4 pack bundle of the first 4 films in the Speedbowl Documentary series
A Chronological History of the New London-Waterford Speedbowl – Part 1 (1951-1961) profiles the track’s first decade under the 6-member Board of Directors who owned & operated the facility as New London Waterford Speedbowl Inc. Includes rare footage of the track being built and race events from the early 1950’s.
A Chronological History of the New London-Waterford Speedbowl – Part 2 (1961-1974) is an in-depth look at the last 14 seasons of the original ownership group which was revamped in 1961 and lasted until 1974. There are also profiles of stars of the era like Charlie Webster, Newt Palm, Dick Dunn plus memorable Speedbowl cars like the Simons Bros #9, the Checkerboard #716, the L&M coupe, the M pinto and Budda’s Bullet #3. Also includes rare footage of the races in the 1960’s, wild wrecks, vintage photos and more stories told by those who were there both on & off the track.
A Chronological History of the New London-Waterford Speedbowl – Part 3 (1975-1984) is an in-depth look at Harvey Tattersall Jr’s purchase of the track & the Speedbowl as the last sanctioned track of the once prominent United Stock Car Racing Club; Dick Williams leasing the track as Coastal Racing Association, the demise of the Grand American Late Models and the birth of the original Street Stock division (which eventually became today’s Late Models). Includes in-depth looks at the Bob Potter / ‘Moose’ Hewitt rivalry, Rick Donnelly’s dominant 1979 season, the birth of the Blast Off event and the track’s survival during the shopping mall craze of the 1980’s. Plus tons of vintage photos, stories told by those who were there both on & off the track and a great soundtrack.
A Chronological History of the New London-Waterford Speedbowl – Part 4 (1985-1994) is an in-depth look at the operating tenures of Jack Arute’s 7A Productions (1985-1987) and the Korteweg family’s K Corporation (1988-1994). There are profiles of Speedbowl stars like Brian McCarthy, Bob Potter, Dick Ceravolo, Phil Rondeau, Jay Stuart, Tom Fox, Johnny Cambino, Ted Christopher and the Gada brothers – plus a look at the sale of the track in 1988 and the 3-year battle with neighboring residents over a noise ordinance. Also included are segments on the numerous renovations at the facility, birth of current divisions like the SK Modifieds, Strictly Stocks & Mini Stocks, and incredible moments like Potter flying out of the track in 1991 and a huge fire on the frontstretch in 1994. Filled with tons of archive race footage, rare photographs and an incredible soundtrack to help tell these memorable stories from those who were there both on & off the track.
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