This is a 1970’s era, color movie that opens with race cars going around a racetrack. The movie is called Formula Vee racing and it is about the Formula Vee class racecar. It was directed by Kenneth Baldwin and sponsored by Volkswagen of America. Formula Vee began in 1963 and was formed in an effort to emphasize driver ability over technological development of the car. The concept was to provide an inexpensive, reliable, and competitive race car for everyone to be able to race.In 1963, SCCA officially recognized Formula Vee as a racing class.Formula Vee has continued to be one of the world’s most popular and affordable race cars for almost 50 years.Some Formula One and Indy 500 drivers got there start racing Formula Vee.
The film starts with a UPS driver named Steve Burtis who is also a Formula Vee driver (:52). Racetrack drivers discuss the curves of the track and passing opponents, 2:28. Driver buffs his racecar, 2:50. Driver gets fitted for his racecar, 3:14. Cars are custom fitted in the garage, 3:57.Men working on Formula Vee engine 4:00-7:00. Cars out on the racetrack running practice laps, 8:00. Racer gets ready to get on the track and reviews the track, 9:08. American and European drivers are addressed by race officials, 10:00. Drivers line up for the race, 11:12. Female driver gets briefed by race team, 12:45. Driver refuels in the pit, 13:37. The winner’s circle, 15:12. Technical inspection of cars, 16:44. Driver’s wife takes lap times, 17:50. Drivers discuss the racetrack, 19:50. A race begins, 20:36. Car wreck on a turn, fire engines arrive, 21:40. Cars complete the race at the finish line for the race, 23:30.
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