RACER DIES IN SPEEDWAY CRASH Sensational scenes showing the 3-car smash-up which cost the life of Floyd Roberts, dare-devil auto racer, in the 500-mile Indianapolis Speedway Classic, won again by Wilbur Shaw, as 145,000 look on
1939 CAR RACING MONTAGE A montage of different car races from 1939:
-the rattle-bang "jalopies" in a bumpy jumpy race filled with laughs and thrills!
-Wilbur Shaw repeated his Indianapolis victory of 1937, but a sensational smash-up marred the 500 mile classic.
-John Cobb astounded the world with a speed dash of 368 M.P.H. on the Bonneville Salt flats of Utah.
ICE RACERS WITH PROPELLERS AND SKATES Ice racers prepare for a race on the frozen Lake Honeoye, New York. The vehicles are run by propeller and slide on skates. The drivers race across the frozen ice until one lucky driver wins the race.
FRENCH LADIES & RACEHORSES VIE FOR ATTENTION High society and attractive ladies in their best furs and finery gather for the Longchamps Grand Prix Arc de Triomphe in France. The horses give it their all and Chocolate Eclair is crowned champion of the race.
CAPTAIN EYSTON REGAINS SPEED RECORD CROWN British speed racer Captain Eyston recaptures his crown by beating John Cobb's land speed record of 357 m.p.h. with a new record of 357 m.p.h. The revamped Thunderbolt seems to soar over the sand seen partially by pilot POV from the air.
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