1969)

TV Shows

  1. American Chopper The Series - First Season (2000)
  2. American Chopper The Series - Second Season
  3. American Chopper The Series - Third Season (2003)
  4. American Classics: Old School - Classic Chevrolets (2004)
  5. American Classics: Old School - Classic Travel Trailers (2004)
  6. American Classics, Vol. 2: West Coast Kustoms Car Show (2003)
  7. American Classics, Vol. 3: Junkyard to Finish Line (2003)
  8. Classic American: Automotive Museums - Classic Dreams (2004)
  9. Classic American Automotive Museums: Dragsters to Duesenbergs
  10. Monster Garage - Season One
  11. Monster Garage - Season Two
  12. Monster Garage - Season Three


  1. 43 The Petty Story (1974)
  2. American Hot Rod
  3. American Hot Rod Season 3 (2004)
  4. Barris Kustoms of the 50's
  5. Classic Auto Racing (1950 to 1972)
  6. Deuce
  7. Flatfire: Destination the worlds fastest flathead
  8. George Barris Cruisin back to the 50's
  9. George Barris's Star Cars of the 50's and 60's
  10. Hot Rod Pinups
  11. Hot Rod Surf Pinstriping Techniques
  12. Kings of Kustom
  13. Lions - The Greatest Drag Strip : Part One
  14. Lions - The Greatest Drag Strip : Part Two
  15. Lions - The Greatest Drag Strip : Part Three
  16. Mad Fabricators 5
  17. Ohio George Montgomery
  18. So-Cal Speed Shop
  19. Tailfins and Two Tone
  20. The History of Hot Rods - The Definative Story
  21. The Road to Bonneville
  22. True Hot Rodding
  23. Worlds Greatest Custom Show

BilletProof (2007)

Xtreme Nostalgia - Vintage Drag Racing (2003)

The "Good Guys Vintage Drag Racing Association" presents an amazing look at the world of drag racing with the most extreme machines, filled with stunning footage of explosions, crashes and hard launches. These aren#t your "Honda Rice Burners;" they#re top fuel Funny Cars, Gassers and Wheelstanders with more horse power than all the cars of The Fast and the Furious combined. Mixed with unrestricted in-your-face-audio, this is guaranteed to get your heart pounding as these nitro-injected drags go from zero to 250 MPH in 7 seconds! Vintage racing can be seen every week on national television on networks such as Speed Vision and Fox Sports! Drag racing is a national pastime with huge followings! The Jackson Brothers have been producing and shooting drag racing ince the #60s and have the most extensive library of footage known in the industry!
(1 DVD)


Front Engined Fueler

Gasser Magazine Reunion 2005

GASSER Magazine™ Reunion in Thompson, Ohio, watching the club’s 2005 DVD will give you a glimpse of what you missed.  If you were there, this DVD Collector’s Edition will let you relive the weekend again and again.  Slip the disc into your DVD player or computer, pour yourself your favorite brew, crank up the volume and kick back and enjoy over an hour of parking lot pits to drag strip action.

Gasser Magazine Reunion 2006

An absolute must for Gasser fans and Nostalgia Drag Racing fans alike.  This DVD takes you trackside to the 2006 Gasser Reunion™ sponsored by 'Gasser Magazine™' and the Mid-America Willys Club at Thompson Raceway Park, Ohio, USA.

Gasser Magazine Reunion 2007

If you haven’t yet been to a GASSER Magazine™ Reunion in Thompson, Ohio, watching the club’s 2007 DVD will give you a glimpse of what you missed.  If you were there, this DVD Collector’s Edition will let you relive the weekend again and again.  Slip the disc into your DVD player or computer, pour yourself your favorite brew, crank up the volume and kick back and enjoy over an hour of parking lot pits to drag strip action.

Gasser Magazine Reunion 2008

If you haven’t yet been to a GASSER Magazine™ Reunion in Thompson, Ohio, watching the club’s 2008 DVD will give you a glimpse of what you missed.  If you were there, this DVD Collector’s Edition will let you relive the weekend again and again.  Slip the disc into your DVD player or computer, pour yourself your favorite brew, crank up the volume and kick back and enjoy over an hour of parking lot pits to drag strip action.

Grand National Roadster Show 2006

The Grand Daddy of Them All - The Grand National Roadster Show, now in its 57th year, is the longest running car show in America. Since 1950 this prestigious show has featured the coveted award of "America's Most Beautiful Roadster", and for the second year, "America's Most Beautiful Motorcycle."
For three incredible days, January 20-22, 2006, the Pomona Fairplex in Southern California is transformed into the greatest haven for vehicles known to mankind. You'll be amazed by the artistry and craftsmanship of more than 300 dream machines on display in six buildings that run from mild-to-wild, customs, classics, to the outlandish one-of-a-kind creations, you name it, they're all here. Every year the show producers scour the country to bring you only the best, and this year is no sit back and enjoy the sights, sounds and excitement of this unforgetable show.
As a BONUS - this 2 hour COLLECTOR'S EDITION is filled with Special Features, such as, exclusive coverage on every show vehicle, interviews with owners and builders, insights on building "America's Most Beautiful Roadster" by its designer and builder Chip Foose, and a warm welcome by John Buck, the GNRS Owner and Producer.
This COLLECTOR'S EDITION is a must have.

Grand National Roadster Show 2005

THE "GRAND DADDY" OF ALL CAR SHOWS. The event of the year, the Grand National Roadster Show, where the crowning of the most prestigious honor in rodding is given, "America's Most Beautiful Roadster" ... and for the first time in show history, "America's Most Beautiful Motorcycle is honored. Exclusive footage of every show participant. On January 23, 2005, in Pomona, California, "America's Most Beautiful Roadster" honor was awarded to Paul and Erik Hansen of Pleasanton, California who owns "Seduced", a beautiful 1932 Ford and the honor of "America's Most Beautiful Motorcycle went to Steve Daheb of Hillsborough, California who owns the incredible motorcycle, "Wicked Way". In this star studded film, you'll be treated to nearly 400 of the finest cars, trucks and motorcycles ever assembled in one location. From the discerning car and motorcycle fanatic, to the casual observer, you'll be spellbound for nearly an hour, so sit back and enjoy as we take you on a journey filled with mild-to-wild customs, low-riders, classics, racers, choppers, to one-of-a-kind designs, many of which have never been seen until now. Artistic paint to exotic motors will dazzle and delight your senses.
Run Time: 50.0 minutes

Killbillet 17th Hour

Prepare yourself for rusty, low budget, traditional, old school hot rods with loud pipes and white wall frying burn-offs.

Join the KillBillet crew in an attempt to build a 1931 Model A coupe from scratch in the parking lot of the world's largest rat rod show, Viva Las Vegas.


Mooneyes Christmas Party 2006 Show & Drag

If you missed the infamous '06 Mooneyes Party at Irwindale Speedway or even if you were there re-live it on your TV in full color and sound. Hours of video editing were painstakingly done to provide you the ultimate experience in what has become one of the world's most unique Custom Culture Hot Rod Events ever! In this video you will see some of the best and most influential hot rods and customs on the West Coast. Custom culture artists & vendors, pinstripers, drag racing, live rock n roll bands and pin up contest are all included in this exciting video. Bonus Track includes footage from 2004 MOONEYES X'mas Party.


Mooneyes Christmas Party 2007 Show & Drag

If you missed the event, you missed out on the hottest event in Southern California and the best way to end the year!
You'll be happy to know this DVD captures the memories for you.

If you were there, then you know how much was happening back-to-back making it one heck of a day of full-on fun!
You'll be happy to know this DVD captures the memeories for you and perhaps some things you missed!

Mooneyes X-MAS Party '07 Show & DRAG was held on Saturday December 8, 2007 at Irwindale Speedway -Southern California.
The DVD presents the entire one-day event which includes:
* Hot Rods & Customs
* Drag Racing -Nostalgic style!
* Live Music
* Art and Pinstriping
* Pin-up Girl Contest
* Show-n-Go


Raw Drags

Sturgis Uncensored (2003)

March 16, 2004
The Wild Side of the Big Ride! Every year hundreds of thousands of bikers converge on the sleepy Midwest town of Sturgis, South Dakota to participate in one week of pure hedonistic freedom known only as Sturgis Bike Week. It's not just the biggest bike rally in the U.S., it's a state of mind and a celebration of personal freedom and individual expression.
(1 DVD)

Vintage Torque 1

The uninformed call them rat rods. The people that live the lifestyle call it traditional.

This DVD covers rides from the low buck to the high end kustom. No billet and no trailer queens. The rides you see on this video are driven.

DISC ONE - 150 minutes
Polar Cruise 2008
Gene Winfield Interview
Yokohama Hot Rod Show 2007
Blackie Gejeian Interview
Rick Dore Interview/Car Coverage
The Ghetto Tokyo Art Gallery
San Francisco Rod & Custom 2008
Mooneyes Japan Tour
Alex Gambino Interview/Car Coverage
Monster Bob & The Big Blue Car
Steve Caballero Interview/Car Coverage
San Francisco Rod & Custom 2008 Part 2

BONUS DISC - 50 Minutes
Classic Car Show Event Coverage

Music by Shibboleth, The Fabulous Plank-Tones, The Sidemen, Long Boards, Thee Merry Widows, The Irish Brothers, The Rumblejetts, Federation of Horsepower, Daikaiju, The Reventios, The Massacres

Vintage Torque 2 (2008)

Covers events from 2008 like:
Lonestar Round Up
Billetproof FL
Shifters Car Show at Viva Las Vegas
Ski Shores Cruise in Austin

Other coverage includes;
A look into the Gasoline Gallery in El Segundo CA
The Art of Doug Dorr (who did our DVD cover this time!)
Voodoo Larry & the Voodoo Idol (the Gene Winfield tribute car)
Gene Winfield interview - he tells us about the cars that were featured in Detroit
The Finkosel (Rat Fink Carousel)
The Jeff Myers Cadillac
Dice Man From Japan and his '47 Ford Custom
Slideshows from Santa Maria and Viva Las Vegas
Bonus coverage from Tulsa and Boston

Over 3.5 hours of Traditional Rods and Customs on 2 DVDs

Viva Las Vegas 2006

OFFICIAL VLV 9 DVD with hot rods, rat rods, car clubs, burlesque competition, pasta wrestling, rockabilly bands and hot women.  AND 2005 California Hot Rod Reunion DVD with bonus racing footage.
VLV DVD features car clubs, rockabilly bands like Deke Dickerson's Six String Circus and more.  All the action and sounds of the wildest rockabilly hot rod weekend event in the world. Rat Rods, Nostalgia Hot Rods, Tattoos, Bettys, Marilyns and Wild Women.  Slip either of the DVDs into your DVD player or computer, pour yourself your favorite brew, crank up the volume and kick back and enjoy the action.  All the action and sounds of the wildest rockabilly hot rod weekend event in the world.
If you don't like this 2-disk DVD set, then you don't like hot rods, hot music loud cars and loud women. .
By Ernest McIntyre Productions

Viva Las Vegas 2007

OFFICIAL Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend 2007 DVD with hot rods, rat rods, car clubs, burlesque competition, pasta wrestling and rockabilly bands.  It features all the action and sounds of the wildest rockabilly hot rod weekend event in the world.  Rat Rods, Nostalgia Hot Rods, Tattoos, Bettys, Marilyns and more.  Slip the DVD into your DVD player or computer, pour yourself your favorite brew, crank up the volume and kick back and enjoy the action.
From Ernest McIntyre Productions

Viva Las Vegas 2008

OFFICIAL Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend 2008 DVD with hot rods, rat rods, car clubs, burlesque competition, pasta wrestling and rockabilly bands.  It features all the action and sounds of the wildest rockabilly hot rod weekend event in the world.  Rat Rods, Nostalgia Hot Rods, Tattoos, Bettys, Marilyns and more.  Slip the DVD into your DVD player or computer, pour yourself your favorite brew, crank up the volume and kick back and enjoy the action.
From Ernest McIntyre Productions

West Coast Kustoms Cruisin Nationals (2008)

May 23, 24, 25, 2008
All captured on DVD
New Location: Santa Maria, California


Wild Shots


Against All Odds (1984)

She was a beautiful fugitive. Fleeing from corruption. From power. He was a professional athlete past his prime. Hired to find her, he grew to love her. Love turned to obsession. Obsession turned to murder. And now the price of freedom might be nothing less than their lives.

Actors: Rachel Ward ... Jessie Wyler, Jeff Bridges ... Terry Brogan, James Woods ... Jake Wise, Alex Karras ... Hank Sully, Jane Greer ... Mrs. Grace Wyler, Richard Widmark ... Ben Caxton, Dorian Harewood ... Tommy, Swoosie Kurtz ... Edie, Saul Rubinek ... Steve, Kirsch Pat Corley ... Ed Phillips, Bill McKinney ... Head Coach Stassen, Allen Williams ... Bob Soames, Sam Scarber ... Assistant Coach Sam, Jon St. Elwood ... Ahmad Cooper, Tamara Stafford ... Kirsch's Girlfriend
Director: Taylor Hackford
Writers: Daniel Mainwaring (1947 screenplays) Eric Hughes (writer)
Rating: M
Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
Runtime: 128 min

Born to Be Wild (1961)

Love cars? You'll love these movies! The Wild Ride - This cult classic stars Jack Nicholson as a rebellious punk of the beat generation, who spends his days as a amateur dirt track driver in between partying and troublemaking. He eventually kidnaps his buddy's girlfriend, kills a few police officers and finally sees his own life end in tragedy. Hot Rod Girl - A small town community is turned upside down by illegal drag racing and out-of-control youngsters in this 1956 classic. A concerned police officer played by Chuck Connors (The Rifleman) organizes supervised racing in an effort to bring peace and safety to the town. Features great rods from the golden age of street rodding.

