The action jumbles numerous race tracks into the film. Tracks like Laguna Seca, Riverside and Willow Springs were used during the filming. The finale is set at Riverside with Ak Miller and Bobby Unser disguised as the actors during the 1958 L.A. Times Grand Prix. Some of the cars featured are Ol'Yeller, El Caballo II and an SS Devin plus lots of other sports machines.
So, if you can suffer through the bad acting and painful script, centered around a team-owning father and his estranged race-driver son, for whom he blames the death of a fellow driver, look out for the Scarabs at Riverside, including Lance Reventlow's dramatic spin out. I'll give it two valves up for a vintage film.
All the shots below are taken from the movie, "Road Racers."
|The start at the 1958 L.A. Times Grand Prix|
|An Arnolt Bristol, notice the front plate.|
|Laguna Seca, turning onto the front straight.|
|Corvette leads the way.|
|A Jowett Jupiter meets a bad end at Riverside.|
|The El Caballo II on the left and a Devin on the right.|
|Notice the Silver Mercedes-Benz 300SLR in turn 7 at Riverside.|
|Lance in the Scarab MkI|
|A Lister Chevrolet leaving the Pit area at Laguna.|
Notice the pits were on the outside of the track.
|A DB Sports Coupe pushing a Bug-eye Sprite through turn 7 at Riverside.|
|Notice the Hot Pits on the outside of the Riverside track in 1958.|
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