The AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) Outdoor National Track and Field Championships in Bakersfield, California. James Ronald 'Jim' Ryun participates in the 1 mile event. An official in a stand with a sign that reads 'Bulova Photometer'. Officials, coaches and team members inside the track. Spectators in the stadium. Ryun crosses the finish line. He is congratulated by other runners. Photographers take pictures. He breaks his own world record for the mile. He shaves two-tenths of a second for a 3:51.1 performance with a final quarter-mile of 53.5 seconds.
A woman answers a phone call in an office. A man puts equipment in a van with an owl insignia on its door and a sign reads ' Mobile Mechanics' He drives the van along an Interstate Highway in California. Signs along the highway point the way towards Bakersfield via the Golden State Freeway Interstate 5. Scene of mechanic at the wheel of the repair truck on the Interstate. He arrives to assist the troubled car owner. Mechanic uses an engine system analyzer to diagnose the problem.
Film opens with view of building at Vandenburg Air Force Base, California. Sign on it reads: "1967 SAC Missile Combat Competition." Two Air Policemen stand at building entry next to two American flags. Inside the building, SAC missile crews line up to register. Participants are two combat crews and one target alignment team from each of the six Minuteman and two Titan II Wings. Next, Missile Wing Commanders drew envelopes from the Blanchard Perpetual Trophy Cup, to determine their specific exercise times. Closeup of Wing Commanders seated during the drawing. Closeup of the Blanchard Trophy. Views of Wing Commanders selecting envelopes from the Trophy. Scene shifts to outdoors, where a blue van is parked and a target alignment team of the 308th Strategic Missile Wing, Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, is setting up and performing their "aiming" task. Next, a Titan II launch crew from the 308th Wing is seen in white coveralls inside a launch control training facility, working with consoles and computers. scene shifts to competition headquarters, where results are being posted on a large display board. Meanwhile, a Minuteman missile crew, from the 351st Stratgic Missile Wing, Whiteman AFB, Missouri, is seen performing actions in the training facility. A member receives a problem via telephone, and the crew works to solve it. More views of crews at work and scores being posted. View of auditorium where the award ceremony is being conducted on April 7th. General Joseph Nazzaro, CINCSAC, goes to the podium, as the audience rises and applauds. He makes a few congratulatory remarks to all participants and sits back down, as a Colonel prepares to announce the awards. Closeup of Wing Commanders and others in the audience. Three airmen from the 308th Wing pose with awards for best maintenance and best Titan maintenance. 390th Wing members pose with awards for best Titan crew. More awards are presented concluding with the top awards.
Newsreel clip on baseball's 1967 All-Star Game at Anaheim Stadium, home of the California Angels. View of the huge crowd spread over three decks. National League team poses on field before the game. In the second inning, the Phillies' Richie Allen hits a long home run off the Twins' Dean Chance to give National League 1-0 lead. In the sixth, Brooks Robinson of the Orioles homers off Fergie Jenkins of the Cubs to tie the game 1-1. Pitchers dominate the game, racking up 30 strikeouts. Finally, the Reds' Tony Perez hits the game-winning homer off Jim "Catfish" Hunter in the 15th. National League wins 2-1.
The 1967 International 500 Sports Car Race on the Brands Hatch Race Track in England. Philip Toll Hill Jr., an automobile racer from California, driving a Chaparral race car leads other sports car including Ferrari and Porsche. Philip Toll Hill comes out of his car. Photographers click pictures.
California Relay in California. Large crowd of spectators gathered during the California Relay. The 220 yard dash began. Tommie Smith of San Jose State wins the race. Spectators cheer the racers. Jim Hines of Southern Texas wins the100 meter dash equalling the world record 10.0.