T-Bird Gang - A high school student, working with local law enforcement, goes undercover to infiltrate the teen-based T-Bird Gang, but things get hairy! Fast cars and troublemaking teens star in this 1959 classic!

The Choppers - Arch Hall Jr. writes and stars in this 1961 classic about a young hot-rodder who becomes involved with a gang of car thieves and a crooked salvage yard owner. When the cops turn up the heat at the chop shop things take a deadly turn. The cars are the stars!

Actors: Arch Hall Jr., Marianne Gaba, Robert Paget, Tom Brown, Burr Middleton
Directors: Leigh Jason, Leslie H. Martinson, Richard Harbinger
Format: Black & White, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 2
Rating: PG-13
Studio: Bci / Eclipse
DVD Release Date: October 16, 2001
Run Time: 280 minutes

Cannonball (1976)

The Car Crash Cult Classic From The Director Of EATING RAOUL And DEATH RACE 2000!
Buckle your seatbelt for The Trans-America Grand Prix, the infamous cross-country road race from Los Angeles to New York City. David Carradine of KILL BILL stars as Coy Cannonball Buckman, an ex-con and fallen stock car champ who puts pedal to the metal for one last shot at glory. But competition on the open road is a killer and Cannonball is the target! Veronica Hamel (HILL STREET BLUES), Bill McKinney (DELIVERANCE), Gerrit Graham (PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE), Mary Woronov (ROCK N ROLL HIGH SCHOOL), Robert Carradine (REVENGE OF THE NERDS) and Dick Miller (GREMLINS) co-star in this high-speed demolition derby directed by Paul Bartel, co-written by Don Simpson (controversial producer of BAD BOYS and THE ROCK) and featuring wild cameo appearances by Bartel, Simpson, Sylvester Stallone, Martin Scorsese, Roger Corman, Joe Dante, Judy Canova and more.
"This Movie Rules! More Cars Crashing Than Just About Any Movie In History!" Harry Knowles, Aint It Cool News
"A Definitive Drive-In Car Chase Flick With Babes, Crashes And Truly Amazing Cameos!" The Austin Chronicle
Kicks and Crashes: Interviews with Stars David Carradine & Mary Woronov and the Legendary Roger Corman
Theatrical Trailer
TV Spots Poster & Still Gallery

Actors: David Carradine, Bill McKinney, Veronica Hamel, Gerrit Graham, Robert Carradine
Directors: Paul Bartel
Writers: Paul Bartel, Don Simpson
Producers: Gustave M. Berne, Run Run Shaw, Samuel W. Gelfman
Format: Color, Dolby, DVD-Video, Original recording remastered, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Number of discs: 1
Rating: PG
Studio: Blue Underground
Run Time: 93 minutes

Cannonball Run (1981)

A wide variety of characters participate in an illegal cross-country road race. It's a hilarious comedic chase as the eccentric participants are willing to do anything to win.
Review - Like The Gumball Rally (1976) before it, former stuntman Hal Needham's The Cannonball Run was inspired by the same real-life cross-country road race. If The Gumball Rally was the critical favorite, The Cannonball Run was the box-office favorite (spawning the almost-as-successful sequel, Cannonball Run II, a few years later). Aside from top-billed stars Burt Reynolds and Dom DeLuise (stars of Needham's Smokey and the Bandit series) plus Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. (as horny priests), the movie features many of the same actors (Bert Convy, Jamie Farr) that could be found on a typical '80s episode of The Love Boat (along with the same caliber of writing). But as the tagline notes, "You'll never guess who wins"--and it's true. As in most road-race movies, it's the journey that counts, not the destination. This particular journey includes cool cars (like Adrienne Barbeau's black Lamborghini), crazed bikers (led by Peter "Easy Rider" Fonda), hot martial arts action (from Jackie Chan as a Japanese racecar driver), a conspicuously braless Farrah Fawcett (recipient of a Golden Raspberry nomination for her performance), and possibly the most egregious use of product placement featured in a movie up until that time (one vehicle has "GMC Trucks" noted prominently along the top of the windshield, another has "Hawaiian Tropic" painted on the hood). As with many of the films Jackie Chan has made for Golden Harvest, the Hong Kong-based production company behind The Cannonball Run, wacky outtakes are included during the closing credits. --Kathleen C. Fennessy

Actors: Adrienne Barbeau, Terry Bradshaw, Jackie Chan, Bert Convy, Sammy Davis Jr.
Format: Anamorphic, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Region: Region 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Hbo Home Video
DVD Release Date: June 5, 2001
Run Time: 95 minutes

Corky (1972)

A country boy wants to make it big as a stockcar racer. Corky's comin': Smell the rubber burn. Hear the women scream.
Review - The story opens with Blake's character Corky Curtiss, out for a drive in the country with wife, kids and his best friend, Billy (Christoper Connelly) in his cherry '69 Cuda. Then there is a street race with a '69 Camaro and Corky wins. The story of Corky is basically an auto mechanic/sometimes dirt track racer from a small Texas town who yearns for the big time as a stock car racer. After a run-in with his boss during a dirt track race, Corky, who is dissatisfied with the meager existence of family and job life, walks out on his family with hopes and dreams of being a famous stock car racer. After picking up Billy (Christopher Connelly) the adventure starts when a drunken Corky gets punched in a honky-tonk bar for harrassing a young woman named Rhonda (Pamela Payton-Wright).The two men travel across the South as drifters, heading for Atlanta. When Corky's attitude costs him his friendship with Billy, he moves on with his quest alone. Corky enters into a stock car race, and when he is near the finish line, he waves to the crowds and confident he's first place champ. Then his race car spins out, and loses the race. After demanding a trophy anyways, he is forced to hock it for needed money. Eventually he heads home when his luck runs out. When Corky finds out his wife got a job and was hired by his ex-boss, he accuses her of having an affair with the boss. He gets a gun, shoots and kills the boss, and is chased by the police. He drives into a demolition derby, and smashes all the cars up before his car flips, explodes and that is the end of Corky, and the movie. Cameo appearances by NASCAR legends help, such as Richard Petty, Bobby Allison, and others.Robert Blake gives a superb performance, in his own way, in his own Blake style. His character is that of a born loser, but at the same time likeable. Corky's wife, Peggy Jo (Charlotte Rampling) gives an alright performance, even if Ms. Rampling is British. Roddy McDowell has a small part in the movie too.

Actors: Robert Blake ... Corky Curtiss, Charlotte Rampling ... Corky's Wife, Patrick O'Neal ... Randy, Christopher Connelly ... Billy, Pamela Payton-Wright ... Rhonda, Ben Johnson ... Boland, Laurence Luckinbill ... Wayne, Paul Stevens ... Tobin Hayes, Bobby Allison ... Himself Donnie Allison ... HimselfGlen Wood ... Himself Cale Yarborough ... Himself
Director: Leonard Horn
Writer: Eugene Price
Genre: Drama
Rating: PG
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
Runtime: 88 min

Days of Thunder (1990)

Cole Trickle enters the high-pressure world of Nascar racing. He's a hot driver with a hot temper, and this attitude gets him into trouble not only with other drivers, but members of his own team as well.
Review - With Days of Thunder, director Tony Scott tried to do for the Indy 500 what he did for the U.S. Air Force with Top Gun. But without Top Gun's go-go soundtrack and visual feats, Scott merely ends up with a Tom Cruise vehicle that's out of gas. Cruise plays (what else?) a cocky, upstart stock-car racer who faces down ruthless racing opponents. Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall, Cary Elwes, and Randy Quaid do the laps around this movie's tiresome track with Cruise, while director Scott attempts to propel the action along with his trademark visceral, gritty but glamorous visual style. Days of Thunder is notable, however, as a turning point in Cruise's then one-dimensional career. After this film--having tired even his most devoted fans by playing a bartender, an air force pilot, and a stock-car driver--Cruise was forced to take on real character parts. --Ethan Brown

Actors: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall, Randy Quaid, Cary Elwes
Directors: Tony Scott
Writers: Tom Cruise, Robert Towne
Producers: Don Simpson, Gerald R. Molen, Jerry Bruckheimer
Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, Letterboxed, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Subtitles: English
Region: Region 1
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Paramount
DVD Release Date: May 25, 1999
Run Time: 107 minutes

The Devil on Wheels (1947)

John Clark (Damian O'Flynn) is a successful real estate broker with a wife (Lenita Lane) and three children, 24-year old ex-Navy flier Jeff (James Cardwell), 16-year old Micky (Darryl Hickman), and little Judy. After lecturing Micky about racing cars, John picks up his own big, new car and takes the family out to the lake, speeding and weaving his way along until there is a minor accident involving Judge Roger Tanner (William Forrest) and his daughter Sue (Noreen Nash). Once unrepentant John gets a suspended sentence, Jack recruits Micky to help Jack start to woo Sue at the country club swimming pool. Then Micky has his own hot rod ready to go and the trouble starts. When Micky, his best friend Todd (Robert Arthur), and their girl friends, Peggy (Sue England) and Rusty (Terry Moore), respectively, go off to drag race, the authorities shut the race down and warn the parents. Later, when the teen foursome are on the beach late at night, they hear on the radio that an unidenfified hot rodder was killed in a plunge off a cliff. Thinking they may know the person, they sneak into the county morgue, where they learn the truth. There is a chase, an accident, consequences, and some resolutions. There is actually quite a lot of story and character evolution packed into this film, all rather well told and acted. The explicit thrust of the film is that parents must supervise and be responsible for the behavior of their children. Setting a good example is key. No one is sent to therapy or counseling; acting up is inevitable if there is no supervision. Although the bulk of the time is spent with Micky and friends, the father's belated acceptance of his share of blame is the climax. This is a black and white film made in 1947. Things are swell and keen. Most girls have standards. The drag race and driving scenes have a few special effects. The youthful leads and their significant others all have bathing suit scenes, but there is no sex or bad language. The picture quality and sound are all right but show some wear.

Actors: Ann Burr, James B. Cardwell, Sue England, Janice Ford, William Forrest
Directors: Crane Wilbur
Format: Black & White, DVD-Video, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Alpha Video
DVD Release Date: January 31, 2006
Run Time: 67 minutes

Dragstrip Riot (1958)

U.S. film. Hard to find film. Motorcycle gangs, hot rodders, tragic death, sex and redemption. A teenager promises his mom that he won't get into any more fightsespecially like the one that put him in jail a few months back. But when a bunch of motorcycle punks begin harassing his drag-racing pals all hell breaks loose! During the brawl one of the cyclists is killed, the teen gets the blame and then tries to prove his innocence. Cool Malibu beach party scene! Also terrific scenes in a teenage juke joint with rock n roll dancing, black leather-jacketed hot rodders and an all-out cat fight! (All the guys stand around smiling!) And, of course, cool dragstrip and hot rod footage! Great rock and roll song, Teenage Riot.
Review - After a run-in with a tough motorcycle gang, where Gary Clarke is blamed when one of the bikers is sent out of control over a cliff, he and his girl are threatened and pursued. On to the beach riot, where the real culprit is unmasked and retaliates with his spear gun.

Actors: Yvonne Fedderson ... Janet Pearson (as Yvonne Lime), Gary Clarke ... Rick Martin, Fay Wray ... Mrs. Martin, Bob Turnbull ... Bart Thorsen, Connie Stevens ... Marge, Gabe Delutri ... Silva (as Gabe DeLutri), Marcus Dyrector ... Cliff, Ted Wedderspoon ... Gramps, Barry Truex ... Gordie, Marilyn Carroll ... Rae, Marlo Ryan ... Helen (as Marla Ryan), Tony Butala ... Joe (as Tony Butula), Carolyn Mitchell ... Betty, Steve Ihnat ... Dutch, Marc Thompson ... Gary
Director: David Bradley
Writers: George Hodgins (screenplay) George Hodgins (story)
Language: English
Color: Black and White
Sound Mix: Mono Filming
Locations: Santa Barbara, California, USA
Company: Transworld Productions
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 68 min

Dragstrip Girl (1957)

Originally double-billed with Rock All Night, Dragstrip Girl is a typical J.D. potboiler from American-International. The title character, played by Fay Spain, is insatiable in her search for new thrills. Fay derives great pleasure in playing her two boyfriends, garage mechanic Steve Terrell and wealthy, arrogant drag-racer John Ashley, against each other. The story comes to a lively conclusion during a winner-take-all race, but not before the viewer is treated to a rip-off of the "Chickie Run" in Rebel Without a Cause. The 1994 entry in Showtime Cable's "Rebel Highway" series titled Dragstrip Girl bears little relationship to the original.

