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The Speed Kings (1913)  w/ Ford Sterling, Mabel Normand, Billy Jacobs, Fatty Arbuckle. Cameos by legendary racecar drivers Barney Oldfield, Teddy Tetzlaff and Earl Cooper. Very early racing footage.

The Little Mademoiselle (1915)  w/ Arthur Ashley, Vivian Martin.

The Race (1916)  w/ Victor Moore, Anita King.

The Roaring Road (1919)  Includes footage of the 1919 Santa Monica Road Race. w/ Wallace Reid, Ann Little, Theodore Roberts, Guy Oliver.

Greased Lightning (1919)  w/ Charles Ray

Speed Maniac (1919)  Partially filmed at Elysian Park in Los Angeles.  w/ Tom Mix and Eva Novak
High Speed (1920)  Partially filmed at Sheepshead Bay Race Track in New York. (Ralph DePalma, who won 24 IndyCar races including the 1915 Indianapolis 500, participated in some of the racing sequences).  w/ Edward Erle, Gladys Hulette, L. Rogers Lytton.

Double Speed (1920)  w/  Wallace Reid, Wanda Hawley, Theodore Roberts, Tully Marshall.

Excuse My Dust (1920)  Sequel to The Roaring Road  w/ Wallace Reid, Ann Little, Theodore Roberts, Guy Oliver.

Too Much Speed (1921)  w/  Wallace Reid, Agnes Ayres.

Racing Hearts (1923)  Race drivers Edward Heffman, Jerry Wunderlich, Jimmy Murphy, Tommy Milton, and Ralph DePalma make cameo appearences.  w/  Richard Dix, Theodore Roberts, Agnes Ayres.

Racing For Life (1924)  w/  Eva Novak, William Fairbanks, Philo McCullough, Wilfred Lucas, Ralph DePalma.

The Speed Demon (1925)  Racing legend Barney Oldfield appears in a cameo.  w/  Kenneth MacDonald, Peggy Montgomery, Wayne Lamont, Art Manning, Clark Comstock.

Speed Mad (1925)  w/ William Fairbanks, Edith Roberts.

The Checkered Flag (1926)  w/ Elaine Hamerstein, Wallace McDonald.

Speed Crazed (1926)  w/  Billy Sullivan, Andree Tourneur, Joseph W. Girard, Harry Maynard.

Speeding Venus (1926)  w/ Priscilla Dean, Robert Frazer, Dale Fuller, Johnny Fox. 

The First Auto (1927)     w/ Russell Simpson, Charles Emmett Mack, William Demarest, Barney Oldfield, Russell Hicks, Patsy Ruth Miller.

The Speed Classic (1928)  w/ Priscilla Dean, Robert Frazer, Dale Fuller, Johnny Fox.

Speedway (1929)  ( The first feature film based on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway)  w/  William (Haines) Haynes, Anita Page, Ernest Torrance, Karl Dane.

The Crowd Roars (1932)   w/ James Cagney and Joan Blondell. Directed by Howard Hawk. Numerous cameos by Indy drivers of the day.

Racing Youth (1932)  w/  Frank Albertson, June Clyde, Louise Fazenda, Slim Summerville.

High Speed (1932)  w/ Buck Jones, Loretta Sayers, Mickey Rooney.

The Racing Strain (1932)  w/ Wallace Reid, Jr., Eddie Phillips, Dickie Moore, Paul Fix.

High Gear (1933)  w/ James Murray, Joan Marsh, Jackie Searl. 

Straightaway (1933)  w/ Tim McCoy, Sue Carol, William Bakewell.

Grand Prix (1934)  w/ Milton Rosmer, Peter Hawthorne, Jillian Sand, Lawrence Andrews, Wilson Coleman, John Stuart.

Burn 'Em Up Barnes (1934)  w/ Jack Mulhall, Lola Lane, Edwin Maxwell, Frankie Darro.  Dirt track racing. Feature film made up of the original twelve-part Mascot serial.

Red Hot Tires (1935)   w/  Lyle Talbot, Mary Astor, Roscoe Karns, Frankie Darro, Gavin Gordon, Mary Treen. 

Roaring Roads (1935)  w/ David Sharpe and Gertrude Messinger
In Spite of Danger (1935)  w/  Wallace Ford, Marian Marsh, Arthur Hohl.

Speed Devils (1935)  w/ Paul Kelly, Marguerite Churchill, Russell Hardy.

Speed (1936)   w/ James Stewart, Wendy Barrie, Una Merkel, Ted Healy, Weldon Heyburn, Ralph Morgan, Patricia Wilder.

Ride 'Em Cowboy (1936)  w/ Buck Jones, Luana Walters, Donald Kirke, George Cooper, J.P. McGowan.

Ten Laps To Go (1936)  w/ Rex Lease and Muriel Evans.
Speed to Spare (1937)  w/ Charles Quigley, Dorothy Wilson, Edward J. Nugent. 

Born Reckless (1937)  w/ Rochelle Hudson, Brian Donlevy, Barton MacLane.

