David Melson

Picturing the Past 129: Dirt track on the big screen

Posted Friday, September 2, 2011, at 4:22 PM
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  • I've seen the movie twice, once at the old 41-Drive-In and again late one night on TV. The sad part is Mickey Gilley never appeared in the movie. The part filmed here was supposed to be a stunt driver going around a few times and then crashing through a fence (that was essentially cardboard made up to look like a fence. After that took place Mickey moved behind the wheel of the car.

    The people doing the filming knew nothing about dirt track racing. They failed to have the track wet. So, the scene was primarily a very dusty mess.

    -- Posted by bomelson on Sun, Sep 4, 2011, at 3:41 PM
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