Actors: Don Shelton, Dorothy Bruce, Fay Spain, Frank Gorshin, Grazia Narciso
Directors: Edward L. Cahn
Format: Import, PAL
Region: All Regions
Number of discs: 1
Studio: DV1
Run Time: 70 minutes

Dragstrip Girl (1994)

DRAGSTRIP GIRL is a fast and furious story of a bad boy who'd like to be good ... and the good girl who just wants to be bad! A working-class hoodlum caught up with a ring of car thieves, Johnny (Mark Dacascos -- NO CODE OF CONDUCT) is floored when he meets Laura (Natasha Gregson Wagner -- TV's PASADENA, HIGH FIDELITY, URBAN LEGEND), a beautiful rich girl riding in a hot set of wheels! But nothing can prepare these teenaged lovebirds for the head-on collision of cultures that results when passion fuels their high-octane relationship! Also featuring Raymond Cruz (TRAINING DAY, CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER), Traci Lords (BLADE, BLACK MASK 2), and a sizzling soundtrack with music from Grammy Award-winners Los Lobos -- indulge your rebellious side with this movie treat!

Actors: Mark Dacascos, Natasha Gregson Wagner, Mara Celedonio, Christopher Crabb, Raymond Cruz
Directors: Mary Lambert
Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Rating: R
Studio: Dimension
DVD Release Date: January 22, 2002
Run Time: 83 minutes

Duel (1971)

The unseen driver of a tailgating semi tries to run a traveling salesman off the road.
Review - This is the TV movie that put Steven Spielberg on the map, shortly before he made The Sugarland Express. Working from a script by Richard Matheson, the film stars Dennis Weaver as a mild-mannered traveling salesman who unintentionally angers the driver of a semi truck. Suddenly, the truck is not only riding his tail but trying to run him off the road. No matter what he does (pulling over, stopping at a diner, calling the cops), he can't get rid of it. Spielberg makes the wise decision of never showing the driver, even as he cranks the voltage on the film's suspense elements. As a result, the truck itself takes on an air of satanic menace--even a personality of sorts--as it seems to hunt its human prey. Spielberg made a lot out of a little, suggesting just how skilled a storyteller he would become. --Marshall Fine

Actors: Dennis Weaver, Eddie Firestone, Gene Dynarski, Tim Herbert, Charles Seel
Directors: Steven Spielberg
Writers: Richard Matheson
Producers: George Eckstein
Format: AC-3, Closed-captioned, Collector's Edition, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, DVD-Video, Full Screen, Subtitled, NTSC
Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (DTS 5.1)
Subtitles: Spanish, French
Region: Region 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Rating: PG Studio: Universal Studios
DVD Release Date: August 17, 2004
Run Time: 90 minutes

Eat My Dust! (1976)

Way back in 1976, actor-director Ron Howard made a bargain with shlockmeister producer-director Roger Corman. It went something like this: Corman agreed to produce Howard's feature directorial debut, the 1977 Grand Theft Auto, and Howard agreed to star in another of Corman's pieces of drive-in fodder, the quirky Eat My Dust! Written and directed by Charles B. Griffith (a favorite screenwriter of Corman's who penned the original Little Shop of Horrors, among many others), Eat My Dust! is as wacked-out as anything to come out of the American International Pictures factory, and it is still surprisingly fresh and funny. Howard plays Hoover Niebold, son of a small-town, no-nonsense sheriff (Warren J. Kemmerling) and a prime candidate for dreary obscurity with his nowhere job and dull love life. Hoover takes a risk and asks out a popular girl (Christopher Norris), but after she demands that he steal the car of a professional racer (Dave Madden), the young hero abandons his innocence for a wild ride. Griffith hammers on the chase action sequences, bolting a camera to the car's hood to instill maximum vertigo in viewers, and constantly finding new and witty ways to jazz up scenes of speeding autos terrorizing the roads. But the real hook is the film's distinctive mix of youthful energy and comic irony, the latter exploding in Griffith's gallery of rural half-wits and neurotic, middle-class stereotypes. A whole cloth Z vision of teen rebellion writ large, Eat My Dust! is a corker. --Tom Keogh

Actors: Ron Howard, Christopher Norris, Warren J. Kemmerling, Dave Madden, Robert Broyles
Directors: Charles B. Griffith
Format: Color, DVD-Video, Full Screen, NTSC
Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Region: Region 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Rating: PG Studio: New Concorde
DVD Release Date: February 23, 1999
Run Time: 90 minutes

Eat My Dust! (Supercharged Edition) (1976)

Put the pedal to the metal and burn rubber with the clutch-popping excitement of this digitally mastered supercharged version of Eat My Dust, starring Ron Howard. Young Hoover (Howard) is dying to impress Darlene. Shes into going fast, hes into Darlene, but when they both get into a red-hot race car, the reckless fun accelerates into a trunkful of hot pursuits. Theyre off on the open road for a tire-squealing, fender-bending adventure to who knows where and all Smokey can do is eat their dust!

Actors: Paul Bartel, Corbin Bernsen, Don Brodie, Robert Broyles, Brad David
Format: Color, Dolby, DVD-Video, Special Edition, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Rating: PG Studio: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: September 25, 2007
Run Time: 89 minutes


Fast Lane Fever (1984) aka Running on Empty

Young factory worker takes his life into his own hands when he tries to woo the girlfriend of a champion drag racer. In the film's climactic race, it's winner-takes-all.

Starring: Terry Serio, Deborah Conway (II), Max Cullen, Richard Moir (II), Penne Hackforth-Jones
Directed by: John Clark
Produced by: David Roe, Pom Oliver (II), Mark Egerton
Genres: Action/Adventure
Running Time: 1 hr. 26 min. MPAA
Rating: R
Distributors: Cannon Releasing

Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow (1959)

The first half of the movie is a teen comedy about drag racing. The twist is that the only ones who race in the movie are two chicks! You know that the movie is set in squaresville when the rival drag-racing gang wears suits and ties. The second half of the movie is a real gas, daddio. The gang can't raise the bread to keep their old clubhouse, so they're given an old, haunted house to fix up. These rock and roll ghostbusters drive the ghost out of the house with their swinging costume party. And the lingo the teenagers use in the movie is a blast, man!

Actors: Jody Fair ... Lois Cavendish Russ Bender ... Tom Hendry Henry McCann ... Dave Martin Braddock ... Stan Elaine DuPont ... Rhoda Leon Tyler ... Bonzo the Clown Jack Ging ... Tony Nancy Anderson ... Nita (Annita) Dorothy Neumann ... Anatasia Abernathy Sanita Pelkey ... Amelia Kirby Smith ... Wesley Cavendish Jeanne Tatum ... Alice Cavendish (as Jean Tatum) Beverly Scott ... Hazel Bill St. Johns ... Ed Tommy Ivo ... Himself
Director: William J. Hole Jr.
Writer: Lou Rusoff (writer)
Genre: Comedy | Horror
Color: Black and White
Sound Mix: Mono
Runtime: 65 min

Grand Theft Auto (1977)

Cross Romeo and Juliet with the Demolition Derby and you have Grand Theft Auto, Ron Howard's directorial debut. Can a young runaway couple get hitched in Vegas before two sets of parents, a jealous boyfriend, a private dick, and a mob of bounty hunters catch them?
Review - Ron Howard directs and stars in this Roger Corman-produced feature-length car chase, and Grand Theft Auto was made to appeal to the 12-year-old in all of us who likes to see stuff blow up. Poor boy Sam Freeman (Howard) and rich girl Paula Powers (Nancy Morgan) are in love, but Daddy disapproves. They steal the Powers family Rolls Royce for a Vegas elopement, Paula's ex-fianc puts a bounty on her head, and from then on you can just forget about the plot and watch a zillion cars crash into each other, not to mention a couple of helicopters and an ice-cream truck. In many ways this is a quintessential PG-rated '70s movie: plenty of wholesome fun involving the destruction of public and private property, and every now and then someone says the S word to liven things up. And yes, it is surprisingly satisfying to see a Rolls Royce Silver Cloud get smashed all to hell. The 25th-anniversary special-edition DVD includes interviews with Roger Corman and Ron Howard, audio commentary from Corman and Howard, and a reproduction of the original press pack. --Ali Davis

Actors: Paul Bartel, Lew Brown (II), Barry Cahill, Bill Conklin, Clint Howard
Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
Region: All Regions
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Rating: PG Studio: New Concorde
DVD Release Date: June 22, 1999
Run Time: 84 minutes

Greased Lightning (1977)

Pryor has a driving ambition in Greased Lightning, the decades-spanning true story of Wendell Scott, who cracked the all-white world of stock-car racing, built cars from junkyard parts, endured taunts, overcame setbacks and won NASCAR and Grand National crowns. "There's not a more likable movie currently on view," - Richard Schickel

Actors: Richard Pryor, Beverly Todd, Beau Bridges, Stacey Dash, Raphael Harris
Directors: Alan Metter, Michael Schultz
Writers: Andy Breckman, Kenneth Vose, Lawrence DuKore, Leon Capetanos, Melvin Van Peebles
Producers: Hannah Weinstein
Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Warner Home Video
DVD Release Date: August 22, 2006
Run Time: 90 minutes

Hell on Wheels (1967)

Remember those classic movies with a singing cowboy? Well, this isn't one of them. This is a laughable attempt to create the singing race car driver!
Marty (race car dirver and singer) wins race after race, and his little brother Steve (played by Robert Dornan, who was obviously so ashamed of this flick he went into politics), feels left out. To make matters worse, his girl is hot for Marty! So Steve decides to get his own car and beat Marty at the Big Race! To earn the dough for his new wheels, Steve takes up with moonshiners! Meanwhile, Marty's other brother Del works for the Feds, and is out to bust the boozers!

Actors: Marty Robbins, John Ashley, Gigi Perreau, Robert Dornan, Frank Gerstle
Directors: Will Zens
Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Rating: R Studio: Rhino Theatrical
DVD Release Date: November 7, 2000
Run Time: 96 minutes

Hometown USA (1979)

A low-grade imitation of American Graffiti/Animal House/Hollywood Knights, et. al. that was all the rage in the late 70s/early 80s. The adventures of a geek named Rodney C. Duckworth and his efforts to end his virginity. Directed by Max Baer, Jr. (Jethro Bodine from the Beverly Hillbillies, who was better off as a brain surgeon or double-knot spy). Quack on, brother Rodney, you RULE!

Actors: Gary Springer, Cindy Fisher, David Wilson, Brian Kerwin, Pat Delaney
Directors: Max Baer Jr.
Format: Anamorphic, Color, DVD-Video, Full Screen, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
Region: All Regions
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
DVD Release Date: February 8, 2000
Run Time: 92 minutes

Hot Rod Rumble (1957)

Arny (Richard Hartunian) joins a hot rod club, but his eccentric mannerisms (a Marlon Brando rip-off performance from "The Wild One" by look-alike Hartunian) make him unpopular. At a party, Terry (Leigh Snowden) rebukes him for his coarseness and centers her attantion on another boy. A fight between the two men is stopped by Jim Lawrence (Brett Halsey), but Ray Johnson (Wright King), pretending friendship with Arny, keeps the antagonism going and tries to win Terry for himself. Driving home, Hank and Terry are harassed by a hot rod which they think is driver by Arny. Swerving to avaid a collision, they are thrown from the car, and Hank is killed and Terry badly injured and unconscious. Ray, the actual driver of the hot rod, carries Terry to his car, but frightned by approaching vehicles, he returns her to the wreckage and flees. All, including Terry, blane Arny for the wreck, but there is no proof. Vindictive club members destroy Arny's car and beat him mercilessly. He rebuild his car for the big race. Terry goes to the race with Ray and, in his car she finds an earring she lost in the accident and realizes it was Ray who drove the fatal car. Arny wins the race, sour disposition and all, wins the race and Terry forces Ray to admit the truth about the wreck. Written by Les Adams

Actors: Leigh Snowden ... Terri Warren Richard Hartunian ... Arnie Crawford Wright King ... Ray Johnson - Arnie's sidekick Joey Forman ... Benny, club president Brett Halsey ... Jim Lawrence Larry Dolgin ... Hank Adams John Brinkley ... Bill Chuck Webster ... Race official Dorothy Adams ... Ma Crawford Than Wyenn ... Arnie's Boss Ned Glass ... Auto Parts Dealer Phil Adams ... Club member Joseph Mell ... Pops
Director: Leslie H. Martinson
Writer: Meyer Dolinsky
Genre: Crime | Drama

Hot Rods To Hell 91967)

HRTH has been a favorite BAD movie of mine since I was a teenager in the 70s, when I first saw it on late-night TV. It was gloopy even then. Sure, Dana is awful, wooden and pedantic. But that is what fans of this movie really love. And how about Duke's immortal line when he tell's Laurie Mock's character that her father better not take over Dailey's Motel (which also contains the "cool kids" nightclub hangout) or "No one's going to have any fun...not even you." Heavens what a threat!
The movie is chock full of dopey lines and Jeanne Crain's overacting is a real hoot. Anyone who is buying this should be doing so with their eyes wide open, knowing that while the makers had no idea they were making a Camp Classic, that is just what this is. Filmmakers could not make it as unintentionally funny, if they tried. In fact, I've heard that someone is trying to remake the film under it's original title: "52 Miles to Terror." If they ever do, I'll probably see it, knowing that they'll update it and make it like the "Fast and Furious." And I'll probably be a little sad, as the original, for all its flaws has an undercurrent of naivite that is endearing. A modern remake will be brutal and remorseless, much like our world is today.

