Speedbowl Doc Series Part 1 (1951-1961)

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A Chronological History of the New London-Waterford Speedbowl – Part 1 (1951-1961) profiles events from the track’s opening in 1951 until the 1961 season and includes profiles of NEAR Hall of Fame drivers Dave Humphrey, Moe Gherzi, Red Foote, Don Collins, Fred Luchesi and Bill Slater and Speedbowl legends like Dick Beauregard, Ted Stack & Charlie Webster. Also includes interviews with Speedbowl historian John Brouwer, former track owner Don Benvenuti, racing journalist Pete Zanardi and many more.

A Vault Productions film written & directed by Waterford, CT native Tom DiMaggio and based on his research at speedbowlhistory.com

SCENE SELECTION
TRACK CONSTRUCTION * THE DIRT TRACK * MODIFIED RACE CARS * ‘MONEY BAGS’ MOE GHERZI * DAVE HUMPHREY * AAA MIDGETS * RED FOOTE * THE NON-FORDS * THE FLAGMAN * THE TRACK CREW * PRIMITIVE SAFETY * R.I.P. JACK GRIFFIN * FRED LUCHESI * UNITED STOCK CARS * MANAGEMENT STRUGGLES * JOHN WHITEHOUSE * SNEAKING INTO THE PITS * ENTERTAINMENT * STARS OF THE NON-FORDS * DIRTY DICK BEAUREGARD * DON COLLINS * BILL SLATER & THE CONNECTICUT VALLEY ROCKET

INTERVIEW CAST
JOHN BROUWER * DON BENVENUTI * PETE ZANARDI * DAVE HUMPHREY * BOB GADA * BILL SWEET * PHIL SMITH * MARK GEER * FRED LUCHESI * BONES BOURCIER * MARK LAJEUNESSE * DICK BROOKS * BOB POTTER * JOE GOLAS * MIKE LOVETERE * TOM FOX * DICK WILLIAMS * PEG GAUDREAU * SEABURY TRIPLER * ERIC WEBSTER

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