Hello again!! It’s been oh so long since we have spoken! Nothing substantial to report from anotherindycarblog WORLD HEADQUARTERS, but I have stumbled across a bit of old media from Indy 500s past. Two separate 50 foot reels of 8mm Kodachrome Movie Film to be exact.
From what I can tell, these 8 minutes are from the infamous 1965 edition of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. Each reel of footage is about 4 minutes long and this video contains both back to back. The camera work is poor at best with plenty of camera shake, quick cuts and a generally amateur overall quality to the film. BUT IT JUST DOESN’T MATTER!
This was taken by a man named Frank Staffieri who died almost 15 years ago. These reels were hidden away in his attic until the passing of his wife named Edra. My family was tasked with clearing the house and I was given these; to give to you! Along with these reels, there was a carousel of 140 slides that will hit the blog in a few days.
Note: The music was added by the guys who did the conversion. It’s not bad but it’s certainly not great.