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

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

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

Traveling outside of Florida in the 1920s

322153
Date
1920s
Collection
Video
Description
This home movie captures the daily life of a family with young children living in an unidentified mountainous region sometime during the 1920s. This home movie captures the daily life of a family with young children living in an unidentified mountainous region sometime during the 1920s. An African-A...
Video Details
3:39; B&W; silent; S13_H264

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

Daytona 500

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

TALLAHASSEE MODEL A RESTORERS CLUB

253554
Date
1972
Collection
Video
Video Details
1:43; Color; silent; V-185 AA343; S.1239
Description
This film features members of the Tallahassee Model A Restorers Club in a park with their antique automobiles. There is a close-up of a 1925 license plate that reads "Horseless Carriage." Then, a young lady dressed in 1920s era clothing demonstrates the proper method of climbing into a "rumble seat....

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.

FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL #2

253063
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
12:00; b&w; silent; V-135
Description
This film contains accident scenes showing dead and injured people being removed from wrecked cars and damaged automobiles being pulled from ditches.

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.

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY HOMECOMING PARADE

253115
Date
1955
Collection
Video
Video Details
10:55; color; silent; V-240 BA337; S. 1239
Description
This is excellent color footage of the 1955 FSU homecoming parade in Tallahassee. Several elaborately constructed floats and a fine selection of vintage automobiles are included.

TWO ON AN ISLAND

253586
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:30; b&w; sound; V-43 AA097; S. 828
Description
A young couple drives their Chevy Impala Convertible, towing an outboard motorboat, for a visit to Fort DeSoto Park. They enjoy the beach and the Fort, launch their boat at the public ramp, find a place to hang out feeding the gulls and tanning, and then return.

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 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...

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 ...

ELECTRIC CAR/ MG CAR SHOW

253003
Date
29-Oct-75
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:42; color; sound and silent; V-222 BA359; S.1239
Description
This film shows footage of an electric car in operation. The owner describes how the vehicle works and contests that electric cars are better for the environment and more energy-efficient than vehicles that operate on internal combustion engines. The film has additional footage of an MG automobile s...

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.

CARS OF YESTERDAY

252930
Date
Aug-61
Collection
Video
Video Details
8:28; color; silent; V-91 BA039; S. 828
Description
This film is outtakes from Horn's Cars of Yesterday in Sarasota, including interiors and exteriors.

FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL #29

253070
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:12; b&w; silent; V-136
Description
This film seems to have a drivers' education theme. There are scenes of classes, a parade, eye examinations, license printing and stock car racing.

HOME MOVIE

253239
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
6:21; color; silent; V-151
Description
This film starts at the corner of 30th St. and 4th Ave. N., showing a residential area. There is a woman in a yard and a maid watering grass. The film has camera shots from a car and from a military airplane. This is probably not footage of Florida.

HOME MOVIE

253240
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
3:22; b&w and color; silent; V-151
Description
This film shows people, the majority of which are children, gathered in a park. It switches over to a line of new cars, all alike, driving down a road. It also shows a large group at a cookout on the beach.

SUN, SAND, AND SPORTS

253537
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:50; b&w; sound; V-41 AA089; S. 828
Description
The title says "Starring Ten Little Coeds, One Big Coach, and a Beautiful Beach." The group heads for Clearwater Beach from the University of Florida campus in a new Lincoln Continental convertible. They play volleyball and frolic in the surf. Produced by FDC.

MAGIC LAND OF FLOWERS

253307
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
In this film, two young couples arrive in a Mustang convertible at Sunken Gardens in St. Petersburg. A group of college students stage a luau in the gardens wearing waistcloths and leis. One dances the hula and three of the girls frolic in the garden pool. Floral scenes are interspersed throughout.
Video Details
4:57; color; sound; V-108 AA128; S. 828

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...

THE MOVING CHALLENGE

253338
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
15:15; color; sound; V-206 CA283; S. 828
Description
This film emphasizes the Florida Department of Transportation's role in shaping Florida's future. It details the department's responsibilities, especially the integration of the entire transportation matrix: air, rail, ship and auto. Futuristic transportation devices such as a fan-propelled high spe...

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...

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...

GASPARILLA '54 AND ROAD CONSTRUCTION

253144
Date
Feb-54
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:15; color; silent; V-112 BA026; S. 828
Description
This film begins with shots of the Old Capitol and other state office buildings. Subsequent scenes include floats and marching bands. There are points of view from a car driving down a single lane road. Viewers also see a waterfront scene with a Navy ship coming into view and the exterior of a jai-a...

GLASS BOTTOM BOATS AT SILVER SPRINGS

253151
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
12:50; color; sound; V-5 CA050; S. 828
Description
This film shows the features of Silver Springs. It includes "actors" who are supposed to be filming an old-time slapstick comedy with pie-in-the-face scenes. It shows the glass-bottom boats on the river, the view through the boat glass and scenes of underwater filming. A "symphony" tune is played du...

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