- TITLE: Indy '64 and Monza Challenge
- RELEASE DATE: 01/01/1964
- SYNOPSIS: Two rally films: the Indianapolis 500 from 1964 and the Monza Challenge in Italy.
- BP ASSET ID: 803392
- VIEWING RESTRICTIONS: Public
- LICENSING RESTRICTIONS: None
- PRODUCTION COMPANY: None
- COLOUR: Colour
- ALTERNATIVE LANGUAGE NOTES: None
- FORMAT: BetaSP_Large
- SHOTLIST: The film about the Indianapolis 500 features footage before the race in the pits and GVs around the circuits and lots of practice footage. (At 00:04:30 cars spin out of control and some crash and at 00:05:25 a car crash and catches on fire during practice.) There is also footage of the time trials which is just one car on the track at a time. At 00:14:36 is race day there are aerial views of the grounds and track with all the spectators and GVs around the paddocks. There is also footage of the cars on the grid and a parade lap with aerial views. During the large amount of race footage (at 00:17:00) there is a large explosion as cars crash. (Eddie Sachs and Dave MacDonald were both killed in the incident). The track is cleared and the race resumes. This film finishes at 00:27:40. The Monza Challenge film (B&W) starts at 00:28:00 and is situated at the speed oval in Northern Italy, the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza. The film follows the competitors and the tyre company Firestone who are creating new tyres for the Monza Challenge that "smashes the tyre barrier". The race itself was described as mass suicide by the Drivers Union at the time. Drivers competing in the race were Phil Cheesburg, A.J. Poytt, Jimmy Clark, Bobby Marshman and Jack Brabham. The film features footage in and around the pits and a great deal of race footage.