Duration: 59M 48S Likes: 581 DisLikes: 18 Rating: 9.7 / 10
Views: 85671 Description: In the 1950s hot rods were becoming a menace. No longer confined to racing on the dry lakes of California, these junkers turned street racers were causing a stir due to accidents.
The press, insurance companies, the police, priests and parents were up in arms about juvenile delinquents. It reached the point where filmmakers -- especially the B and B- movie studios started to crank out hot rod themed films.
The best one would be Rebel Without a Cause with James Dean who ironically would die in a car accident. But Monogram Pictures stuck to less capable actors and churned out this little film that proves hot rodders aren't all bad. In fact they can help you catch real crooks.
The sappy story has loads of great shots of period roadsters and opens with a sequence of real life racing at the dry lakes. We see the Southern California Timing Association (SCTA) running speed trials. Worth watching just for this.
Producer Jerry Thomas
Director: Lewis Collins
Writer: Daniel Ullman
Music": Edward Kay
Editor: Roy Livington
Username: King Rose Archives Added On: 2017 January 31