Daytona 500

232385
Date
1962
Collection
Video
Description
This film has action-packed scenes from the 1962 Daytona 500, including crashes and driver "Fireball" Roberts in the winners circle. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
Video Details
1:29; B&W; sound; V-234 AA529, S. 828

Twelve Hours of Sebring

232415
Date
1970
Collection
Video
Description
This film captures the excitement of the 1970 12-hour endurance race at Sebring. It features Mario Andretti, Dan Gurney, Jackie Ickx, Pedro Rodriguez, and celebrity driver/actor Steve McQueen. There is non-stop racing action as Ferrari driver Mario Andretti barely escapes with the lead over Steve Mc...
Video Details
22:30; color; sound; DA089, S. 828

American Challenge at Daytona and Sebring

252874
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows sports car races, including the Daytona Continental 2000K Race and the Sebring 12-hour Grand Prix. Footage shows Dan Gurney driving a Shelby Ford GT Cobra and a Lotus IV; another featured driver is Bob Bondurant. The Sebring race includes the Chaparral Car, a LeMans start, and the Go...
Video Details
27:50; color; sound; V-23 DA007; S. 828

Daytona 500

252975
Date
Feb-64
Collection
Video
Description
This film has scenes of pre-race time trials, including several crashes and spinouts. It uses a camera mounted behind a driver in some shots. Then, viewers see scenes of a race, a car and a mechanic on fire during a pit stop, and winner, Tiny Lund, celebrating his victory. Produced by FDC.
Video Details
2:00; b&w; sound; V-100 AA116; S. 828

Daytona 500

267714
Date
1962
Collection
Video
Description
Video Details
01:45; B&W; sound; AA174; V-251
Type
Image

Daytona Beach Footage

267699
Collection
Video
Description
This film opens with automobiles driving on Daytona Beach, then moves to the Daytona Speedway and footage of automobile racing, occasional shots of spectators, and pit stops. Near the end of the film, shots of boating, water skiing and golf, are randomly interjected into the footage.
Video Details
22:21; color; silent; CA210; V-250

FLORIDA SHOWCASE ABROAD

253091
Date
1963
Collection
Video
Video Details
1:15; b&w; silent; V-13 AA075; S.828
Description
A Greyhound bus serves as a display of information on Florida at the LeMans auto race in France.

SEBRING

253436
Date
15-Dec-59
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:50; color; silent; V-203 P99-10 (Reel 2)
Description
This film begins with footage from the Sebring 12-hour race. Drivers sprint to their cars in a LeMans-style start. Racing footage follows, with good detail of some exotic race cars. The film ends with footage of two men fishing in a marshy area.

ANTIQUE CAR MEET AT ORMOND BEACH

252880
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:35; color; sound; V-17 CA132; S. 828
Description
This is a film about the annual antique car meet at Ormond Beach. Old cars, some very rare, some driven by people in costumes, race through obstacle courses and along the beach. They have an awards presentation. Produced by McDavitt of Daytona Beach; sponsored by the Birthplace of Speed Association ...

FLORIDA SHOWCASE: BUS STORY

253092
Date
14-Nov-63
Collection
Video
Video Details
6:45; b&w; sound; V-117 BA116; S.828
Description
This film tells how a Greyhound bus was provided to FDC to showcase Florida. There are scenes of the bus in Minneapolis, MN and Augusta, ME. Another bus was shipped from Jacksonville to Europe. Viewers see the bus at the LeMans race in France. Produced by FDC.

THE WINNING RIDE

253638
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
17:40; color; sound; V-81 CA101; S. 828
Description
The head of this film is missing. The film describes the Daytona Speedway and Daytona 500, showing cars prepared in garages on the site. Viewers see practice and time trials. Drivers Roger Ward, A.J. Foyt, Parnelli Jones, Fireball Roberts, Junior Johnson, Lee Petty and Richard Petty are seen. Trials...

SPORTS CAR RACE AT PENSACOLA

253523
Date
Early 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
1:03; b&w; silent; V-233 AA437; S. 828
Description
Ferraris, Porsches and a Shelby Cobra battle it out on a Pensacola racetrack. The winning driver receives a kiss from a pretty girl. Also see AA448 for more footage from this event. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.

THE ELLIOT STORY

253004
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:05; color; sound; V-3 CA070; S. 828
Description
This film shows a retired couple exploring the Daytona Beach area. In this fictitious account, the couple looks around by taking off in a Beechcraft Bonanza for an aerial view. Later, they see shopping areas, homes and churches. They see an antique car and the races. Then, they see dog racing, jai-a...

FIESTA OF FIVE FLAGS

253017
Date
1963
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:00; b&w; sound; V-3 BA078; S. 828
Description
This is footage of a Pensacola civic celebration. There are reenactments, costumes, pageants and parades. The film shows an open house at the Naval Aviation Museum, an air show including Navy Skydive Demonstration Team "The Shooting Stars" under round parachutes, and the Blue Angels. There is also a...

DAYTONA BEACH RESORT AREA: THE AFFORDABLE FLORIDA

252974
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:20; color; sound; V-22 BA053; S. 828
Description
This is one of the few tourism films to use synch sound with the models. It features three couples: one retired, one with two children and a young married couple. They frolic in the surf, fish and shop. Viewers see attractions, nightlife and all of the usual pastimes. The film shows some old-time fo...

FLORIDA FOR FUN AND PICTURES

253058
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
26:15; color; sound; V-6 DA019; S. 828
Description
This film shows a steamboat replica on the Suwannee River, shell collecting on Sanibel Island, an Ormond Beach antique car, races at Daytona, and other scenes on a tour of Florida. Every now and then someone is seen taking movies or still photos. There is good NASA footage of activity at Cape Canave...

FLORIDA: SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW

253094
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-9 CA135; S.828
Description
This film shows many forms of transportation through the years. It then shows St. Augustine, Pensacola, Fort Pickens, Pensacola Beach, Panama City Beach, Florida Caverns, the Old Capitol, Killearn Gardens, Jacksonville, Fort Clinch in Fernandina, Orlando, Bok Tower, beach buggies on Daytona Beach an...

FLORIDA STATE FAIR AND GASPARILLA CELEBRATION

253097
Date
Feb-53
Collection
Video
Video Details
24:30; color; sound; V-7 DA003; S.828
Description
The 48th Annual Florida State Fair includes the Gasparilla Pirate Celebration in which men dress as pirates and sail into Tampa Bay. Parades, circus acts, produce displays, industry displays and livestock displays from all over the state are shown. Viewers see a car race and car stunts. The film als...

SURPRISING ST. PETE

253544
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
15:25; color; sound; V-74 CA087; S. 828
Description
This film shows fun in the sun in St. Petersburg. Viewers see the Sunshine Skyway (two spans) and the City Pier. People fish, golf, ski, play tennis and ride horses. The film shows Kids and Kubs Softball Teams made up of men over 75 years old. There is lots of sailing, some scuba, and visits to the ...

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