Once Upon a Wheel (1971)

Genres - Sports & Recreation  |   Sub-Genres - Motor Sports, Biography  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Actor and racecar enthusiast Paul Newman hosts this look back at the origins of auto racing and traces the trajectory of the popular sport in this documentary featuring interviews with such legendary drivers as Mario Andretti, Bobby Unser, and Richard Petty. For many Americans, NASCAR has become a way of life, but how and where exactly did this racing phenomenon begin? In addition to Newman, guest stars James Garner, Dick Smothers, and Kirk Douglas also make special appearances to offer profiles of some of the best drivers ever to step behind the wheel.




auto-racing, fan [devotee], race-car, race-car driver, retrospective