|Qualifying Races for the Daytona 500, 1964||Qualifying Races for the Daytona 500, 1964||Automobiles, Racing|
Racetracks (Automobile racing) -- Florida -- Volusia County -- Daytona Beach
Automobile racing -- Florida -- Volusia County -- Daytona Beach
Qualifying Races for the Daytona 500, 1964
- Sixty-nine drivers compete for 50 spots in the 1964 Daytona 500 at Daytona Beach. Some drivers spin out or crash, and one car catches fire. Ford driver Tiny Lund wins the race and is greeted by his wife and Miss Firebird.
|Ski to the Fair||Ski to the Fair||Boating|
Ski to the Fair
- This film documents a group of skiers as they make a 17-day trip on water skis to the New York World's Fair. Along the way they promote St. Petersburg as a town for "young and old alike." The narrator, Communications Chief Jim Gray, describes the intention of the trip, the difficulties the skiers and boat drivers encounter and each place the skiers stop and speak with the press. The skiers go south through Venice and Fort Myers before cutting across the state via the Okeechobee Waterway. The group then travels up Florida's Atlantic coast, stopping in Jensen Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Jacksonville Beach and Fernandina. They continue along the coast stopping in other states before reaching the Statue of Liberty and New York City. This 1,600 mile trip by amateur skiers ends with a performance at the World's Fair Marina. Produced by FDC; sponsored by St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce.
|fvc912||Skiing in Dixie||White, Ken|
Annual Dixie Water Ski Tournament
American Water Ski Association
Florida Development Commission
Skiing in Dixie
- This narrated film covers the 18th Annual Dixie Water Ski Tournament, held by the American Water Ski Association at Cypress Gardens. The courses involve trick riding, slalom and jumping. Skiers featured include: "Joker" Osborn; Ken White; Joe Cash; Mike Osborn; Buster McCalla; Paul Merrill; Jimmy Jackson; and Ron Marks. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
|State Senator Beth Johnson on Amendment 3, 1963||State Senator Beth Johnson on Amendment 3, 1963||Water conservation -- Florida|
Outdoor recreation -- Florida
Women legislators -- Florida
State Senator Beth Johnson on Amendment 3, 1963
- State Senator Beth Johnson urges voters to pass Amendment 3 to the Florida Constitution which designates land for recreation and water conservation purposes. She emphasizes the need for foresight on environmental issues, especially water conservation. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
|fvc921||Tomorrow's Treasures||Marine biology--Research|
Oceanographic research stations--Florida
- 1967 (circa)
- This film begins with underwater scenes of a treasure chest and a sailboat moving through the water. This is followed with an introduction by Governor Claude Kirk, in which he describes the many advantages Florida has with regard to marine research and marine resources. The film goes on to list the many marine institutions and industries devoted to research and resources in Florida. Produced by the Florida Development Commission, and Advantage Inc., Ft. Lauderdale.
|fvc915||Under Florida Stars||Florida Caverns|
Stephen Foster Memorial
Under Florida Stars
- This film highlights the various camping opportunities around Florida. It focuses on the comfortable amenities at State Park campgrounds, as well as the historical and naturally beautiful locations for camping in Florida. Sites shown include: Fort Pickens; Fort Clinch; Florida Caverns; Stephen Foster Memorial; the Suwannee River; Manatee Springs; Highlands Hammock; and Everglades National Park. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
|Under Florida Stars, ca. 1960||Under Florida Stars, ca. 1960||National parks and reserves--Florida--Everglades|
Boats and boating--Florida
Under Florida Stars, ca. 1960
- 1960 (circa)
- This film shows camping and recreation areas available in Florida during the 1960s. There are scenes of state parks, national forests and national parks, including Fort Clinch, Florida Caverns, Everglades National Park and Apalachicola National Forest. Families are shown enjoying park facilities and recreational activities during their camping trips. Two Boy Scouts canoe down the Suwannee River from the Stephen Foster Memorial to Manatee Springs State Park, and they see the paddle wheel replica “Suwannee Belle” and camp at Suwannee River State Park. At Highlands Hammock, a guide feeds marshmallows to an alligator to entertain a tour group. Finally, a young couple on their honeymoon visit Everglades National Park and boat to a campsite on an island in the Florida Keys. Produced by LeRoy Crooks; sponsored by the Florida Development Commission, American Thermos Products Company, Crosby Aeromarine Company and Johnson Motors.