Ten Laps To Go (1937)  w/ Rex Lease, Muriel Evans, Duncan Renaldo, Tom Moore, Yakima Canutt.
Daredevil Drivers (1938)  w/ Dick Purcell, Beverly Roberts, Gloria Blondell, Charles Foy. 

Road Demon (1938)  w/  Henry Arthur, Joan Valerie, Henry Armetta, Tom Beck, Bill Robinson, Jonathan Hale, Lon Chaney Jr. 

Indianapolis Speedway (1939)  w/ Pat O'Brien, Ann Sheridan, John Payne, Gale Page, Frank McHugh, John Ridgely, Regis Toomey .   Directed by Howard Hawks

Burn 'Em Up O'Connor (1939)  w/  Dennis O'Keefe, Cecilia Parker, Nat Pendleton, Harry Carey, Addison Richards, Charley Grapewin, Tom Neal, Tom Collins. 

Danger On Wheels (1940)  w/  Richard Arlen, Andy Devine, Peggy Moran. .

Blonde Comet (1941)  w/  Virginia Dale, Robert Kent, Barney Oldfield.

Back Street (1941)   w/ Charles Boyer, Margaret Sullivan, Richard Carlos, Tim Holt, Frank McHugh, Frank Jenks.

Born to Speed (1947)  w/ Johnny Sands, Frank Orth, Don Castle, Terry Austin. Decent racing scenes.

Buck Privates Come Home (1947)    Abbott and Costello become partners with a midget racecar driver and enter the Gold Cup race.
The Big Wheel (1949)   w/  Mickey Rooney, Thomas Mitchell, Spring Byington, Mary Hatcher, Allen Jenkins, Michael O'Shea.

To Please a Lady (1950)  w/  Clark Gable, Barbara Stanwyck, Adolphe Menjou, Roland Winters, Will Geer, Emory Parnell, Frank Jenks.   Drivers Duane Carter, Johnnie Parsons, Henry Banks, and Walt Faulkner, and Indianapolis announcer Ted Husing, have cameos.

Army Bound (1952)  w/ Stanley Clements, Karen Sharpe, Gill Stratton Jr., Steve Brody.  Features action from Saugus and Culver City speedways.

Genevieve (1953)  w/  Dinah Sheridan, John Gregson, Kay Kendall, Kenneth More, Geoffrey Keen, Joyce Grenfell, Michael Medwin.

The Roar of the Crowd (1953)  w/  Howard Duff, Helene Stanley, Dave Willock, Louise Arthur, Minor Watson.   Race drivers Duke Nalon, Johnnie Parsons, Henry Banks, and Bill Vukovich appear as themselves.

Heights of Danger (1953)  w/  Basil Appleby, Freda Bamford.

Jalopy (1953)  w/  Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall with the The Bowery Boys. Real drivers George Dockstader, Fred Lamount, Harvey Perry, Louis Tomei, Dude Criswell, Dick Crockett, PeteKellett, and Carey Loftin.

Race for Life (aka Mask of Death) (1954)  w/  Richard Conti, Mari Aldon, Peter Illing, Alec Mango, James Copeland, George Coulouris.  Many British racers have cameos.

Johnny Dark (1954)   w/ Tony Curtis, Piper Laurie, Don Taylor, Paul Kelly, Ilka Chase, Sidney Blackmer, Ruth Hampton, Russell Johnson, Joe Sawyer, Robert Nichols, Pierre Watkin, Scatman Crothers, Ralph Montgomery.

The Racers (1955)  w/ Kirk Douglas, Bella Darvi, Gilbert Roland, Lee J. Cobb, Cesar Romero, Katy Jurado. Formula One racer Phil Hill was the technical coach.

The Fast and the Furious (1955)  w/  John Ireland, Dorothy Malone, Bruce Carlisle.   Directed by Roger Corman

Stock Car (aka Race for Life) (1955)  w/ Robert Rietty, Paul Carpenter, Rona Anderson, Susan Shaw.

 Hot Rod Girl (1956)   w/  Lori Nelson, John Smith, Chuck Connors, Frank Gorshin, Mark Andrews, Russell Thorson, Roxanne Arlen, Ed Reider, Carolyn Kearney, Dabbs Greer, Fred Essler. 

Teenage Rebel (1956)  w/  Ginger Rogers, Michael Rennie, Betty Lou Keim, Louise Beavers.

Checkpoint (1956)  w/ Anthony Steel, James Robertson Justice, Stanley Baker. 

Hot Rod Rumble (1957)  w/  Richard Hartunian, Leigh Snowden, Brett Halsey, Wright King.

Dragstrip Girl (1957)  w/  Fay Spain, Steve Terrell, John Ashley, Frank Gorshin, Russ Bender,  Drag  Racer "TV" Tommy Ivo.

Teenage Thunder (1957)  w/  Chuck Courtney, Melinda Byron, Robert Fuller, Tyler McVey, Paul Bryar.

