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Funny Car Summer(1978)
Fireman Jim Dunn, who dreams of becoming a professional race car driver, uses an experimental funny car in competition while travelling across the western United States. Follow Jim's rubber-burning quest in this documentary filled with exciting racing footage. 98 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
First seen in IMAX theatres, this death-defying documentary puts you in the driver's seat for a 200-plus-mph experience. Along with visits to some of the world's top tracks, you'll also see Mario and Michael Andretti put together a state-of-the-art car for Michael to drive at the PPG CART World Series. Paul Newman narrates. 60 min. ... more
Gentlemen...er, ladies start your engines! This fascinating documentary explores the accomplishments achieved by women in the traditionally male-dominated world of auto racing. Along with dramatic competition footage, the program also takes you behind the wheel for profiles of such pioneering racers as Shawna Robinson, Janet Guthrie ... more
Street racing and slick, expensive sports cars have become incredibly popular in Asian culture. The phenomenon isn't any more evident than in this compilation of footage from two of the most exhilarating Teckademics programs, "JDM Mischief, Vol. 2: Attack of the Killer Tuners!!!" and "Teckademics: Mischief V: Dynasty." Witness all of ... more
Some of the most stunning automobiles ever made are featured in this action-packed program that will appeal to gearheads and novice car fans alike. Along with an introduction to the wonderful world of rallying, you'll learn about the history of the pastime and hear from such acclaimed racers as Colin McRae and Bjorn Waldegard. ... more
Strap yourself in for the ultimate in street drag-racing with this tire-screeching, heart-pounding program that features hot cars, hotter girls and a turbo-charged escape from the cops. With music by The Deal, Gentry & Mr. Rane Gangsta' Rock, Glass Eater, 410-Dragons, T.Heck.No, and Dynamite Boy. 35 min.
Do you like to feel the wind rushing by you? Do you have a need for speed? If you like to drive dangerously, you'd better check out this incredible collection of jaw-dropping crashes that offers a glimpse into how not to handle the motorways. Includes bone-crushing footage filmed during professional race events that has to be seen to ... more
Follow Bam Margera, Tony Hawk, Ryan Dunn, and the rest of the gang--if you dare--as they participate in the famous Gumball Rally 3000, a spectacular race around the world from London to Los Angeles. Racing fans will love seeing the supercars in action, and "Jackass" fans won't be disappointed as the contestants engage in some outrageously ... more
Gods Of Destruction(2004)
It's a tradition that's as American as apple pie! Join the rowdiest racers from the International Demolition Derby Association as they demonstrate the superb skills of their souped-up automotive wonders. Along with exciting race footage, this program also features interviews with the fearless drivers and a revealing look at the stock-car ... more
Filmed at the Spring Break Nationals in Daytona Beach, this rip-roaring program presents a look at wild and wonderful customized import cars. As the amazing automobiles compete in a contest to see which vehicle is modified with the best bling and lighting systems, you'll witness a collection of astonishing pimped-up rides. 60 min. ... more
Youngsters who dream of NASCAR racing add fuel to their ambitions by participating in karting, a sport regarded as the "Little League of professional racing." This acclaimed, exciting documentary follows three competitors ages 11 to 13--two boys and a girl--as they aim to capture the championship title in the World Karting Association's ... more
The world of Formula One racing is explored in this documentary focusing on the federation's approach to the dangers of the fast-paced auto racing sport. Featuring examinations of such incidents as Jim Clark's tragic 1968 crash at Hockenheim, the 1996 Melbourne wreck involving Martin Brundle, and more, this explosive film poses uncomfortable ... more
If you think rush hour's crazy, wait until you see this high-octane compilation of the world's most reckless racing rookies tearing up the tracks. Featuring astonishingly dangerous maneuvers with hot rods, motorcycles, semis, vans, and other tricked-out vehicles, this program is one wild and wooly ride. 86 min. Soundtrack: English.