Actors: Dana Andrews, Jeanne Crain, Mimsy Farmer, Laurie Mock, Paul Bertoya
Directors: John Brahm, James Curtis Havens
Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English
Subtitles: English, French
Region: Region 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Warner Home Video
DVD Release Date: June 26, 2007
Run Time: 100 minutes

Johnny Dark (1954)

A young auto racing enthusiast and automotive engineer, Johnny Dark (Curtis) designs a new type of race car that his auto manufacturer-employer, Fielding Motors, won't build, so he enters it in a Reno, Nevada to Tijuana, Mexico road race. His girlfriend, Liz (Laurie), daughter of the CEO of Fielding Motors, as strong-willed as he is, finally realizes how important his passion for racing is, and fully supports him to win his heart.
A really fun picture, in glorious Technicolor. This film was made by many of the same personnel who worked on THIS ISLAND EARTH (1955), including the producer, and featured some prime examples of a custom-fiberglas bodied sports car made in Lynwood (a suburb of Los Angeles, Calif.) in limited numbers by a small auto-maker company. The car was the Woodill Wildfire, made from 1953 to 1957 in small, hand-crafted numbers by Woody Woodill Motors. Film also features many other rare early-1950s American sports cars, made in small numbers by independent manufacturers. They are rare collectors' cars today. This movie was remade exactly ten years later by Bill Alland and director Jack Arnold as The LIVELY SET (Universal, 1964). Great fun for all.

Actors: Tony Curtis ... Johnny Dark Piper Laurie ... Liz Fielding Don Taylor ... Duke Benson Paul Kelly ... William H. 'Scotty' Scott Ilka Chase ... Abbie Binns Sidney Blackmer ... James Fielding Ruth Hampton ... Miss Border to Border Russell Johnson ... Emory Joe Sawyer ... Carl Svenson (as Joseph Sawyer) Robert Nichols ... Smitty Pierre Watkin ... Ed J. Winston Scatman Crothers ... Himself Ralph Montgomery ... Morgan
Director: George Sherman Writer: Franklin Coen (writer)
Genre: Action | Comedy
Color: Color (Technicolor)
Sound Mix: Mono
Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
Runtime: 85 min

King of the Mountain (1981)

A group of friends race their high-powered cars up and down a dangerous and deadly mountain road known as Mulholland Drive to see who can claim the title of "King of the Hill."

Actors: Harry Hamlin ... Steve Joseph Bottoms ... Buddy Deborah Van Valkenburgh ... Tina Richard Cox ... Roger Dennis Hopper ... Cal Dan Haggerty ... Rick Seymour Cassel ... Barry Tanner Sloan Roberts ... Billy T (as Jon Sloan) Steve Jones ... Policeman Ashley Cox ... Elaine Lillian Mller ... Jamie Winter Cassandra Peterson ... Neighbor Buddy Joe Hooker ... Fast Joe Otis Ron Trice ... Keyboard player Curt Ayers ... Fatburger
Director: Noel Nosseck
Writers: David Barry (article) H.R. Christian (writer)
Genre: Drama
Rating: M
Color: Color (Technicolor)
Sound Mix: Mono
Runtime: 90 min

Macon County Line (1974)

One of the great independent movies of the 1970s, Macon County Line transcends the "redneck nightmare" genre simply by making its characters fully-rounded human beings. Two brothers, Chris and Wayne Dixon (played by real-life brothers Alan and Jesse Vint), are tooling around the South in a convertible, killing time before they have to show up for army basic training. They pick up a hitchhiking girl named Jenny Scott (Cheryl Waters), then cross the path of Deputy Sheriff Reed Morgan (Max Baer, Jr., most famous as Jethro on The Beverly Hillbilllies), who doesn't like having strangers in his town. But also passing through are a couple of smalltime crooks, one of whom has a traumatic response to cops. Bad things happen, Morgan thinks the Dixons are responsible, and the situation gets very tense. This plot could have been a lurid exercise in bloody revenge, but instead Macon County Line (which was produced and co-written by Baer) takes every opportunity to make the people real and unpredictable. Scenes move fluidly from comedy to suspense; moments that look like they're going to be cliches instead reveal unexpected dimensions. The women--usually little more than props in movies like this--aren't given as extensive a role in the story as men, but they're still individuals with their own ideas and desires. The cast is studded with the familiar faces of steady-working character actors like Geoffrey Lewis (Every Which Way But Loose) and James Gannon (Major League), who give even minor characters grit and texture. Macon County Line has all the sex and violence of its exploitative genre, but treats them with empathy and smarts; the result is a roughhewn classic. --Bret Fetzer

Actors: Alan Vint, Cheryl Waters, Geoffrey Lewis, Joan Blackman, Jesse Vint
Directors: Richard Compton
Format: Anamorphic, Color, DVD-Video, Full Screen, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
Region: All Regions
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
DVD Release Date: February 8, 2000
Run Time: 88 minutes

Midnite Spares

In this standard auto-racing-mixed-with-murder tale from Down Under, a gang steals and then strips cars to sell the parts for profit but meets their match when they literally run into Steve, a young racecar driver, and some tow-truck operators. From that point onward, mangled metal appears on the scene regularly, as Steve pursues his career as well as the people who caused his own father's disappearance. Steve has some help from his father's partner Tom (Max Cullen), and his two pit-stop mechanics (Bruce Spence and David Argue), but his love interest Ruth (Gia Carides) is only a token woman in a nearly all-male world.

Actors: Bruce Spence, David Argue, Gia Carides, Graeme Blundell, James Laurie
Directors: Quentin Masters
Format: Import, PAL
Subtitles: English
Region: Region 4 (Read more about DVD formats.)
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Reel
Run Time: 87 minutes

Moonrunners (1975)

It drives me crazy that this movie is as obscure as it is. It was after all the basis for The Dukes Of Hazzard tv series. The movie stars James Mitchim(Robert Mitchims son) and Kiel Martin( J.D.Larue on Hill Street Blues) This movie tells the story of Grady and Bobby Lee. 2 Outlaw cousins running shine for there wise old uncle Jesse but when Jake Rainey tries to buy up Jesse stiles they'll be hell to pay and naturally along the way Bobby Lee meets the beautiful Beth Ann Eubanks(Chris Forbes). This movie has it all great chases, Car Crashes, A Love story and Walyion Jennings and the baladeer.I urge everyone to see this movie. Its kind of like a newer remake/sequal to Thunder Road which also stared James and his dad Robert Mitchum.The movie played up heavy ties to Thunder Road in its day spouting tag lines such as THUNDER ROAD WAS JUST A PRACTISE RUN, THIS IS THE REAL THING and AND YOU THOUGHT THUNDER ROAD WAS BAD. This movie will always be one of my favorite movies. Watch it once and you'l love it forever.

Actors: James Mitchum, Kiel Martin, Arthur Hunnicutt, Chris Forbes, George Ellis (II)
Directors: Gy Waldron
Format: NTSC
Rating: PG

More American Grafitti (1979)

Six years after American Graffiti, George Lucas answered the call for an update on his classic characters with this ambitious sequel. You definitely need to know the original to have an emotional investment in More American Graffiti, as the action is spread over four different New Year's Eves in the sixties. Milner is drag racing, the Toad is dodging bullets in Vietnam, Debbie is a San Francisco hippie, and Steve and Laurie weather a domestic crisis. The cast is back, save for the AWOL Richard Dreyfuss; even Harrison Ford pops up for an amusing cameo. The busy rock soundtrack is there too, but the old magic is dissipated in labored comedy and obvious social comment. The most interesting thing about the film is director Bill Norton's decision to shoot the segments in different styles, a bold move that pays off in the gritty, TV-news look of the Vietnam sequences. --Robert Horton

Actors: Candy Clark, Bo Hopkins, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Mackenzie Phillips
Directors: Bill L. Norton
Writers: Bill L. Norton, George Lucas, Gloria Katz, Willard Huyck
Producers: George Lucas, Howard G. Kazanjian
Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DVD-Video, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English (Dolby Digital 4.0)
Subtitles: Spanish, French
Region: Region 1
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Universal Studios
DVD Release Date: September 2, 2003
Run Time: 110 minutes

No Mans Land (1987)

With its synth-pop soundtrack and Eurotrash attitude, No Man's Land is the slick 1987 equivalent of 2002's The Fast and the Furious. Instead of Asian-import "rice rockets" and hip-hop street gear, it's got Armani suits and Porsches--the latter being the specialty of ace car thief Ted Varrick, played by Charlie Sheen in a trashy break between the successes of Platoon and Wall Street. Fresh-faced D.B. Sweeney plays the undercover cop assigned to infiltrate Varrick's chop shop, and the predictable screenplay (by Dick Wolf of Law & Order fame) asks all the expected questions: Will Sweeney's loyalties turn? Will Varrick's sister (vacuous newcomer Lara Harris) learn his true identity? Will Charlie's hair remain perfectly groomed? The Faustian formula provides a few moments of standard suspense, and Sheen's bemused remark about "lifestyles of the rich and aimless" carries a sharp note of retrospective irony. Otherwise, you're better off with an episode of Miami Vice. --Jeff Shannon

Actors: D.B. Sweeney, Charlie Sheen, Lara Harris, Randy Quaid, Bill Duke
Directors: Peter Werner (III)
Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Dubbed, DVD-Video, Full Screen, Subtitled, NTSC
Language: French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Region: Region 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
DVD Release Date: February 4, 2003
Run Time: 107 minutes

On Any Sunday (1971)

A documentary following the lives of motorcycle racers and racing enthusiasts, including actor Steve McQueen. First asking the question "Why do they do it?" this film looks at the people who devote (and sometimes risk) their lives to racing on tracks and off-road courses around the world.

Actors: David Evans (XIX), Mert Lawwill, Steve McQueen, J.N. Roberts, Malcolm Smith
Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
Region: Region 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
DVD Release Date: November 11, 1998
Run Time: 96 minutes

Outrage (1973) (TV)

One man decides to wage war against a gang of teenage punks besieging an affluent California community. Based on a true incident.
Review - This is a great movie from the lost age of reactionary made-for-television drama. My all-time favourite actor, Robert Culp skillfully plots a trajectory through uptight liberal fairmindedness and faith in the system, kneejerk conservativism and fear of crime, and homicidal psychosis. The teens are a collection of pure sneering evil stereotypes, and the eventual message of this film makes episodes of Dragnet look evenhanded by comparison. But what really shines in this is the great pace of the movie, building the fear and paranoia by degrees, as well as the feel of the whole California setting. The cars are really great as well, as I recall. I give this film a 10, and I defy anyone to watch this film and not enjoy every minute. Remember, just because it's made-for-television doesn't mean it isn't great art.

Actors: Robert Culp ... Dr. Jim Kiler Marlyn Mason ... Muriel Kiler Beah Richards ... Thelma Jacqueline Scott ... Mrs. Chandler Ramon Bieri ... Deputy Tottif Thomas Leopold ... Vance Chandler Mark Lenard ... Mr. Chandler Nicholas Hammond ... Ron Werner Don Dubbins ... Phil Werner Ivor Francis ... Judge Cox Sid Grossfeld ... Attorney Markham James Sikking ... Officer Geary Paul Jenkins ... Deputy Christopher Gardner ... Aaron Kiler Shelly Hines ... Beth Kiler
Director: Richard T. Heffron
Writers: James E. Moser (writer) William Wood (writer)
Color: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
Sound Mix: Mono
Genre: Crime | Drama | Thriller
Runtime: 74 min

Pit Stop (1969)

Cult director Jack Hill earned his reputation largely for his energetic exploitation classics: The Big Doll House, Coffy, Switchblade Sisters, and the mad black comedy Spider Baby. This edgy, tight racing drama, virtually unseen for years, is less flashy but more intense and assured than those quirky pictures, a well-written, solidly acted drama highlighted by dynamic racing scenes. Dick Davalos (James Dean's brother in East of Eden) is a curt, quiet street racer lured by conniving promoter Brian Donlevy to the dangerous, short-lived sport of figure 8 racing (a hair-raising collision of stock car and demolition derby). He just wants a grudge match with his quick-tempered, strutting champion (Hill favorite Sid Haig), but cool customer Davalos has bigger ambitions: He wants to use the crowd-pleasing track as a catapult to the pro circuit, and he'll run down anyone in his path.
It's a surprisingly handsome picture, considering--shot quickly and cheaply in black-and-white to make use of fast film stock for the high-energy nighttime racetrack scenes. Those wild amateur races are so vibrant that the pro rally is anticlimactic, but Hill makes that work for him in a chilly coda. Davalos is appropriately surly and Haig wild and boisterous, but the best turn belongs to the understated Ellen Burstyn (under the name McRae) in her first major role as the mechanically minded wife of a racing champ. -Sean Axmaker

Actors: Brian Donlevy, Richard Davalos, Ellen Burstyn, Sid Haig, Beverly Washburn
Directors: Jack Hill
Format: Black & White, DVD-Video, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
DVD Release Date: June 20, 2000
Run Time: 91 minutes

Rebel without a Cause (1955)

Jim Stark is the new kid in town. He has been in trouble elsewhere; that's why his family has had to move before. Here he hopes to find the love he doesn't get from his middle-class family. Though he finds some of this in his relation with Judy, and a form of it in both Plato's adulation and Ray's real concern for him, Jim must still prove himself to his peers in switchblade knife fights and "chickie" games in which cars race toward a seaside cliff.
In one of moviedom's most influential roles, James Dean is Jim, the new kid in town whose loneliness, frustration and anger mirrored those of postwar teens -- and reverberates 40 years later. Before the feature are three Behind-the-Cameras segments from the Warner Bros. Presents TV series (including a "safe-driving" interview withdrawn from airing following Dean's September 30, 1955 death) about Rebel Without a Cause. A documentary segment exclusive to this Warner Bros. Classics edition contains recently recovered screen tests and outtakes that show intriguing variations on what ended up in the final film.