The Devil's Hairpin (1957)  w/  Cornel Wilde, Jeanne Wallace, Arthur Franz, Mary Astor.

Speed Week (1957)... Documentary: This Sportscope entry chronicles the automobile races staged as part of Speed Week, held annually in Nassau, Bahamas.  Narrated by Andre Baruch. w/ Carroll Shelby, Denise McCluggage, Maston Gregory etc.

 Hot Rod Gang (1958)  w/  John Ashley, Jody Fair, Gene Vincent, Russ Bender, Steve Drexel, Henry McCann, Maureen Arthur.
Dragstrip Riot (1958)… Yvonne Lime, Gary Clarke, Fay Wray, Connie Stevens, Bob Turnbull. 

Speed Crazy (1959)  w/  Brett Halsey, Yvonne Lime, Charles Wilcox, Slick Slavin, Jackie Joseph.

Road Racers (1959)  w/  Joel Lawrence, Marian Collier, Skip Ward.

The Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow (1959)  w/  Jody Fair, Martin Braddock, Russ Bender.  The film features a drag race on the Los Angeles River bottom.

The Wild Ride (1960)  w/ Jack Nicholson, Georgianna Carter, Robert Bean.

Thunder in Carolina (aka Hard Drivin') (1960)  w/  Rory Calhoun, Alan Hale, Connie Hines, John Gentry, Ed McGrath, Troyanne Ross. 
The Green Helmet (1961)  w/  Bill Travers, Ed Begley, Nancy Walters, Ursula Jeans.   Real life drivers Jack Brabham, Lucky Casner, John Coundley, Steve Ouvaroff, Mike Salmon, Roy Salvadori appear as themselves.

Naked Autumn (1961) (French)   w/  Reginald Kernan, Simone Signoret, Alexandra Stewart.

The Young Racers (1963)  w/  Mark Damon, William Campbell, Patrick Magee, Luana Landers, Robert Campbell. Directed by Roger Corman.  Jim Clark, Bruce McLaren, and Trevor Taylor appear as themselves.

The Checkered Flag (1963)  w/ Joe Morrison, Evelyn King, Charles G. Martin. 

Viva Las Vegas! (1964)  w/  Elvis Presley, Ann-Margaret, Cesare Danova, William Demerest, Jack Carter, Nicky Blair.

The Lively Set (1964)  remake of Johnny Dark.  w/  James Darren, Pamela Tiffin, Doug McClure, Joanie Sommers, Marilyn Maxwell, Charles Drake, Greg Morris.  Many real drivers appear in cameos.

The Killers (1964)   w/  John Cassavetes, Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, Clu Gulager, Claude Akins, Ronald Reagan.

Thunder in Dixie (1964)  w/  Harry Millard, Judy Lewis, Mike Bradford, Nancy Berg, Ted Erwin, Richard Kuss.  Richard Petty has a cameo.

The Great Race (1965)  w/  Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Jack Lemmon, Peter Falk, Keenan Wynn, Larry Storch, Dorothy Provine, Arthur O'Connell, Vivian Vance, Ross Martin, George Macready.

Red Line 7000 (1965)  w/  James Caan, John Robert Crawford, James Ward, Laura Devon, Gail Hire, Charlene Holt, Marianna Hill.   Jerry Lewis has a cameo. Directed by Howard Hawks

White Lightnin’ Road (1965)  w/  Earl ‘Snake’ Richards, Arline Hunter, Ron Ormond, Tim Ormond.

Fireball 500 (1966)  w/  Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Fabian, Chill Wills, Harvey Lembeck, Julie Parrish.  Announcer Vin Scully has a cameo.

 Grand Prix (1966)  w/  James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Yves Montand, Toshiro Mifune, Brian Bedford, Jessica Walter, Francoise Hardy.  Real life driver Jack Brabham has a cameo.  Frankenheimer's masterpiece. 

Spinout (1966)  w/  Elvis Presley, Shelly Fabares, Diane McBain, Deborah Walley, Cecil Kellaway, Una Merkel, Warren Beringer, Carl Betz, Will Hutchins.

A Man and a Woman (1966)(French)   w/  Jean-Louis Trintignant, Anouk Aimee, Pierre Barouh, Valerie Lagrange.

The Weekend Warriors (1966)... A documentary of gas and fuel drag racing filmed at the 1965 Winternationals in Phoenix. Gordon Collett, Connie Kalitta, Bill Jenkins, and Don Garlits are featured.

The Seven Second Love Affair (1966)... Documentary of California drag racer Rick Stewart.

Hot Rod Hullabaloo (1966)  w/ John Arnold, Arlen Dean Snyder, Kendra Kerr, Marsha Mason.

Angel on Earth (1966) (German)   w/ Romy Schneider, Henri Vidal, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Michelle Mercier.

Thunder Alley (1967)    w/ Annette Funicello, Fabian, Diane McBain, Warren Belinger, Jan Murray, Maureen Arthur.

