Ron Howard’s fabulous Formula One film “Rush” isn’t the only new car story out there. Here are three more—two movies and a book—that you may not have heard of.
“Appalachia Tour – Bluegrass, Moonshine, Nascar” opens with color footage of an early stock-car race on Daytona Beach.
Each lap is a stretch of narrow beachfront road and then back the other way on the sand, the straightaways linked by almost U-turns. It’s about 1950, and there are no safety marshals, catch fences or even a real track, much less garages or grandstands.
The crowd watches the cars go by from the infield, a strip of sand and beach grass, under the watchful eye of William Henry Getty France Sr.