Casey Owens (James Darren), a young mechanic, has developed a design for a turbine car engine, paving the way for a jet-powered auto certain to set a new land speed record. Wealthy playboy ... See full summary »
Casey Owens (James Darren), a young mechanic, has developed a design for a turbine car engine, paving the way for a jet-powered auto certain to set a new land speed record. Wealthy playboy Stanford Rogers (Peter Mann) hires Casey to build the car for him to race in the Tri-State Endurance Run. Chuck Manning (Doug McClure), an engineering student Casey met in a drag race, discovers potential flaws in the car's design. After an unsuccessful test run, Rogers abandons the turbine-powered car for a traditional racing model, but Casey and Chuck rework the turbine vehicle to compete with Rogers in the endurance run. Pamela Tiffin plays Eadie, Chuck's sister who becomes Casey's love interest. Written by
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Chrysler supplied the turbine car for this movie in order to build up interest in their turbine project car. See more »
The one second lag Chuck (Doug McClure) figured into the quarter mile time is not completely correct, in drag racing the timing clock does not start until the car moves, not when the light turns green. See more »
I first saw this movie when I was in the Air Force back in 1964. I like it very much then. I saw it again last night on AMC and I still liked it a lot but I did not realize back in 1964 how hokey the non racing scenes where. However, there were enough racing scenes to carry the movie and it was fun to see it again. I recommend it to anyone who wants some "light" racing car entertainment. I think it was better than any Elvis movie of the era.
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