Review - When people think of James Dean, they probably think first of the troubled teen from Rebel Without a Cause: nervous, volatile, soulful, a kid lost in a world that does not understand him. Made between his only other starring roles, in East of Eden and Giant, Rebel sums up the jangly, alienated image of Dean, but also happens to be one of the key films of the 1950s. Director Nicholas Ray takes a strikingly sympathetic look at the teenagers standing outside the white-picket-fence '50s dream of America: juvenile delinquent (that's what they called them then) Jim Stark (Dean), fast girl Judy (Natalie Wood), lost boy Plato (Sal Mineo), slick hot-rodder Buzz (Corey Allen). At the time, it was unusual for a movie to endorse the point of view of teenagers, but Ray and screenwriter Stewart Stern captured the youthful angst that was erupting at the same time in rock & roll. Dean is heartbreaking, following the method acting style of Marlon Brando but staking out a nakedly emotional honesty of his own. Going too fast, in every way, he was killed in a car crash on September 30, 1955, a month before Rebel opened. He was no longer an actor, but an icon, and Rebel is a lasting monument. --Robert Horton

Actors: Corey Allen, Jim Backus, Tom Bernard, Virginia Brissac, Marietta Canty
Format: Anamorphic, Black & White, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DVD-Video, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Subtitles: English, French
Region: Region 1
Rating: M Aspect Ratio: 2.55:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
DVD Release Date: September 21, 1999
Run Time: 111 minutes

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Stroker Ace (1983)

Burt Reynolds is a champion stock-car driver who races and romances in high-speed good-ol-boy style.
Review - Burt Reynolds plays the title character, a cocky racing veteran with a rep as a ladies man, to perfection and Parker Stevenson is the young gun after him on the race track. Jim Nabors, Bubba Smith and Loni Anderson also turn in great performances, working with Stroker Ace's team. There are lots of racing scenes and physical comedy. Stroker Ace needs a sponsor and Ned Beatty, the owner of a fast food chicken franchise, steps in. Stroker becomes known as 'the fastest chicken in the south', which makes him the butt of a lot of jokes at the track. So then he spends the rest of the movie trying to get fired so he doesn't have to do ridiculous things like dress up in chicken suits and cut ribbons at restaurant grand openings. With appearances by some of the biggest drivers of the time like Benny Parsons, Ricky Rudd and the late Dale Earnhardt, this movie is a quirky look inside the world of drivers, sponsors, crew chiefs, the media, the fans and love of the sport.

Actors: Loni Anderson, Ned Beatty, Neil Bonnett, John Byner, Earnhardt, Dale
Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, Full Screen, NTSC
Language: English (Dolby Digital 1.0)
Region: Region 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Warner Home Video
DVD Release Date: October 20, 1998
Run Time: 96 minutes

Super Speedway

One of the best directors of IMAX films, Stephen Low (Titanica) has always been a race fan. After obtaining permission from CART, a governing body of Indy car racing and Newman/Haas racing (a Championship team co-owned by Paul Newman), Low found his stars for Super Speedway: the racing Andrettis, father Mario and son Michael. Mounting cameras fore and aft on the Andrettis' cars, IMAX offers a better vantage point than an ESPN camera, at a superior grade of clarity. Add to that the excellent sound and you can "feel" the bumps on the asphalt as the cars zoom in and out of corners. The large format can turn a pit stop into a dramatic 12 seconds as we see the driver's eyes dart away from his cockpit for a few brief seconds. We watch Michael Andretti on oval tracks and exciting road courses going over hills and sharp turns. There's even a spin--probably staged--from an angle we've never seen before.
Although true race conditions were impossible (the camera is just too bulky), Low sneakily edits his film to stretch the imagination. On race day, several Indy cars drove alongside the camera car hours before the main event, passing and drafting each other with crowds whizzing past them. When edited with footage of the race, it feels like the real thing. Low takes a few off-beat choices in setting up his story. The first image is the biggest chicken you've ever seen. The last shot is a '50s car (lovingly restored during the film) racing through perfect golden foliage on an autumn day. It gives his movie of modern technology a wonderful sense of nostalgia. --Doug Thomas

Actors: Paul Newman, Richard Garneau, Jim Paulson, Jeff Andretti, Mario Andretti
Directors: Stephen Low
Writers: Alexander Low
Producers: Stephen Low, James Lahti, Goulam Amarsy, Neil Richter, Pietro L. Serapiglia
Format: NTSC
Language: French (Dolby Digital 5.1), German (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Region: All Regions
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Run Time: 50 minutes

T-Bird Gang (1959)

A Car-Lover's "Must Have!"A high school student working with local law enforcement goes undercover to infiltrate the teen-based T-Bird Gang. But this gang plays for keeps and when his cover is blown things get hairy!Fast cars and trouble-making teens star in this 1959 black and white "beat" generation classic!

Actors: John Brinkley, Ed Nelson, Tony Miller, Pat George, Coleman Francis
Directors: Richard Harbinger
Writers: John Brinkley, Tony Miller
Producers: F. Amos Powell, Roger Corman, Stanley Bickman
Format: Black & White, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Bci / Eclipse
DVD Release Date: April 24, 2001
Run Time: 65 minutes

The Car (1977)

A murderous car wreaks havoc on a small Western town in this thriller that has gone on to achieve a small degree of cult status in spite of its own silliness. After a pair of bikers and a horn-playing hitchhiker are viciously mowed down, local police realize they have a motoring maniac on their hands. In a show of boldness, the mysterious black automobile kills the sheriff (John Marley) on the town's main street, leaving the post to officer Wade Parent (James Brolin). A supernatural element enters the picture when the car motors through a parade practice, but refuses to enter the hallowed ground of a cemetery. The cops chase the car through the desert, but it takes out several squad cars and disappears after injuring Wade. Things take a personal turn when the car eliminates Wade's girlfriend Lauren (Kathleen Lloyd) in a shocking sequence. Gathering his remaining officers, Wade concocts a plan to stop the horsepower-laden psychopath. ~ Patrick Legare, All Movie Guide

Review - Often criticized as being Jaws in the desert, Elliot Silverstein's The Car is a straightforward thriller that plays a lot more like Steven Spielberg's earlier classic Duel, which was also about a killer vehicle in a barren wasteland. While the film does feature a number of exciting car stunts and is sharply lensed in widescreen, it continuously sinks itself with a combination of ridiculous scripting and bad acting. Looking at the film from a different perspective, however, those same negatives, when combined with the overly serious tone and the wacky, sped-up chase scenes, make the film a humorous watch. The car itself is not fully revealed until nearly halfway through and is in keeping with the film's cartoonish feel. Customized by George Barris, it is a highly modified machine with a huge front bumper and two headlights that look like eyes. It is accompanied by the throaty roar of a racing engine and a constantly blaring horn. Stars James Brolin, Kathleen Lloyd, John Farley, and Ronny Cox (who is constantly on the verge of tears) are somber to the point of being laughable. Lloyd has one particularly awful scene in which she insults the car from the safety of holy ground. Thankfully, the screenplay by Dennis Shryack, Michael Butler, and Lane Slate (three writers!) stays focused on the action, although it does stray into two extraneous subplots involving domestic abuse and alcoholism. The stuntwork by Everett Creach is the film's strongest suit, the highlight being an amusing but cool sideways flip by the car onto two oncoming police vehicles. Special effects by Albert Whitlock are saved for an apocalyptic finish that appears phony and cheap. ~ Patrick Legare, All Movie Guide

Actors: R.G. Armstrong, Tony Brande, James Brolin, Ronny Cox, Doris Dowling
Directors: Elliot Silverstein
Format: Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Studio: Universal Studios
DVD Release Date: May 6 2008

The Choppers (1961)

This is a movie for car guys. There are two bitchin' cars in this movie and you must be a car guy to appreciate them. The first is a very well built T-bucket (a T-bucket is a Ford Model T from the '20s which has been made into a hot rod) powered by a Buick nail head engine with 6 carburetors. The other car is a beautiful '59 Buick convertible. To most people these are just old or weird cars, but car guys would flip out when they see them. I know I did. The movie itself is nothing special. It looks like it was shot in a week with a budget of $100.00. The plot of this movie is very simplistic. You have 5 teenagers, ages 16 to 18, who go around stripping cars and selling the parts to a low-life junk yard owner. The police set up a sting and catch them in the act. One of the kids has a gun and he kills a cop. The movie ends with an exchange of gunfire and two dead kids and two dead junk yard men. The rest of the kids are arrested and escorted to a jail. To give you an idea how low the budget was for this movie the only car you see being stripped is an old Kaiser. They smash the windows, take the radio and battery and torch off the exhaust system. The car is pushed onto its side to better access the exhaust system. The next car they're to strip is the beautiful '59 Buick mentioned earlier in this review. Since the budget is so small they don't dare destroy this beautiful car. They show the bottom of the already stripped Kaiser tilted onto its side and we are supposed to believe it's the expensive Buick convertible. There are other things in this movie which make you break into laughter. For cover, the kids ride around in a live poultry truck. When they get to the next car to strip they unload some of the caged chickens to get their chop equipment. Also, the kid in the T-bucket is a spotter who looks for trouble and warns the others with a giant bread sized walkie-talkie. This movie is somewhat entertaining even though it was shot on a shoe string. The DVD quality is not the best. I don't think the quality of the film used to make the transfer to the DVD was very good to begin with. Only car guys would like this movie. Most people would consider it a piece of junk, although I just saw it on AMC. This is an American classic? It's a fun movie though, and entertaining.

Actors: Arch Hall Jr., Marianne Gaba, Robert Paget, Tom Brown, Burr Middleton
Directors: Leigh Jason
Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Bci / Eclipse
DVD Release Date: January 1, 2002
Run Time: 70 minutes

The Driver (1978)

Ryan O'Neal drives the getaway car for his buddies' robberies. Bruce Dern is determined to catch him.
Review - A tres cool mix of noirish grit and slam-bang action this caper film from director Walter Hill (48 Hrs, The Warriors) is required viewing for car-chase fanatics and devotees of '70s cinema. Ryan O'Neal and Bruce Dern are terrific as opposite sides of the law: respectively, a supernaturally skilled getaway car driver, and the dogged detective who's pursued him at the expense of all else. For his second feature film, Hill keeps dialogue and character development at bare-bones level (the characters are named after their primary function: O'Neal is the Driver, the stunning Isabelle Adjani is the Connection) and focuses on mood, tone, and, above all, some of the most stunning automotive action captured on film. The DVD offers widescreen and fullscreen versions of the film; unfortunately, a number of scenes cut from the theatrical release, including a prologue featured in The Driver's TV prints, were not included in this long-awaited DVD release. - Paul Gaita

Actors: Ryan O'Neal, Bruce Dern, Isabelle Adjani, Ronee Blakley, Matt Clark
Directors: Walter Hill
Writers: Walter Hill
Producers: Frank Marshall, Lawrence Gordon
Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
Language: French (Dolby Digital 1.0), English (Dolby Digital 1.0), English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
Subtitles: English, French
Region: Region 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Rating: R
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Run Time: 91 minutes

The French Connection (1971)

William Friedkin's gritty police drama portrays two tough New York City cops trying to intercept a huge heroin shipment coming from France. An interesting contrast is established between 'Popeye' Doyle, a short-tempered alcoholic bigot who is nevertheless a hard-working and dedicated police officer, and his nemesis Alain Charnier, a suave and urbane gentleman who is nevertheless a criminal and one of the largest drug suppliers of pure heroin to North America. During the surveillance and eventual bust, Friedkin provides one of the most gripping and memorable car chase sequences ever filmed.

Actors: Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, Roy Scheider, Tony Lo Bianco, Marcel Bozzuffi
Directors: William Friedkin
Format: NTSC, Widescreen
Language: French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Region: Region 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: 20th Century Fox
DVD Release Date: February 1, 2005
Run Time: 104 minutes

The Gumball Rally (1976)

It's fast, funny, outrageously illegal - and the granddaddy of the cross-country speed spectacles that have raced across movie screens in the past two generations. Put your pedal to the metal for The Gumball Rally. New York City is the starting point and this supersonic contest ends 2,900 miles later in Los Angeles. In between, director Chuck Bail (coordinator of many classic movie stunt sequences) and a crew of actors and stuntpersons treat you to a truly breakneck road comedy. Gary Busey plays a daredevil in a 600-horsepower Camaro. Raul Julia portrays an Italian Grand Prix champ who's also an incurable romantic in a fast Ferrari. Michael Sarrazin as the race's crafty, overconfident organizer pilots a classic Cobra. Ready, set, zoom!