Hell On Wheels (1967)  w/  John Ashley, Marty Robbins, Gigi Perreau. 

Track of Thunder (1967)  w/  Tommy Kirk, Ray Stricklyn.  Includes footage from Tennessee racetracks.

Speedway (1968)  w/  Elvis Presley, Nancy Sinatra, Bill Bixby, Gale Gordon, William Schallert. Richard Petty, Buddy Baker, Cale Yarborough, Tiny Lund and other drivers have cameos.

Speed Lovers (1968)  w/ William McGaha, Peggy O’Hara, David Marcus, Carol Street, Glenda Brunson.  Top NASCAR driver Fred Lorenzen plays himself.

The Wild Racers (1968)  w/ Fabian, Mimsy Farmer, Judy Cornwall, David Landers.

Fever Heat (1968)  w/ Nick Adams, Jeannine Riley.  Filmed at dirt tracks in Stuart, Oskaloosa, Des Moines, and Dexter, Iowa.

Fireball Jungle (1968)  w/  John Russell, Alan Mixon, Lon Chaney Jr.  Excellent stunt driving by famed stock-car driver Joie Chitwood.

The Racing Scene (1969)... Documentary following actor/racer James Garner.  Directed by Andy Sidaris.

Winning (1969)  w/  Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Richard Thomas, Robert Wagner. 

Hot Rod Action (1969)... Documentary of racing. Craig Breedlove and Art Arfons are among the drivers. Keith Jackson narrates.

Tiny Lund: Hard Charger (1969)... A documentary of independent stock car driver Tiny Lund.

Pit Stop (aka The Winner) (1969)  w/  Brian Donlevy, Richard Davalos, Ellen Burstyn, Sid Haig, Beverly Washburn, George Washburn.
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The Love Bug (1969)  w/ Dean Jones, Michele Lee, Buddy Hackett, David Tomlinson, Joe Flynn.

Monte Carlo or Bust ( aka Those Daring Young Men In Their Jaunty Jalopies) (1969)  w/ Tony Curtis, Susan Hampshire, Terry-Thomas, Eric Sykes, Dudley Moore.

Forma 1 – Nell’Inferno del Grand Prix (1970)  w/  Brad Harris, Olga Schoberová, Hans von Borsody.  An Italian-German movie originally released as Maniacs on Wheels in U.S. Graham Hill, 1962 & 1968 Formula 1 World Champion, has a cameo.

The Challengers (1970)(TV)  w/  Darren McGavin, Sean Garrison, Nico Minardos, Anne Baxter, Richard Conte, Farley Granger, Juliet Mills, Sal Mineo, Susan Clark.

Le Mans (1971)  w/  Steve McQueen, Siegfried Rauch, Elga Anderson, Ronald Leigh-Hunt. McQueens classic. No dialouge was spoken for the first twenty-odd minutes {watch out for the red Lola}. 

Once Upon A Wheel (1971)...Documentary from 1968 on the history of car racing.  w/ Mario Andretti, Stephen Boyd, Wilt Chamberlain, etc. Directed by David Winters.

 Vanishing Point (1971)   w/  Barry Newman, Cleavon Little, Dean Jagger.

Drag Racer (1971)  w/ John Chandler, Mark Hopkins, Mark Slade, Jeremy Slate, Kitty Murray, Preston Pierce, Deborah Walley.  Partially filmed at Irwindale Raceway, Lions Drag Strip and Orange County International Raceway. Also features footage of Gerry Glenn, John Peters, Dwight Salisbury, John Lombardo, Frank Graf, Bill Schultz, Larry Dixon, Norm Wilcox, Ray Alley, Sherm Gunn, Mike Snively, James Warren, Don Moody and Bob Muravez.

Jump (aka Fury On Wheels) (1971)  w/  Tom Ligon, Logan Ramsey.

Asphalt Dig Out Pt. 3 (1971) Saw this on someones blog...looked really cool.  Big name drivers from the day. Can't find any other info on it.

Corky (1972)  w/  Robert Blake, Charlotte Rampling, Patrick O'Neal, Christopher Connelly, Pamela Payton-Wright, Ben Johnson, Laurence Luckinbill, Paul Stevens. Features several cameos of real drivers including Bobby Allison, Donnie Allison, Buddy Baker, Richard Petty, Harry Gant and Cale Yarborough.

The Daredevil (1972)  w/ George Montgomery, Terry Moore, Gay Perkins. 

The Speed Merchants (1972) The Speed Merchants is the story of the 1972 manufacturer's Championship Series as told by drivers Mario Andretti (Ferrari 312P) and Vic Elford (Alfa Romeo T33TT/3).

The Last American Hero (aka Hard Driver) (1973)… Jeff Bridges, Valerie Perrine, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Art Lund, Gary Busey, Ed Lauter, Ned Beatty. Based on the life of Junior Johnson.

Wheels of Fire (1973)... Documentary of the top drag racers during the '70s – Don Garlits, Richard Tharp, Don Prudhomme, Billy Meyer and Shirley Muldowney.

