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This 1950's automobile history and educational video was made to teach kids interested in hot rods about the safe way to drag race. Produced in conjunction with Hot Rod Magazine and featuring many vintage hot rods, classic cars, custom rat rods, street rods, and footage of a real Indy 500, this film is a must see for all automobile, drag racing history, and general gearhead enthusiasts. The main character of the film is a new boy in town who is shunned for his dangerous driving practices by the locals. Puzzled, he tries to find out why no one is impressed by his reckless driving, which leads him to the local drag racing community. They show him how they’ve cleaned up the sport by introducing rules, car safety, speed regulation, and special drag strips while getting rid of the aggressive driving and road rage. This drag racing video is historically significant for its great Indy 500 footage as well as American hot rods, a gem in the history of the automobile.