Actors: Michael Sarrazin, Norman Burton, Gary Busey, John Durren, Susan Flannery
Directors: Charles Bail
Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Dubbed, DVD-Video, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Number of discs: 1
Rating: PG
Run Time: 107 minutes 1976

The Last American Hero (AKA Hard Driver) (1973)

Based on Tom Wolfe's magazine article, this film follows the unlikely career of race car driver Junior Johnson. Jeff Bridges stars.

Actors: Jeff Bridges, Valerie Perrine, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Ned Beatty, Gary Busey
Directors: Lamont Johnson
Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Rating: PG
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Run Time: 94 minutes


The Lively Set (1964)


The Wanderers (1979)

Tully High School seniors Richie, Joey and Perry run with a gang called the Wanderers in the Bronx. The time is fall 1963 but their experiences are universal: falling in love, surviving in school and defending turf against rivals like the Fordham Baldies, the Del Bombers and the Ducky Boys.

Actors: Ken Wahl, John Friedrich, Karen Allen, Toni Kalem, Alan Rosenberg
Directors: Philip Kaufman
Format: DVD
MOVIE Genre: Drama
Rating: R
Running Time: 117 min

The Wild Ride (1960)

Racing down a highway at a break-neck speed, Johnny, a wild teenager with plenty of dangerous attitude, plays a deadly game of "chicken" with a police officer. The policeman is killed, but the cops are unable to make any charges stick to the rebellious punk. Tough-as-nails gang leader, Johnny, is unfazed by the incident, and manages to keep a protective eye on his friend Dave. Meanwhile, beach parties, drag races and booze all mix for a formula that spells big trouble for Johnny and his band of troublemakers. When Johnny gets ideas about Dave's girlfriend, it results in a furious race down a winding highway on a collision course with tragedy. Jack Nicholson's portrayal of Johnny Varron in The Wild Ride (inspired by Marlon Brando's The Wild One) came early in his career, but still showed the kind of presence and power that would eventually make him a superstar. In time, Nicholson would hold the honor as the most Academy Award nominated actor in film history. B-movie producer and director Roger Corman gave Nicholson his first major acting opportunities, releasing such beat generation flicks as The Wild Ride (through his Filmgroup company) and cult classics The Terror, Little Shop Of Horrors and The Raven. Co-stars Robert Bean (Creature From The Haunted Sea) and Georgianna Carter (Night Of The Blood Beast) were also regulars from Corman's repertoire company.

Starring: Robert Bean, Georgianna Carter
Director: Harvey Berman
Run Time: 60 min.
Genre: Rating: Unrated

Thunder Road (1958)

The preeminent moonshine movie, the 1958 Thunder Road stars Robert Mitchum as a backwoods bootlegger in Tennessee, getting squeezed by both the federal government and organized crime. Transporting illegal alcohol over dark two-lane mountain highways Lucas Doolin (Robert Mitchum) races wildly through the night crashing road blocks and outrunning ambushes defying anyone who tries to stop him. A man has a right to do anything he says including making whiskey as long as he makes it on his own land. But when ruthless racketeers muscle in on Doolin s territory and kill one of his men in the process the Kentucky bootlegger declares war fiercely determined to maintain his hard-won business and independence...even if it costs him his life. Boasting breathtaking auto chase scenes (The Film Daily) and a superb performance from Robert Mitchum Thunder Road is breathtaking excitement the most exhilarating road thriller of them all.

Actors: Robert Mitchum, Gene Barry, Jacques Aubuchon, Keely Smith, Trevor Bardette
Directors: Arthur Ripley
Writers: Robert Mitchum, James Atlee Phillips, Walter Wise
Format: NTSC
Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
Subtitles: Spanish, French
Region: Region 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Rating: PG
Studio: United Artists
DVD Release Date: April 25, 2000
Run Time: 93 minutes

To Live And Die In L.A. (1985)

Secret Service agent Richard Chance will do anything--whether legal or not--to nail the creep who murdered his partner. Then he gets a lead on the killer...but the wily criminal is smooth enough to keep eluding capture.
William Friedkin briefly revived his faltering career with this sleek, bleak thriller of a pair of secret service agents on the trail of a counterfeiter. William L. Peterson is the hotshot protg of a career agent killed by the ruthless, almost feral counterfeiting genius Willem Dafoe (Platoon). Now Petersen, teamed with the smart but still green John Pankow (TV's Mad About You), is ready to twist arms, lean on criminals, steal, and even murder to exact his revenge. The harrowing chase through the streets of Los Angeles that climaxes on the freeway at rush hour, where Friedkin's brilliant twist sends them heading the wrong way, careening through a sea of cars coming straight at them, is still one of the most breathtaking car chases ever filmed. Friedkin's edgy crime thriller, stylishly shot in steely blues against hazy red and orange skies by Robby Muller (Paris, Texas), paints a very thin line between the good guys and the bad guys, and Wang Chung's techno soundtrack sets the proper mood--jumpy and alienated. It's a cynical and very brutal look into the world of law enforcement (adapted by Friedkin and former Secret Service man Gerald Petievich from his novel) and a cold portrayal of the power games between cops and feds, and cops and informants. John Turturro, Dean Stockwell, and Robert Downey Sr. are featured in supporting roles.

Actors: William Petersen, Willem Dafoe, John Pankow, Debra Feuer, John Turturro
Directors: William Friedkin
Writers: William Friedkin, Gerald Petievich
Producers: Bud S. Smith, Irving H. Levin, Samuel Schulman
Format: AC-3, Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, DVD-Video, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), English (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Region: Region 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
DVD Release Date: December 2, 2003
Run Time: 116 minutes

Viva Las Vegas (1964)

It's pretty tough to beat Jailhouse Rock in terms of sheer entertainment, but Elvis lovers are particularly fond of this 1964 hit. The Big E plays race-car driver Lucky Jackson, who arrives in Las Vegas for an upcoming Grand Prix race. Lucky's car needs a new engine, so he gets a waiter job at a casino and starts working his crooning charms on Rusty Martin (Ann-Margret). It's their on-screen chemistry that makes this flick a lot of fun; Presley never had a better costar than Ann-Margret, and their race-car romance is quintessential 1960s fluff. Then there are the songs, of course, including the snappy title tune, a rockin' rendition of Ray Charles's "What'd I Say?," and "The Yellow Rose of Texas." Viva Las Vegas is one of the Elvis movies that stands the test of time, when the legend was still at his peak. And if you're wondering if the King gets his car fixed in time to win the race, well, check out the movie to find out. - Jeff Shannon

Actors: Elvis Presley, Ann-Margret, Cesare Danova, William Demarest, Nicky Blair
Directors: George Sidney (II)
Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
Language: English, French
Region: Region 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Warner Home Video
DVD Release Date: August 1, 2000
Run Time: 86 minutes

White Lightning (1973)

Burt Reynolds is Gator McKlusky a moonshine runner who wages war against corrupt police officials in this two-fisted four-wheeling action extravaganza. With adrenaline-pumping car chases bone-crunching brawls and terrific acting by an all-star cast including Diane Ladd and Laura Dern White Lightning will give you the jolt of your life!Gator is serving time in the Arkansas prison when he learns that his brother has been murdered by ruthless Sheriff J.C. Connors (Ned Beatty). Swearing vengeance Gator agrees to go undercover to expose Connors going to any lengths to get the goods on the sheriff and make him pay for the crime... with his life.

Actors: Burt Reynolds, Jennifer Billingsley, Ned Beatty, Bo Hopkins, Matt Clark
Directors: Joseph Sargent
Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Dubbed, DVD-Video, Full Screen, Subtitled, NTSC
Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Region: Region 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
DVD Release Date: July 15, 2003
Run Time: 101 minutes MOVIE Genre: MYSTERY/SUSPENSE Rating: PG

The Wild One (1954)

This is the original motorcycle movie, starring Marlon Brando as the brooding leader of a biker gang that invades a small town.
A gang of 40 motorcyclists the Black Rebels gatecrash a legitimate motorcycle race. They are eventually thrown out but one of the gang steals the first prize trophy and gives it to their leader Johnny. The gang then rides into Wrightsville where they cruise up and down the main street and pile into Bleekers - the local bar. The owner of the bar the Sheriff is happy to let the bikers spend their money so does nothing to break up any disturbances. Johnny falls for the Sheriffs daughter and tries to impress her with the trophy. When a rival gang ride into town trouble is just around the corner.

Actors: Marlon Brando, Mary Murphy, Robert Keith, Lee Marvin, Jay C. Flippen
Directors: Laslo Benedek
Writers: Ben Maddow, Frank Rooney, John Paxton
Producers: Stanley Kramer
Format: Black & White, Closed-captioned, DVD-Video, Full Screen, NTSC
Language: French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
Subtitles: English, French
Region: Region 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Sony Pictures
DVD Release Date: November 10, 1998
Run Time: 79 minutes
MOVIE Genre: Drama Rating:

Winning (1969)

Paul Newman plays a racecar driver, Frank Capua, who steps out of his professional and personal isolation long enough to marry a single mother, Elora (Joanne Woodward). The two have a brief but happy life together with Elora's 13-year-old son, Charley (Richard Thomas), but it comes to an end when Frank goes back on the racing circuit and Elora assuages her loneliness in the arms of her husband's chief rival, Luther (Robert Wagner). Frank checks out, and Charley travels across the country to find him and effect a reconciliation. A touching movie (with some good racing footage) by director James Goldstone, Winning is about the real pain of people who have become used to a certain way of safe, arm's-length living, and who have to learn to get beyond it to find redemption in love and faith. Good performances by Newman, Woodward, and Thomas, who makes a terrific impression in one of his earliest roles.

Actors: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Robert Wagner, Richard Thomas, David Sheiner
Director: James Goldstone
Rating PG
Running Time: 123 min.


American Chopper The Series - First Season (2000)

Welcome to Rock Tavern, New York, home of the AMERICAN CHOPPERS, the legendary custom motorcycle shop of the feisty father-and son team of Paul & Paul, Jr. Teutul. The highest rated show on the Discovery Channel, AMERICAN CHOPPER captures the excitement , setbacks and triumphs of Team Teutul, as they race against the clock to fabricate and build a mind-blasting battalion of motorbikes and choppers especially designed to kick some serious butt in the nation's hottest trade shows and races. Contains all thirteen episodes from the hit series' first outrageous season.
Documentary series about the goings-on behind the scenes at Orange County Choppers, a custom motorcycle fabrication company located in Rock Tavern, New York. The series is also a study of the interplay between the Teutels, Paul Sr. and Jr., and the stress that both experience when creating motorcycles as works of art.

Disc One:

Black Widow Bike
Black Widow Bike 2
Race Car
Race Car 2
Special features (commercial outakes, Paul Sr Interview, Photo Gallery)

Disc 2:

Fire Bike (my favourite)
Daytona Bike Week
Fire Bike 2
Old School Chopper
Old School Chopper 2
Comanche Bike

Disc 3:

Comanche Bike 2
Comanche Bike 3
Mikey's Bike
Mikey's Bike 2

American Chopper The Series - Second Season

DVD 1:

Tool Bike (Snap On tools bike, very very cool seeing the Snap On factory)
Tool Bike 2
Football Bike

DVD 2:

POW/MIA Bike 2
POW/MIA Bike 3
Miller Welder Bike
Miller Welder Bike 2

DVD 3:

Celebrity Bike (awesome bike for Jay Leno!)
Celebrity Bike 2
Liberty Bike (not as good as I thought it would be...)
Liberty Bike 2
Mikey Special

American Chopper The Series - Third Season (2003)

Disc 1

Dixie Chopper Bike
Dixie Chopper Bike 2
Mikey/Vinnie Bike
Mikey/Vinne Bike 2

Disc 2

Future Bike (I, Robot)
Future Bike 2
Crimson Bike (Davis Love III)
Cycling Chopper (Lance Armstrong)
Cycling Chopper 2

Disc 3

Police Bike
Police Bike 2
Biker Legend Chopper (David Mann)
Biker Legend Chopper 2
Special Feature: Jr. vs. Sr.