Herbie Rides Again (1974)  w/ w/ Helen Hayes, Ken Berry and Stefanie Powers. 

43: The Richard Petty Story (1974)  w/  Richard Petty, Darren McGavin, Noah Beery Jr., L.Q. Jones, Kathie Browne, Pierre Jalbert, Jerry Whittington.  Good racing footage .

Funny Car Summer (1974) This documentary chronicles a summer in the life of "Funny Car" racer Jim Dunn and his family. Directed by Ron Phillips.

 Flåklypa Grand Prix (1975)(Japan) Animated.   

Death Race 2000 (1975)  w/ David Carradine, Simone Griffeth, Sylvester Stallone, Louisa Moritz, Mary Woronov, Don Steele, Joyce Jameson. Directed by Roger Corman.

Return to Macon County (1975)  w/ Nick Nolte, Don Johnson, Robin Mattson, Robert Viharo, Eugene Daniels, Matt Greene.

The Gumball Rally (1976)  w/  Michael Sarrazin, Tim McIntyre, Raul Julia, Norman Burton, Gary Busey. . Also features real life stunt racer John Morton and others.

Cannonball (1976)  w/  David Carradine, Veronica Hamel, Bill McKinney, Gerrit Graham, Robert Carradine, Belinda Balaski, Judy Canova, Carl Gottlieb. Sequel to Gumball Rally. Cameos by Sylvester Stallone, Roger Corman, Martin Scorsese and many others.

Stockcar! (1977)… Documentary featuring Bobby Allison, Buddy Baker, Richard Petty, Cale Yarborough, Benny Parsons and David Pearson.

Rendezvous (1977)   The most famous motoring footage of all time – or perhaps infamous – a breathtakingly insane sprint across Paris in a Ferrari. Director Claude Lelouch has gone for the minimalist approach – no dialogue, no plot, just the sights and sounds of a headlight's eye view of Paris early in the morning – equal to any racecam footage modern motor sport provides. Half the fun is the reactions of pedestrians, animals and other vehicles as Lelouch thunders through.

Greased Lightning (1977)  w/  Richard Pryor, Beau Bridges, Pam Greer, Cleavon Little, Vincent Gardenia, Richie Havens, Julian Bond. The story of Wendell Scott, the first black racecar driver.

Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977)  w/  Dean Jones, Don Knotts, Julie Sommers, Roy Kinnear, Jacques Marin.

Bobby Deerfield (1977)   w/  Al Pacino, Marthe Keller, Anny Duperey, Walter McGinn.

Checkered Flag or Crash (1977)  w/  Joe Don Baker, Susan Sarandon, Larry Hagman. Off road racing.

Formula Uno, Febbre Della Velocita (1978)... Documentary  w/ Mario Andretti, James Coburn, Gene Hackman, James Hunt etc. Directed by Ottavio Fabbri.

Fast Company (1978)  w/  William Smith, John Saxon, Claudia Jennings.

Big Bob Johnson and His Fantastic Speed Circus (1978)   w/ Charles Napier, Maud Adams, Robert Stoneman, William Daniels. (My favorite movie title!)

Hi-Riders (1978)  w/  Mel Ferrer, Stephen McNally, Darby Hinton, Neville Brand, Ralph Meeker. Dragsters and loose chicks.

More American Graffiti (1979)   w/  Ron Howard, Paul LeMat, Charles Martin Smith, Candy Clark, Cindy Williams, McKenzie Phillips, Bo Hopkins, Wolfman Jack.

American Nitro (1979)… Tommy Ivo. Former actor and ex-racer narrates historical Drag Racing footage.

Hot Rod (1979)(TV)  w/  Gregg Henry, Robert Culp, Pernell Roberts, Robin Mattson, Grant Goodeye.

Herbie Goes Bananas (1980)  w/ Cloris Leachman and Charles Martin Smith.

Herbie The Matchmaker (1981)  w/ Patricia Harty.

King of the Mountain (1981)   w/ Harry Hamlin, Dennis Hopper and Dan Haggerty.

The Cannonball Run (1981)  w/  Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett, Dom DeLuise, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Jack Elam, Adrienne Barbeau, Terry Bradshaw, Jackie Chan, Bert Convy, Jamie Farr, Peter Fonda.

Six Pack (1982)  w/ Kenny Rogers, Diane Lane, Erin Gray, Barry Corbin, Terry Kiser, Bob Hannah. Cameo by Buddy Baker. 

Safari 3000 (1982)  w/ Stockard Channing, David Carradine, Christopher Lee, Hamilton Camp.

Heart Like a Wheel (1983)   w/ Bonnie Bedelia, Beau Bridges, Leo Rossi, Hoyt Axton, Bill McKinney, Anthony Edwards, Dean Paul Martin. Don "Big Daddy" Garlits has a cameo.  (Shirley was also a trophy queen at Fonda!)

