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 Vault Productions film written & directed by Waterford, CT native Tom DiMaggio and based on his research at speedbowlhistory.com
TRACK OPERATORS * SPORTSMEN MODIFIEDS * BIG CROWDS * BOMBER DIVISION * THE NORWALK NIGHT RIDER * DEMOLITION DERBIES * POWDER PUFF DERBIES * A SPEEDBOWL WEDDING * WILD WRECKS * CAR COUNTS * PAVING THE SAND STRIP * DARING DICK CASO * THE CHECKERBOARD 716 * THE L&M COUPE * TOBY ALBINO * BROAD STREET CHEVRON #65 * INTO THE SUNSET * CREATIVE INVENTIONS * THE M PINTO * THE PINTO REVOLUTION * MY 3 SONS GADA RACING * SPORTSMAN SEDANS * BUDDA’S BULLET * DYNAMITE OLLIE * THE MOTORCYCLE TRACK * THE END OF AN ERA
DON BENVENUTI * RON BOUCHARD * BONES BOURCIER * DICK BROOKS * JOHN BROUWER * JOHN BROUWER JR * MIKE DAIGNAULT * TOM FOX * BOB FREEMAN * BOB GADA * PEG GAUDREAU * MARK GEER * JOE GOLAS * STEVE KENNEDY * MARK LAJEUNESSE * TONY LECKEY * MIKE LOVETERE * BRIAN McCARTHY * JEFF PEARL * BOB POTTER * PHIL SMITH * JAY STUART * BILL SWEET * SEABURY TRIPLER * JOE TRUDEAU * ERIC WEBSTER * DICK WILLIAMS * PETE ZANARDI