American Classics: Old School - Classic Chevrolets (2004)

(1 DVD) May 18, 2004

American Classics: Old School - Classic Travel Trailers (2004)

(1 DVD) May 18, 2004


American Classics, Vol. 2: West Coast Kustoms Car Show (2003)

American Classics - Volume 2 features the West Coast Kustom car show and takes you to sunny Southern California where you'll take a tour of some of the largest hot rod and kustom(1 DVD) October 28, 2003

American Classics, Vol. 3: Junkyard to Finish Line (2003)

American Classics Volume 3 takes you off to Mexico in where youll ride shotgun in a 1954 Mercury during a 2000 mile road rally. La Carerra Panamericana puts this Merc to the test as it runs the course from the Guatamalan border to the Rio Grande. (1 DVD) October 28, 2003

Classic American: Automotive Museums - Classic Dreams (2004)

The Nethercutt Museum is considered to be the best collection of Classic cars known to the hobby. Hundreds of beautiful cars are featured in this tour along with an informative interview with the museums curator. Next youll travel to the private San Sylmar Museum where youll enjoy an in-dpeth look at many cars including an 1888 Benz, 1905 Buick, 1910 Pierce Arrow, 1912 Cadillac, 1913 Mercedes and a 1949 Delahaye. The highlight of the tour is a close look at the worlds most famous and valuable Duesenberg, the 1933 "Twenty Grand" Duesenberg . Then youll take a tour of the museums restoration facility and see a 1930 Cadillac and 1930 Ruxton being restored. Your dream tour will end with a visit to the Los Angeles Automobile Driving Museum. This unique museum features an eclectic collection of cars including 1929 through 1937 Packards, 1930 Stutz, 1932 Brewster Plymouth, 1935 Chrysler Airflow, 1940 Packard Darin, 1949 Frazer, 1955 Caribbean and 1928 through 1965 Studebakers along with an informative interview with the museums curators. (1 DVD) September 14, 2004

Classic American Automotive Museums: Dragsters to Duesenbergs

The Peterson automotive museum is considered by many to have the best and most varied selection of cars in the nation. Youll see everything from the worlds fastest flathead powered vehicle (302.2 MPH) to a multimillion-dollar 1935 Duesenberg as well cars built by famous cutomizers including George Barris, Darryl Starbird, Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, Larry Watson and Bill Cushenberry. Travel the Ventura Highway to the Murphy Automobile Museum to see restored beauties including a 1903 Curved Dash Oldsmobile, 1929 through 1958 Packards & Cadillacs and more. Racing connoisseurs will appreciate the Lola Indy racer and the nostalgic dragster. Recently the Ford Company celebrated its 100th birthday and your visit to Seattles Museum of History and Industry will expose you to an incredible selection of Fords ranging from a 1914 Ford Speedster to that T-Bird your daddy tried to take away! (1 DVD) September 14, 2004

Monster Garage - Season One

Wonderfully pointless, enthrallingly irrelevant, the Discovery Channel's Monster Garage is a highly entertaining reality show about what it takes for complete strangers to cooperate 16 hours a day, 6 days in a row while re-tooling ordinary cars and vans into, well, really dumb but awesome stuff. Led by a heavily tattooed and likeable outlaw named Jesse James (yes, he claims to be a descendant of the original), each of the teams of mechanics, designers,and welders assembled in the first season's 13 episodes are faced with such meaningless yet ultra-cool challenges as transforming a convertible sedan into a glorified, speedy lawn mower, or turning a van into a garbage truck, complete with a container-lifting arm that extends from behind a makeshift, gull-wing door.
Other engineering glories include a stretch limo adapted into a water-pumping firefighter, a sporty Chevrolet reinvented as a Zamboni (the team even gets an assist from Richard Zamboni, creator of the ice-rink smoother), a school bus reborn as a pontoon boat, and a pickup truck outfitted as a tree shaker (thus liberating many an almond from branches). Seeing these Frankenstein monster machines in action is fun, but the real kick from these shows is watching sundry loners and iconoclasts from the worlds of motorcycles and drag racing trying to get along together, and collaborating with folks from the auto industry, community colleges, and the arts world. Tensions run high, dramas become fascinating, hopes turn bleak, but somehow the mission is always met within time constraints and tight budgets. Monster Garage is good for kids, too, who discover that even outlaws need to know their geometry, hydraulics, and physics to be happy gear-heads. (1 DVD) May 10, 2005

Monster Garage - Season Two

Jesse James (a direct linear descendant of the famed outlaw), a noted builder of custom motorcycles in Southern California, assembles a crew and takes ordinary vehicles (like a VW New Beetle or a Lincoln stretch limosine) and converts them in five days into extrodinary machines that do things that the manufacturer never intended them to do (like convert the VW into a swamp boat or the limo into a fire truck.)
(1 DVD) May 10, 2005

Monster Garage - Season Three

Jesse James (a direct linear descendant of the famed outlaw), a noted builder of custom motorcycles in Southern California, assembles a crew and takes ordinary vehicles (like a VW New Beetle or a Lincoln stretch limosine) and converts them in five days into extrodinary machines that do things that the manufacturer never intended them to do (like convert the VW into a swamp boat or the limo into a fire truck.)
(1 DVD) November 1, 2005


43 The Petty Story (1974)

Review - Just so you know, I've given this movie 4 stars - not because it is a great movie. It is not, unless you are a diehard Petty fan. But, it is a valuable piece of NASCAR history - a little gem that I picked up in the super-cheap DVD section of a local store. It is a snapshot of the beginnings of the modern heydey of stock car racing.

Released in 1974 and full of footage from the early days of NASCAR, the production values in this one are not great, which is a mixed blessing. The old footage does not stick out from the rest of the film because the film itself is pretty grainy and has questionable sound at times.

Richard Petty plays himself and he comes off as a fairly wooden actor, which would be a pretty unfair assessment to make if you are not familiar with Richard's personality. He is slow-talking (careful with his words), casual, straight-backed and was as hard a driver as there ever was. So, Petty pretty much plays himself as I've always seen him.

Long-time mechanic Dale Inman plays himself. Darren McGavin (most famous for his role as the dad in "A Christmas Story") plays Lee Petty and Noah Beery, Jr. (most famous for his role as Rockford's dad in "The Rockford Files") plays Richard Petty's grandfather.

The plot of the movie is basically a set of flashbacks from the Petty family while Richard is in the hospital after a bad wreck in the World 600.

Actors: Richard Petty - Himself, Darren McGavin - Lee Petty, Kathie Browne - (as Kathy Browne), Lynne Marta, Noah Beery Jr., Pierre Jalbert, L.Q. Jones - Johnny Beauchamp, Jerry Whittington - Pool Player
Director: Edward J. Lakso
Runtime: 83 min
Country: USA
Language: English
Color: Color
Sound Mix: Mono
Certification: USA:G
Release Date: June 1974 (USA) more
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport

American Hot Rod (2004)

American Hot Rod is a groundbreaking documentary that follows a travelling car show from Pontiac, MI to San Bernardino, CA. American Hot Rod roars down Route 66, the most famous road in the US, to celebrate it's 75th anniversary as America's first highway. Jump on the running boards and discover some of the most eye-popping 'vettes, mustangs, and pick-up trucks on earth. Also, look under the hood at the chromed out big-blocks and amazing custom body work while rubber burning drag racers fill the streets with smoke and roaring engines. Award winning film-maker John Stefanic directs this independent classic that chronicles the extraordinary love affair between America and its four-wheeled friends. Libertad is thrilled to bring you this "on-the-road" glimpse into the hot rod sub-culture.

Directors: John Stefanic
Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Red Int / Red Ink
DVD Release Date: October 19, 2004
Run Time: 52 minutes

American Hot Rod Season 3

From the producers of American Chopper comes American Hot Rod, a peek into the life of famous hot-rod builder and designer Boyd Coddington and his crew. Revving up with a triple build for SEMA the Coddington Crew struggle to complete the 3 builds as a lack of team members and costly mistakes.

As a classic 1961 Impala Bubbletop is restored to glory with classic hot-rod looks and feisty paint work a 1956 Chevy Convertible is given a new twist. But Boyd and Jo have their work cut out for them as they head to Sacramento to turn a 1940 Ford into a mean hot rod. Sneak behind-the-scenes as the Coddington crew go flat-out - building their highly stylized custom classic cars amid looming deadlines and constant complications! (2004)

585 mins

Classic Auto Racing (1950 to 1972)

This exciting 60 minute DVD is a collection of color and black and white never seen before 8mm and 16mm films from 1950 to 1972 of NASCAR stock car racing, NHRA drag racing, USRRC and other racing.
Daytona Beach FL 1950: Before there was a track there was a beach! Check out this 16mm footage taken on the beach at Daytona featuring Hudsons, Lincolns, Mercurys and many more, as they battle it out on the sand!
Langhorne Speedway PA 1959: This classic race from Langhorne features Nelson Stacey and Mike Klapak and lots of great 50's stock cars on this oval dirt track from 6/14/59.
Indy 500 1962: This classic race won by Rodger Ward features some great footage from the stands directly across from the pits.
1960's Circle Track Racing: This film features some great old 30’s and 40’s coupes racing on an oval dirt track.
Demolition Derby 1963: This exciting footage contains lots of classic cars being destroyed as each car tries to avoid being hit!
1960's Drag Racing: This film features a "run what ya brung day" at the drags with Vettes, hot rods, early muscle cars, motorcycles and tons of other 50's and 60's cars draggin' it out!
Watkins Glen NY 1966 USRRC: This rare footage features George Wintersteen's Grand Sport Corvette along with Shelbys, Jaguars, Sprites, home built racers and hundreds of open wheeled racers.
Irwindale Speedway CA, 1968: Featured in this film is great drag racing footage of the famous "Little Red Wagon" along with gassers, bikes, funny cars and dragsters.
Mason-Dixon 500 Dover Downs, DE 1972: This film features Richard Petty and Bobby Allison in this famous Nascar race from 6/4/72. Great footage of Petty signing autographs and lots of pit stop footage.


No car in the history of hot rodding is more revered, talked about and written about than the 1932 Ford. Known as the Deuce, this car alone became the icon of American hot rodding. Modified extensively by individual hot rodders, the Deuce epitomized sinister good looks and raw power. It has been used by Hollywood to symbolize youthful rebellion, by rock and rollers to capture the magic of an era, and by artists as a canvas for exhibition and self-expression. - The American Hot Rod Foundation

Deuce is the story of how and why the 1932 Ford rose to prominence as told by the renegade kids who put it there. Featuring hot rod film footage and photos from the 40's and 50's along with exclusive interviews with Billy F. Gibbons, Jay Leno, Jeff Beck, Chip Foose, John Buttera, Robert Williams, Roy Brizio and many more aficionados and experts. It is a film that captures the essence of a true American icon.


Flatfire: Destination the worlds fastest flathead

George Barris Cruisin back to the 50's

This exciting DVD produced by Westlake Entertainment and hosted by Greg Summitt cruises to Culver City in southern California where kustomizing began with George Barris, King of the Kustomizers for the Cruisin back to the 50s car show. Greg interviews George and his son Brett Barris as well as dozens of other hot rod, rat rod, muscle car and custom car owners in the show that includes some of Georges famous cars like the Batmobile and Munster Koach. Dont miss this great DVD!!
52 minutes

Barris Kustoms of the 50's

For the first time ever!!! Barris Kustoms of the 50's on DVD!! This is a brand new one hour DVD produced by Ed Gallagher of Hotrodvideo, featuring all the great kustoms to come out of the Barris shop. Join George Barris, creator of the Batmobile, Munster Koach, Beverly Hillbillies truck, the Drag-ula and many others, as he explains how he and his brother Sam pioneered kustomizing in the early days. Includes pictures and historical footage of famous kustoms like the Hirohata Merc, the Matranga Merc, the Ala Kart,the Emporer, the El Capitola, the Kopper Kart, and many others!! Includes interviews with Nick Matranga, Junior Conway, Jack Stewart, Bill Hines and Larry Watson.

NTSC format, region code 0.

George Barris's Star Cars of the 50's and 60's

Join George Barris as he takes you on a journey of his time in hollywood during the 50s and 60s and how he built these star cars for hollywood.Also included are interviews with Adam West and Butch Patrick as they explain how they worked with george and the famous cars he created.From the barris vault you wil lsee never before seen film footage and many pictures taken by george himself...Plus bonus features!! 60 minutes.

Hollywood Hot Wheels

Hot Rod Boulevard

Hot Rod Pinups
A Film by David Perry(2008)

Hot rods, hot girls, hot music, hot damn! Grammy nominated photographer David Perry teams up with Gearhead Records to release this DVD based on his best-selling book Hot Rod Pin-Ups. This 60 minute sumptuous sampler of classic 50's style pin-up girls ala Vargas features hotties working in the garage, hanging out at the drag strip and cruisin' country roads. The action is set to a smokin' soundtrack featuring Gearhead Records' roster of rock n' roll, pop and punk bands.

Hot Rod Surf Pinstriping Techniques

Join Hot Rod Surf founder, master mechanic, and freehand pinstriper Mark Whitney Mehran (MWM) at the Hot Rod Surf headquarters in San Diego, California on an entertaining and informative How To Guide of Traditional Freehand Pinstriping Techniques. MWM will personally walk you through the tools, brush skills, and designs you need to start your own wild pinstriping adventure. After you learn the basics you will follow MWM behind the scenes for a week of Hot Rod Surf Pinstriping action while he freehand pinstripes a 1932 Ford grill, a chop-top Merc, motorcycle gas tanks, and more. This technical guide gives you an action packed first hand look at what goes into hot rod style pinstriping design and application.
Running Time 1 hour and 33 minutes


Hot Rod Magazine Top 40

Land Speed Records presented by Dean Moon

Talk about history! "Land Speed Records presented by DEAN MOON" was originally produced in the 80's by Dean Moon himself and sold by MOON EQUIPMENT COMPANY. It was Dean's first produced video.
Faithfully reproduced into DVD format, all the nostalgia and goodness with low quality homemade videos has been kept intact. Certainly not up to today's standards, the content and quality of this DVD is not perfect. Please be sure to understand there are audio and video imperfections. To attempt and correct these imperfections would take away from the authenticity of the video's origin. The original produced video sold by Dean was the exact same way. Being that is was made by Dean himself, an exact copy was made without any editing.
The footage is rare, possible long lost and forgotten. It covers 60's era Land Speed Racing at Bonneville. Featured machines include the MOONLiner, MOON Dragster, Streamliners, Summers brothers "Golden Rod", Gabelich Jet-powered "Blue Flame", Breedlove rocket "Spirit of America 1" and more. Scenes include the build up of the "Golden Rod" with some of the challenges they faced at the time as well as their record land speed run into the history books.
Other footage include commercials and film clips featuring the MQQN Streamliner.