Stroker Ace (1983)  w/  Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Jim Nabors, Loni Anderson, Parker Stevenson, Bubba Smith, John Byner. Several NASCAR Drivers including Dale Earnhardt, Richard Petty, Kyle Petty, Benny Parsons, Tim Richmond, Harry Gant, Terry Labonte, Neil Bonnett and Cale Yarborough also appear.

Formule Villeneuve (1983)...Documentary on the Canadian F1 ace Gilles Villeneuve.  w/  Mario Andretti, Enzo Ferrari, Jacques Laffite, etc.

Cannonball Run II (1984)  w/  Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Jamie Farr, Telly Savalas, Marilu Henner, Shirley MacLaine, Susan Anton, Catherine Bach. Loaded with guest celebrities.

A Man And A Women: 20 Years Later (1986) Sequel to the 1966 film.

The Wraith (1986)   w/  Charlie Sheen, Nick Cassavetes, Sherilyn Fenn, Randy Quaid, Matthew Barry, David Sherrill, Jamie Bozian, Clint Howard, Griffin O'Neal, Chris Nash.

Off-Road Warriors (1988)  The real, behind-the-scenes story of the Baja 500 race is told in this spectacularly photographed feature documentary that Off-Road Magazine hails as "...the greatest racing movie of all time." Mickey Thompson squares off against Ivan 'Ironman' Stewart in a no-holds barred race through rough desert terrain.

Born to Race (1988)  w/ Joseph Bottoms, Marla Heasley, Robert Logan, George Kennedy, Marc Singer.  Best review I saw for this was three words long...Born To Suck.

Catch Me If You Can (1989)  w/ Matt Lattanzi, Loryn Locklin, Grant Heslov, Billy Morrissette, Geoffrey Lewis, Emmett Walsh.

Speed Zone (1989)  w/ John Candy, Donna Dixon, Matt Frewer, Joe Flaherty, Tim Matheson, Eugene Levy.  Many celebrity guest appearances. Richard Petty has a cameo.

Days of Thunder (1990)   w/ Tom Cruise, Robert Duvall, Randy Quaid, Nicole Kidman.  NASCAR drivers Richard Petty, Harry Gant and Neil Bonnett appear as themselves.

Checkered Flag (1990)  w/ Billy Campbell, Rob Estes, Amanda Wyss.

Deuce Coupe (1992)  w/ Kieran Mulroney, Brian Bloom, Danielle von Zerneck, Ashley Lauren, Cameron Dye, Larry Hankin, Candy Clark, Jamie Seibert. Drag Racing.

Speed Racer: The Movie (1993)  Animated

Born to Run (1993)(TV)  w/ Richard Grieco, Jay Acovone, Joe Cortese, Shelli Lether, Christian Campbell, Brent Stait, Martin Cummins, Wren Roberts, Ken Kirzinger, Tony Romano. 

Full Throttle (1995)   w/ Rowan Atkinson, Crispin Bonham-Carter, Ken Kitson, Geoffrey Palmer, Gavin Richards. The story of Sir Henry Birkin, a British race car driver of the 1920s and 1930s.

Race The Sun (1996)  w/ Halle Berry, James Belushi, Casey Affleck and Steve Zahn.

Super Speedway (1997)... Mario documentary.  Directed by Stephen Low. Narrated by Paul Newman. Originally in IMAX. 

Steel Chariots (1997)(TV)  w/ John Beck, Kathleen Nolan, Ben Browder, Heidi Mark, Randy Travis.  Jeff  Gordon, Mark Martin, Rusty Wallace, Ned Jarrett and Benny Parsons appear as themselves.

Last Road (1997)  w/ Julie Strain, Tim Cavanaugh, Michael Callan, Joe McCutcheon, Marcia Swayze, J.P. Mullarkey, Petra Verkaik, Sprague Lombardi, Suzi Simpson, Heather Beeman, Mathew Margulies, Marc Revivo. 

Miracle In Lane 2 (2000) Story of a disabled boy who wins the All-American Soap Box Derby. w/ Frankie Muniz.

The Fast and the Furious (2001)  w/ Paul Walker, Vin Diesel.

Driven (2001)  w/ Sylvester Stallone, Kip Pardue, Til Schweiger, Burt Reynolds, Stacy Edwards, Estella Warren, Gina Gershon, Robert Sean Leonard, Brent Briscoe.

Land Speed (2001)  w/ Billy Zane, Ray Wise.

2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)  w/ Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson. Sequel to The Fast and the Furious.

Hot Wheels: Highway 35 World Race (2003)  w/ Kathleen Barr, Lisa Ann Beley and Dexter Bell.  Animated

3: The Dale Earnhardt Story (2004)TV)  w/ Barry Pepper, Elizabeth Mitchell, J.K. Simmons, Sean Bridges, Greg Thompson.

NASCAR 3D: The IMAX Experience (2004)... Nascar racing documentary. Narrated by Keifer Sutherland. Directed by Simon Wincer.

