part one above, go to youtube for the part 2, but be sure to check out the paint on the race cars at minute 55
Besides Jeff Bridges, the other actors you might enjoy seeing are Ned Beatty and Gary Busey before he was full looney tunes... you'll recognize at least 4 other actors, Ed Lauter, William Smith,
This movie is the bio of Junior Johnson, and he is the Tech Advisor and consultant of course
The movie depicts Junior's father as being arrested for producing moonshine. In reality, it was Junior himself that was arrested and sentenced. In 1956, federal tax agents found Johnson working at his father's moonshine still in Wilkes County; they arrested him. Many local residents believed the raid was done in revenge for the agent's inability to catch Johnson delivering moonshine on local highways; this is depicted in the movie when we see the local law enforcement busting up his father's still. Junior Johnson was convicted of moon-shining and was sent to prison in Chillicothe, Ohio. He served 11 months of a two-year sentence.
anyone recognize the rim? the movie is 1972-73 production, and this is probably a local racer, but I can't remember ever seeing a rim like this