LIONS - The Greatest Drag Strip

Alongside massive power lines, refineries and accessed off the San Diego Freeway in west Long Beach, California, there once lived Lions Drag Strip, an iconic, motorized center stage, which mixed damp, ocean air with the pleasant smells of popcorn, tamales and hamburgers, plus blends of nitromethane and gas, punctuated by shrill, ear-splitting noise that rung for days. Lions "The Greatest Drag Strip" has been assembled from scores of interviews with leading racers and significant figures - amid hundreds of photos via top lensmen, family albums, plus novice and professional movies, with much never before seen footage. Part One covers the track's inception with Mickey Thompson as its first manager in 1955,through the return of nitro racing after the "fuel ban" was lifted in 1962. Via Thompson, Lions was the first to use electronic starting lights, was LA-based resulting in giant crowds, and played host to some of the largest meets in history, especially at a time when the sport was in its early, pioneering stages. A must have for all who raced or attended an event there, or simply ever heard about agruably the most mystic of all straight-line facilities. This is a definite keeper for lovers of nostalgia, who long for a well-done trip back to racing's yesteryear. Incredible film footage includes sport's first ever "live" TV broadcast on KTTV, including interviews with racers Allen "Lefty" Mudersbach, Jack Chrisman, Tom McEwen, Don Prudhomme, with Thompson and Bill Welch as emcees. Part two(sold seperately)will showcase the years 1963 until its emotional closing on December 2 1972.

Actors: C.J. Hart, John Force, Ed Iskenderian, Tommy Ivo, Jack Chrisman
Directors: Don Gillespie
Format: NTSC, Color, Full length, DVD-Video
Region: Region 1
Number of discs: 500
Rating: Not Rated
Run Time: 114 minutes

LIONS - The Greatest Drag Strip - Part Two

Episode two of (the three-part) LIONS - THE GREATEST DRAGSTRIP covers the Southern California track's wild, formative years from 1962 through 1966. The ban on nitro lifted, big fuel machines returned, Speed king, Mickey Thompson, soon handed managerial duties over to pioneer promoter, C.J."Pappy" Hart, and quarter-mile racing's floodgates were opened. A critical change in sanction (from NHRA) brought rival AHRA's epic, two-part World Championships, plus the first glimpse of swift, match race/AFX stockers. Other huge meets witnessed colossal, two-day affairs under the controversial, racer-run UDRA banner. Dragsters like the Greer-Black-(Don) Prudhomme and "TV" Tommy Ivo top fuel teans were now in the 7-second zone... Frank Cannon with 'zoomie' headers ran the 1st 200 mile-per-hour speed... stockers with carburetors switched to injectors, alcohol, then nitro. Pioneers like local standout, Jack Chrisman, added a supercharger - the funny car was born! Limits were pushed by streamlining, plus jet car oddities, sidewinders, an Allison-powered sedan, a side-mounted Chevy cycle, creation of Junior Fuel, and elevation of supercharged coupes. Toss in the match race craze like Tom McEwen-versus-Prudhomme, Stone-Woods-Cook versus "Big John" Mazmanian, stockers on Sundays, tamales with chili, an airbrushed T-shirt from Ed Roth, a wadded up Drag News in your pocket, a dim of the lights from the "roller starters" and you get some idea of what Lions was like - every single weekend!

In-depth documentary combines rare film clips and incredible photography with firsthand accounts. Long Beach, CA-based track was pivotal in the sport's early growth, with many of the great names taking part in carving history. The latest installment by veteran motorsports journalist Don Gillespie picks up speed in 1962, when nitro cars returned after a 5-year ban under founding manager, Mickey Thompson. The (1-HR, 40-MIN) presentation concludes near the end of '66, with explosive growth in dragsters, supercharged coupes, early funny cars, etc. In 1962 newly formed 7-second dragster teams included Greer-Black & (Don) Prudhomme, plus "TV" Tommy Ivo, both among more than two-dozen interviewed on camera. Roland Leong recounts his accident in the "Hawaiian". Don Garlits recalls a colorful match race involving Chris Karamesines. Rick Stewart, shown in a breathaking finish line crash, recounts waking up in the hospital as the Watts Riots began. "Wild Willie" Borsch explains how he drove his fuel altered using one hand, from uncovered audiotape. Other appearances include Tom McEwen, John Force, Gene Mooneyham, Larry Sutton, C.J. Hart, Ed Iskenderian, Ralph Guldahl, Jr., Don Prieto, Dave Wallace, Pat Foster, Paula Murphy, Ronnie Rapp, Dale Armstrong, Chris Karamesines, and many others. Top Fuel dragsters also reached 200 MPH. Match race draws included the Willys coupes of Stone-Woods-Cook versus "John" Mazmanian, the stands packed to capacity. Stockers evolved into altered wheelbase machines; carbs to injectors, gas to nitro, then blowers  and funny cars were born. Emerging, too, were breathtaking streamliners, exhibition cars, junior fuelers, gas and fuel altereds, coupes, motorcycles, etc. Mickey Thompson's departure saw C.J. "Pappy" Hart take over, whom promptly ended NHRA sanction. Soon, epic, rival AHRA dual stocker/dragster championships took place, plus the racer-formed UDRA held a series of events of similar national caliber.

Actors: John Force, Don Garlits, C.J. Hart, Don Prudhomme, "TV" Tommy Ivo
Producers: Don Gillespie
Format: Color, Collector's Edition, Full length
Region: Region 1
Number of discs: 1
Rating: G
Run Time: 110 minutes

LIONS - The Greatest Drag Strip - Part Three

The third and final Lions The Greatest Drag Strip DVD is now available, following its debut during the NHRA Hot Rod Reunion, in Bakersfield, Calif.
The nearly two-hour (110-mi.) video documentary on the revered, southern California based Lions Drag Strip, by longtime photojournalist, Don Gillespie, covers a critical and history-changing period from late 1966 to its closing in December 1972.
The episode is hosted by Jon Lundberg The Voice of Drag Racing, and narrated by Rick Carlson. More than 40 individuals have speaking parts throughout, including the sports leading pioneer drivers, manufacturers and key track workers, such as Don Garlits, Ed Iskenderian, Hayden Proffitt, Gas Ronda, Bill Maverick Golden, Robert Bones Balogh, Carl Olson, Sush Matsubara, Tom McEwen, Pat Foster, Dale Pulde, Don Long, C. J. Hart, and Larry Sutton.
Others include: T.C. Lemons, Roland Leong, Steve Reyes, Doug Kruse, Ed Lenarth, Don Prieto, Ralph Guldahl Jr., Bob Muravez, Tim Kraushaar, Dave Wallace Jr., Wayne King, Harry Hibler, Mike Thermos, Greg Sharp, Willie Borsch, John Ewald, Frank Fedak, Tom West, Doug Hayes, Tommy Ivo, Gerry Glenn, Bill Schultz, Chuck Finders, Don Irvin, Mickey Williams, Ron Capps, Mashie Mishalko, and Dan Radlauer.
The project required more than seven years to accumulate not only the interviews, but also the hundreds of rare photos, film clips, and extensive research.
The final episode begins with nitro racings version of a heavyweight bout, as Top Fuel dragsters fight the growing trend of AFX and early Funny Cars.
Huge meets ensued. Top Fuel scored big with the United States Professional Dragster Championships. Funny Cars countered with the Drag Racing Magazine East-West meet, and epic AHRA Winter Nationals, featuring a 32-car field.
Innovation led to quicker ETs and speeds. Funny Cars roared into the 7-second zone. Top Fuelers blazed past 220 miles-per-hour. With increased performance came danger. Straining clutches and superchargers resulted in spectacular fires, wheelstands and crashes, with drivers in extreme peril.
One of the more dramatic segments depicts the AHRA Grand American in early 1970, when Top Fuel legend Big Daddy Don Garlits lost part of his right foot in a horrific starting line transmission explosion. Graphic film of the incident, shot by a spectator, surfaced only recently. Garlits recounts the incident, plus his equally stunning return months later with a rear-engine dragster that likewise changed the sport forever.
Weekly campaigners included Jr. Fuel and Gas Dragsters, AA/Gas Supercharged, AA/Fuel Altered, Injected Funny Cars, plus wild exhibition vehicles, like Bill Maverick Golden, who tells of a memorable match with his Little Red Wagon Dodge wheelstander.
Manager C.J. Hart departed in 1971, replaced by innovator, Steve Evans, who switched from AHRA to NHRA sanction, and produced events like the giant Grand Premier, which saw the tracks largest number of incidents. Incredible film clips include a wheelstand and crash by Gary Burgin, plus the sports first over-backwards flip of a rearengine dragster by the Penner & Beach fueler, and a truly frightening fire by Bob McFarlands Funny Car, captured on movie film by veteran lensman Paul Sadler at the edge of the sand trap.
When noise complaints spelled the end in December 1972, Lions held the racing equivalent of Woodstock, with The Last Drag Race, a colossal, fitting, yet tear-filled end to one of the sports most historic, and revered tracks.

Mad Fabricators Volume 5

Over 3 hours of Mad Fabricators Madness on a 2 disk DVD set!! FEATURING...


1. Ionia Hot Rods
2. 32 Anniversary at GNRS
3. The Wonderful World of Mark Moriarity
4. Lonestar Round up 2007
5. Richie's 32 Survivor
6. Pride Of The Champ 2006
7. Dirty Donny
8.Rockabilly Rod Reuninon


1. Johnny's 29 Survivor
2. Billetproof Detroit / Cali 2006
3. Lil Dough 34 Survivor
4. The Revolution 2007
5. Gearhead Magazine
6. Bill Michaelson
7. Von Dutch / Roth Auction
8. Credits / Car fun
BONUS FOOTAGE Trailers / Music Videos

Ohio George Montgomery

George's life story in his own words.  You'll hear about how he began in drag racing, see photos of his first cars, watch footage of his famous "East Meets West" drag race against the Stone, Woods & Cook Willys and more.  Find out in this 51 minute video how and why the GASSER Malco came about, see rare footage of his 1969 Mr. Gasket car, the development of the turbo and find out what happened to the "World's Fastest Willys."

Tailfins and Two Tone

Tailfins and Two Tone, 60 Minutes, The Ultimate '55, '56, '57 Chevy documentary with music by Dion & the Belmonts and Jerry Lee Lewis. Insightful interviews, TV commercials from the period and visits to Route 66 help describe how mid-50's Chevies remain among the most popular collector cars ever.

The Car That Ate My Brain


The History of Hot Rods - The Definative Story

The Road to Bonneville

Join hot rod builder and filmmaker Brian Darwas as he rides shot gun with two of the most significantly influential hot rod builders of this generation for an epic cross country adventure that you will want to experience again and again. You've heard the stories and you've seen the photographs, but now for the first time you can ride along side of Ken Schmidt and Keith Cornell of The Rolling Bones as they travel over 2,300 miles, through ten states from New York to Nevada in their famous 1932 Ford Coupes, "The Wicked Sisters."

Pit next to The Hop Up Race Team and The Bean Bandits at what most people consider to be the birth place of hot rodding, The Bonneville Salt Flats. Watch Dan Parker and the other members of The Rolling Bones Race Team hit the salt for Speed Week. Get on the ground with Keith Cornell while he swaps the gears out of a vintage Halibrand rear and stand next to Ken Schmidt as he gets under the hood to re-jet carbs between runs! Peer over the shoulder of renown hot rod photographer Peter Vincent while he shoots two of the world's most beautiful hot rods in one of the world's most beautiful settings, and witness The Rolling Bones hop in George Poteet's '32 roadster and hit speeds of up to 175 miles per hour!

Get an in depth look inside the shop at Greenfield Center in New York. Go down to the Maxton Monster Mile in North Carolina for a test run, and travel all the way across the country to Bonneville for the time trails at Speed Week. This film is a true lesson in hot rodding that is not to be missed!

- Feature run time approx. 61 minutes
- Over 45 minutes of bonus features!

The Way It Really Was The Rough Cut

Vintage footage from the olden days of hot rodding! Featuring drag racing and dr lake racing hot rods at Bonneville, El Mirage, Lions Dragstrip, Santa Ana Dragstrip and more. Featuring Gene Winfield, Big Daddy Garlits and other. Footage from the 1950s and 1960s, when hot rodding was REALLY dangerous!!

Running Time:1 hour 50 mins

True Hot Rodding

A DVD by Cruisin Mag made on the elements of what true hot rodding is and was.

Worlds Greatest Custom Show

Gleaming paintwork, sparkling chrome, intricate detail, engines you could eat off! ....the Grand National Roadster Show in Oakland, California has it all. We show you a feast of tasty trucks, stunning two-wheelers such as Bob Lowe's winning Harley, the unique 18ft long Fageol and the Oldsmobile Aurora V8 record-car. And of course the hot rod section where innovation springs from as far back as the 1920s and the Model-T Ford. We also pay tribute to Arlen Ness and meet the big names in the custom world - John D'Agostino, Trans-Am champion Tom Kendall, George Barris and ZZ Topp's Billy Gibbons.