November 09, 2006

Today in Automotive History

1965 : A tale of Daytona stock car racers

On this day, Red Line 7000, an action film about young Daytona stock-car drivers and the women who loved them, was released in the United States. Directed and written by Howard Hawks, the film starred James Caan, Charlene Holt, and featured Laura Devon and Gail Hire. Advertised under the tagline: "Meet the Speed Breed!," Red Line 7000 featured several exciting racing sequences but suffered from a tepid screenplay, and was neither a critical nor a commercial success.

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