Fast Women: The Ladies of Auto Racing (2004)... Documentary. w/ Shawna Robinson, Janet Guthrie, Lyn St. James, and Tammy Jo Kirk Looks at the other pioneers of women's racing.  Directed by Laurie Agard.

DIRT: A Season Inside The Devils Bowl (2005)...Documentary by Jeff Bowden.  "This is real. It's blood, sweat, tears, mud, dirt, beer." -- Travis Pace, #17.

Dust to Glory (2005) … A documentary of the dangerous Baja 1000 race. Robby Gordon, Mario Andretti, Jimmy Vasser and Motorcycle Supercross legend Mike Mouse McCoy are featured.

Herbie Fully Loaded (2005)  w/  Lindsay Lohan, Michael Keaton, Matt Dillon, Justin Long. Herbie's back after a long hiatis. He kicks serious NASCAR butt!

Dare To Dream: The Alan Kulwicki Story (2005)  w/ Brad Weber.

Down And Derby (2005) {from}   w/ Gregg Germann and Lauren Holly.   (pine wood derby movie...don't laugh. It's really good)

Talladega Nights: The Legend of Ricky Bobby (2006)  w/ Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Sasha Baron Cohen.

CARS (2006)  w/ Owen Wilson, Paul Newman and Bonnie Hunt. (the best line I heard about this movie was "Doc Holiday  called and he wants his movie back"...Newman's last movie, not without coincidence that he wanted this to be it!}

Short Track (2006)   w/ Pepper Sweeney, Barbara Niven, Joshua Snyder.

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)  w/  Lucas Black. Third installment in the Fast and Furious franchise.

Dale (2007)... Documentary of Dale Earnhardts life. Narrarted by Paul Newman.

Speed Racer (2008)  w/ Emile Hirsch, John Goodman and Christina Richie. Live action re-make of the television classic.

Death Race (2008)  w/ Jason Statham and Joan Allen. Remake of  1975 cult classic.

NASCAR: The Ride Of Their Lives (2008)(TV)... Documentary on some of the greats in NASCAR history. Narrated by Kevin Costner.

Together: The Hendricks Motorsports Story (2009)(TV)... Documentary style movie. Narrated by Tom Cruise.

Fast and Furious (2009)  w/ Paul Walker and Vin Diesel. Fourth installment of the fast and furious franchise.

Clutch (2009)  w/ Jay Rowlands and Alan Luxmore.
Phantom Racer (2009)  w/ Greg Evans and Nicole Eggert.

Racing Dreams (2009)...Documentary focusing on young Karters.  Directed by Marshall Curry.

Red Dirt Rising (2009) Based on the life of stock-car racing pioneer Jimmie Lewallen who competed in the first NASCAR Strictly Stock (now Sprint Cup) race in Charlotte in 1949 and won a season championship at Bowman Gray Stadium in 1950. Racing forerunners Bill Blair and Fred Harb also are subjects in the movie. Directed by Bo Bobak.


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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2009, 10:56:16 AM »
If you see something that interests you and you want more info on it, just type in the name of the movie and the date ie:  The Love Bug (1969)    This will take you to info sites the best of which  seems to be  ( I searched high and low on the web for a list like this and to my knowlege there is nothing out there like it. If I have missed your favorite racing movie , let me know!)
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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2009, 05:10:46 PM »
Pretty impressive list, I didn't realize there were so many films made, especially the early ones.


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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2009, 05:25:56 PM »
Even thought it wasn't an ACTUAL race. The last 25 minutes of The Road Warrior has some pretty good racing in it. The crash at the end beats any REAL race crash.
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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2009, 07:31:36 PM »
yeah...actually Raod Warrior is one of my favorite movies, but much like Smokey and the Bandit, there are no numbers on the sides...hence the list title "Racing Movies List"...they weren't racing...they were surviving!
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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2009, 09:45:28 PM »
1 more for the list - Redline-2007 w/nadia bjorlin,eddie griffin,tim matheson. its a low budget flick but its still a racing movie
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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2009, 12:19:00 PM »
There was a silent movie about Eddie Rickenbacker....I think it was called "The shooting star". Mostly about his flying exploits in WWI, but still had some early racing footage in it.


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« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2009, 03:49:27 PM »
Rickenbacker ran Indianapolis between the wars...some would say he ran it into the ground. I looked for that flick and couldn't find any info...maybe someone else will have better luck.
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« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2009, 05:55:38 PM »
Big Bob Johnson and His Fantastic Speed Circus (1978)   w/ Charles Napier, Maud Adams, Robert Stoneman, William Daniels. (My favorite movie title!)

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« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2009, 06:24:12 PM »
The Last American Hero was on last night but I only got to catch the second half. It ended with them racing at Martinsville and it looked just like I remember it when I went... in October of '77!  :-\
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« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2009, 07:12:48 PM »
I found another one....
Checkpoint aka Smrt Na Drumu (1956) Yugoslavian. w/ Anthony Steel and Odile Versois. Directed by Ralph Thomas...lots of beautiful 50's iron racing around the countryside.
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« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2013, 01:54:38 PM »
I had been planning on adding to this for a while but one thing leads to another... I found a few I had missed before and I'll fill in the blanks for the last few years. I also retract my statement in regards to racing movies needing numbers on the side of the car (the death race movies come to mind)  By the way...2013 was a BANNER year!!

