"The Ride of Their Lives" DVD

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  1. swaimj

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    Jul 20, 2000
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    I rented this DVD on Saturday night and watched it. I think it is the DVD that was shown at the NASCAR awards banquet back in January. If you like NASCAR, it's worth renting and watching.

    There is a painting that hangs/hung in Bill France Junior's office. It has three full color major images--Petty, Earnhardt, and Gordon, with smaller images of various cars and various other drivers. These three drivers are used to mark the "time periods" of NASCAR and Bill France Jr. is spliced in in an interview talking about these periods. Along with France there are other interviews spiced in (Kyle Petty interviewing Richard, Rick Hendrick and Dale Jr being interviewed together, Bobby and Judy Allison, and many others) along with lots of vintage race footage that I had never seen. The main show runs about 90 minutes and there are lots of extras on the DVD with lots more interviews.

    I enjoyed watching it and will probably buy it down the road when I see it for sale at a cheap price.

    Two thumbs up and five stars.

    Oh, one complaint: There are a couple of bows to political correctness with a major section about Wendell Scott (NASCAR apologizes for its racist roots) and a major, major section about Tim Richmond (NASCAR apologizes for the AIDS epidemic).

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