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The Power and the Glory

Synopsis

We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
The story of motor racing.
The Richest Prize. To win the Indianapolis 500 is an American dream. The drivers share over
$7 million for just one race. This year's winner,
Rick Mears , has won the richest prize in motor sport four times. He describes what it is like to drive round the famous track at speeds approaching 240mph. "You work all year to try and win this one," he says. The programme features some of the great races and spectacular crashes. With classic archive material, it evokes the most dangerous and exciting age of US motor racing, the Board Speedways of the 1920s. In these high-banked ovals, built of wooden planks, drivers of some of the earliest single-seaters, the Millers, risked all in pursuit of riches and the American National
Championship.
Producer Michael Schooley
Executive producer Ivan Rendall A John Gau production for BBCtv ● STEREO
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888
● BBC BOOK: The Power and the Glory - a Century of Motor Racing, £17.95, from booksellers.

Contributors

Unknown: Rick Mears
Producer: Michael Schooley
Producer: Ivan Rendall
Unknown: John Gau

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The Power and the Glory

BBC Two England, 20 December 1991 21.00






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