Take a look at this spectacular assembly of dragsters and stock cars from the mid-'60s. In "Race Against Time" and "Drag Racers' Holiday," you'll see the 1966 and 1968 Nationals and watch vintage "muscle machines" in action. In addition to the hot cars, viewers will also get to witness the beauty of the Hurst Shifter Girl. Remember ... more
"1963 National Championship Drag Races" and "Big Go USA 1965" are two rare drag racing films that revisit the golden era of the dragster. Fans will witness classic muscle cars from the Winter Nationals in Pomona, California, and the Spring Nationals in Bristol, Tennessee. See the Hemi Under Glass, Ramchargers, the Flintstone Flyer, ... more
If it spits up dirt on the racetrack, you'll see it in this high-speed documentary which crosses the country in search of the most exciting drag racing, dune buggy, motorcycle and tractor pull competitors burning up the ground in down and dirty thrills. Features exciting footage with Parnelli Jones, Rick Mears, Mickey Thompson, and ... more
At the time of his fatal crash behind the wheel in 1994, Brazilian racer Ayrton Senna was regarded as one of the greatest Formula One drivers who ever lived, and time has done nothing to diminish that. This memorable documentary portrait utilizes copious archival news and home video footage of Senna, interspersed with interviews of ... more
Behind The Monsters(2007)
As wicked cool as monster trucks are, they're really only as awesome as the driver behind the wheel. In this adrenaline-fueled program, you'll see not only some of the finest automotive behemoths in southern California and Laughlin, Nevada, you'll also meet the daredevils who expertly maneuver them towards crowd-pleasing destruction. ... more
Five decades of NASCAR excitement are featured in this spectacular two-disc commemorative salute to the Daytona 500. First, relive Ryan Newman's come-from-behind 2008 victory in an interactive format that lets you view the action from a variety of angles and hear different commentaries on the race. You'll also enjoy a review of the ... more
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to spend a day with celebrated NASCAR champ Jeff Gordon? Find out with this fantastic documentary that was filmed over the course of 24 hours to show you what Gordon is really like--both on and off the raceway. Along with some adrenaline-fueled driving footage, you'll see #33 hanging out ... more
Considered the halcyon years of stock cars, the 1955 and 1956 Southern 500 races from Darlington are highlighted here. These are the last battles between independent and factory teams. Amazing race footage is included with legendary drivers such as Herb Thomas, Buck Baker and Fireball Roberts. See the tough track become nearly impossible ... more
Two films chronicle the transition at Daytona from the old highway and beach track to asphalt. "Speed in the Sun" takes viewers to the 1958 speed week where all makes take on the NASCAR measured mile. Then, it's on to the last Grand National race for convertibles held on the beach. Next, "From Sand to Speedway 1959" features more measured ... more
Two films detail the early history of NASCAR. "Race to Live" features road racing from Elgin, Illinois, in the 1930s to Daytona, Florida, in 1962. Many different tracks from 1959 to 1961 are covered, as well as drivers including Cotten Owens, Richard Petty and others. Next, "Glory Road" highlights the Modified Sportsmen class of 1961 ... more
Kiefer Sutherland narrates this thrilling 3-D IMAX film that puts you in the center of the action with footage of cars being put together, the hard-working pit crews, the dedicated fans, and, of course, the dazzling smash-ups. Includes appearances by Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Tony Stewart, Matt Kenseth, Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, and many ... more
One of the greatest NASCAR racers of all time, Dale Earnhardt, Sr. is celebrated in this five-disc set that features 10 of his most incredible achievements. Watch as "The Intimidator" drives his way to the Winner's Circle in the 1984 Talladega 500, the 1989 Southern 500, the 1995 Brickyard 400, his final victory at the 2000 Winston ... more
Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, and other top NASCAR talents are featured in rip-roaring coverage of nearly a year of Nextel Cup competition; includes footage from 36 high-octane races. 80 min. Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; DVD-ROM content.
Buckle up, you're going for the ride of your life! Uncensored and unauthorized by NASCAR, this look at the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing is a thrill-a-minute expose detailing the trade secrets of the sport's most accomplished champions and the incredible dangers associated with such high-speed competition. ... more
They would have been moonshine runners in the 1950s, but today they're international superstars. This exhilarating documentary focuses on the men who took car racing from the back roads of rural America and transformed it into the phenomenon that is NASCAR. Features interviews with famed drivers Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Jeff ... more
Narrated by Kevin Costner, this documentary from CMT examines how the Petty family has dominated motorsports for four generations. Through race footage, archival photos, and interviews with Richard Petty, Kyle Petty, Adam Petty, and others, you'll learn how the tight-knit clan became NASCAR royalty and inspired fans and drivers alike. ... more