- Release Date: 1st January 1964
- Asset ID: 803441
- Synopsis: A drag racing day in the USA in 1964 with shots of the races, spectators and Sydney Allard of the UK's Allard Motor Company interviewing a car owner. A Castrol Film.
- Shotlist: 00:00:37 START cars parked at racing ground. Sign 'Dragsters'. Pan over drag racing cars. Caption 'Dragstrip' over shot of track from POV moving racing car. Caption 'A Castrol Film' over trav of side of racing car. CUs of advertising on red '30s car. Mechanic in white overalls fixing car. CUs of parts of racing cars. CU of the panic button. Shots of spectators and competitors. 00:01:54 Car driving R to L along track, driver in silver asbestos fire suit gets out. Shot of man in racing car being pushed by group of people and a child. 00:02:13 WS of sitting spectators. Car starting race, man waving flag. WSs of cars on track. 00:02:52 Low racing car takes off, shots of it on track. 00:03:10 Motorbike takes off, camera follows in on track. 00:03:23 Shot of a man sitting on a racing cart, takes off, camera follows it on track. 00:03:43 Man sitting in his yellow sports car with white helmet. View from behind as he takes off, camera follows it on track. 00:04:03 CU of car wheel, camera pans out to red '30s car with logos. Starts race, camera follows it. 00:04:24 Vox pops of why spectators come - MLSs Woman holding child, man in cap, etc. 00:04:57 CU of man holding wheels next to starting line. Back shot of British dragster starting pulling off. Side shot of two GB dragsters racing. 00:05:08 Low white racing car. Shot from behind as it takes off, lots of smoke comes out of the back, five men watching from a car at the starting line. 00:05:28 MLS Sydney Allard of Allard Motor Company presenting to camera. Interviews car owner. CUs of engines. 00:06:51 Men holding parachute for car. Shot of white racing car on track, parachute opens. 00:07:16 View of old-fashioned blue car from behind as it starts race. Side shot as it races on track and parachute opens. More shots of cars taking off, racing against each other and parachutes opening. 00:08:13 Closing credits. Castrol logo, caption 'The masterpiece in oils'. 00:08:32 END.
- Production Company: None
- Licensing Restrictions: Please note that this film may include footage and/or music sourced from multiple rights holders. For information on re-use of content in a new production, please contact BPVL@bp.com
- Viewing Restrictions: Public
- Format: BetaSP_Small
- Alternative Language Notes: None