Billy Coy comes to Carrell. His late father's mechanic Red hires Billy as a mechanic. Soon, Billy gets a job as a driver. Written by
Daniel Ljungberg <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Actually filmed at the famous Indianapolis 500-mile race classic and the nation's top speedways!
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The portion of the film set in Indianapolis used footage shot at the actual 1949 Indy 500 time trials and race, and other footage at the track. Other than Mickey Rooney
's character Billy Coy, driving car #6, most of the drivers and car numbers cited by the announcer in the movie were the actual entrants in that race. Car #6 was actually driven by Lee Wallard who completed only 55 laps of the race. As in the movie, the race was won by #7, Bill Holland, but he actually won by a huge margin and didn't relinquish the trophy to another driver. See more
Early in the film, Billy crashes his car. A radio announcer is giving a play-by-play description of his rescue. A man and a woman listening to the radio smile and show relief - before the announcer says that Billy has been pulled from the wreckage unhurt. See more
The way I figure it, another thousand dollars and she'll be ready for Indianapolis.
I wouldn't give you another buck and a half.
But Reno, this is the fastest iron in the business!
How many years have you been takin' this pile of junk to the race, Red? Six? Seven?
And you never even qualified.
The film opens with the following written acknowledgements: "Grateful acknowledgement for their invaluable assistance is made to the AAA, the URA, the Racing Drivers of America, the Indianapolis Speedway and Mr. Wilbur Shaw." See more
Written by Kermit Goell
and Fred Spielman
Sung by Lina Romay
at nightclub See more