Daredevil Drivers (1938), a review:

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If you think the 1938 movie Daredevil Drivers is about men and women who risk their skin with motorized vehicles in the name of show business and/or thrill-seeking, you can stop reading. The title only works for the film in the vaguest of senses. Still, could’ve been worse: the pre-release title was gonna be Road Pirates. Yikes.

The movie starts with racecar driver Bill Foster (Dick Purcell) and riding mechanic Stub Wilson (Charley Foy) who having won their last race, got disqualified for reckless driving and suspended from driving on sanctioned tracks. While towing their racecar, they got into an accident with an old bus. With his racecar wrecked, Bill takes up his complaint with the head of the Neeley bus company, a woman named Jerry Neeley (Beverly Roberts). Bill goes as far as coming up and help carry out with a business scheme to help the rival bus company owner Tommy Burnell (Donald Briggs), just to make things worse for Jerry. To finalize things, Bill sues Jerry, using Burnell’s lawyer. Continue reading

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The 1968 – 1972 Chevy Nova

Nova beauty shotThere are cars we could have bought. Cars we would have bought. But this is the car I should have bought back in high school.  My well-meaning parents helped me get a 1972 Vega in 1973, before the self-destructive properties of that model became so awfully and costly apparent. Continue reading