TURBO (2013) A misfit snail with a need for speed strives to earn a slot in the Indy
500 in this adrenaline-charged adventure for the entire family. Turbo (voice of Ryan
Reynolds) may live life at a snail's pace, but his dreams charge along at light speed.
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Michael Pena

Rush (2013)  A re-creation of the merciless 1970s rivalry between Formula One rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda.
Director: Ron Howard
Stars: Daniel Brühl, Chris Hemsworth, Olivia Wilde

Racedicks (2013) a theatrical comedy top-lined by the former Trailer Park Boys stars Robb Wells, John Paul Tremblay and Mike Smith. Directed by Bill Marks...Rally Movie (I think?)

At Any Price (2013) A farming family's business is threatened by an unexpected crisis, further testing the relationship between a father and his rebellious son who only wants to race!
Director: Ramin Bahrani
Stars: Dennis Quaid, Zac Efron, Kim Dickens, Heather Graham

Snake and Mongoose (2013) The untold story of how Southern California drag racers, Don "The Snake" Prudhomme and Tom "The Mongoose" McEwen combined with corporate giants to change the face of sports and ultimately became the most famous rivalry in racing history.
Director: Wayne Holloway
Stars: Jesse Williams, Ian Ziering, Ashley Hinshaw

LA Dirt (2013) Ty Hargrove is a twenty year-old country boy living in poverty with his father at the edge of a clay pit in Bay Minette, Alabama. In spite of his disadvantages Ty is bull-headed to succeed
Director: Tom Stout
Stars: Michael Roark, Tracy Lawrence, Leslie Easterbrook

Race For Glory (2013) Documentary on NASCAR drivers and their faith w/ Danica Patrick, Jamie McMurray, Jaun Pablo Montoya

Derby Dogs (2012)  Ben secretly enters the local soapbox derby with a rag-tag group of friends to best school bullies.
Director: Tony SimpsonWriters: Andrew Gunn, Tony Simpson
Stars: Edward Hall, Tikirau Hathaway, Vince Martin

3 Weeks To Daytona (2011) The story of a down on his luck stock car racer with one dream left to hold onto: drive with the best. Unfortunately, with a busted car, zero money, and a bad job, Chuck's limelight could be fading fast.
Director: Bret Stern
Stars: Scott Cohen, Jorja Fox, David Angelo

Born To Race (2011)  The story of Danny Krueger, a rebellious young street racer on a collision course with trouble. After an accident at an illegal street race, he is sent to a small town
Director: Alex Ranarivelo
Stars: Joseph Cross, John Pyper-Ferguson, Brando Eaton

Rocksteady (2010)  A coming of age drama set in the world of stock-car dirt-track racing, against a heavy reggae soundscape. 20-year old BC, the only black kid on a very white track, sees racing as his way out - and up into manhood.
Director: Mustapha Khan
Stars: Cedric Sanders, Natalie Knepp, Jonny Orsini

Death Race 2 (2010) Explores the origins of the first "Frankenstein" car driver, Carl "Luke" Lucas, who died in a race at the beginning of the first film.
Director: Roel Reiné
Stars: Luke Goss, Lauren Cohan, Sean Bean

200 M.P.H. (2011) An amateur racer gets involved in illegal street racing after the death of his brother.
Director: Cole S. McKay
Stars: Jaz Martin, Hennely Jimenez, AnnaMaria Demara

La Caracas (2011) Documentary

Death Race 3 (2012) Convicted cop-killer Carl Lucas, aka Frankenstein, is a superstar driver in the brutal prison yard demolition derby known as Death Race. Only one victory away from winning freedom for himself and his pit crew.
Director: Roel Reiné
Stars: Luke Goss, Tanit Phoenix, Danny Trejo

Ta Ra Rum Pum (2007) A poor New York resident, who is of Indian origin, dreams of becoming a fast car race driver. He endeavors, and his efforts are rewarded when he selected by a little-known group called 'RACING SADDLES'. He joins them and soon becomes their ace race driver
Director: Siddharth Anand
Stars: Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukerji, Mayank Amin

Kart Racer (2003) A teenager looking to regain his self-respect and his relationship with his father finds the answer in an unexpected place -- go-kart racing -- in this family-friendly drama.
Cast: Randy Quaid, Will Rothhaar, Jennifer Wigmore
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« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2013, 03:21:34 PM »
How about "The Quick and the Dead" released in 1978, a F1 documentary narrated by Stacy Keech. Repackaged in 2002 and newly titled Champions Forever-The Formula One Drivers.

Excellent documentary with incredible F1 footage.


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« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2013, 05:30:55 PM »
I didn't see Heart Like a Wheel on the list(s). Shirley Muldowney story. 
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