Old Time Racing (Part 2) - Peace Haven Speedway, Bowman Gray Stadium, & VIR
This 8mm film shows early NASCAR racing at Peace Haven Speedway in Winston-Salem, NC from April 27, 1953 - A.M.A. Motorcycle racing at Dixie Classic Fairgrounds in Winston-Salem, NC from 1954 - NASCAR racing at Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, NC from January 8, 1955 (Tobacco Bowl) - Exotic Car racing at Virginia International Raceway from 1959. There are two parts to this film - Part 1 is all Peace Haven Speedway 1954 (10:23). Part 2 includes a short clip of Peace Haven Speedway (:26), a short clip of motorcycles at the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds in Winston-Salem (:22), a long clip of Bowman Gray Stadium (4:35), and a very long clip of Exotic Car racing at Virginia International Raceway (7:58). The Bowman Gray Stadium footage is mixed between Sportsman and Amateur clips. The Sportsman cars had large white lettered decals on their roofs. Drivers in this (Part 2) Bowman Gray Sportsman footage - Curtis Turner #22A (winner) Pee Wee Jones #9 Glenn Wood #22 Bobby Myers #14 Billy Myers #4 Ted Swaim #99 Slim Rominger #48 Johnny Roberts #7 Speedy Thompson #72 Ralph Ligouri #17 Joe Weatherly #19 Jim Paschal #80 Wendell Scott
1952 Nascar Daytona Beach Race
This film demonstrates how far we have come in automotive safety and racing. This is from the former Speedvision TV network's series "Victory Circle". Recorded approx. 1998.
One of Danvilles most famous native sons has a face that is recognizable not only among scholars of black history, but also among longtime NASCAR fans. Thats because Wendell Scott is known as the man who broke the color barrier in stock car racing - and he did so in 1963 when he became the first (and still the only) black driver to win a race in what is now the Sprint Cup Series. Narrated by his son Franklin Scott, who serves as principal at a North Carolina middle school, this story looks at the highlights of Wendell Scotts racing career. Facing racial prejudice among not only some of the NASCAR fans, but also fellow drivers and NASCAR officials, Scott eventually won most of his critics over with his mild manners, his eagerness to help others, and his leave-em-in-the-dust racing skills.