The Demolition Derby at Islip, New York. Cars participate to show stunts. Points are given for spectacular crashes. Spectators watch the sport activity. Stunt drivers leap over ramps onto parked cars. A car is driven on two wheels. A car is driven on two parked cars and then on the ramp.
American people in the 1966 elections choose governors, senators and congressman. Governor Romney wins the elections in Michigan. He smiles after his victory. Charles Percy wins in Illinois. Edward Brooke wins elections in Massachusetts as the first Negro Senator ever in the U.S. history. Governor Rockefeller wins for his third term as the governor of New York. Actor Ronald Reagan after winning elections in California addresses an assembly. Mrs Lurleen Wallace after winning the elections of Alabama waves towards people along with her husband, former Governor Wallace. Oath taking of new senators and governors at an official ceremony as President Lyndon Johnson watches.
(Note: silent until TC: 2:06) Scenes of bright lights and decorations in Manhattan, New York City, during the Christmas season in 1966. Closeup of lights on the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center. Lights and decorations on a fountain and building fronts. Christmas decorations in department store and shop windows. Elaborate toys and decorations including a carousel with decorative white horses carrying wrapped gift packages. Artificial animals, including an elephant that moves its trunk. Dancing stringed puppets in an Alpine setting. Miniature choir boys perched in front of organ pipes. An American boys' choir singing "Silent Night" inside a church. Panning closeups of the boys singing with open hymn books. At TC: 2:06, sound track starts being heard, as a pageant is being shown, possibly in Germany, with a choir of German boys and girls singing "Silent Night" in German. While they sing in the background, a group of children step from a building, carrying torches. They proceed down a snow covered hill. Children stand in snow by a bonfire and look at a fir tree covered in snow. Children carrying candles wave at an elderly woman looking out from a window. Pan to closeup of Virgin Mary and child decorating a Christmas tree.
ewsreel clip on the Atlanta Braves bringing major league baseball to the South. View of the downtown Atlanta skyline in 1966, followed by view of Atlanta Stadium. Thousands of people line the streets to welcome the Braves in a pre-game parade that proceeds South along Peachtree Street towards Five Corners, in the heart of the city. View of road sign at Peachtree and Houston streets. Banners reading "Welcome Braves." One car carries coach Ken Silvestri, Ken Johnson (#30), and Hank Fischer (#34). Closeup of them waving to the crowd. An intrepid boy watching from atop a traffic light. Boys and girls standing in front of adults on the sidewalk. One small boy sits on the sidewalk curb. The Players ride in wide 1960s-style open convertible cars and wave to the crowd. Other players seen include #19 Dennis Menke, #43 Rico Carty, and #35 Phil Niekro. Views inside Atlanta Stadium, filled with 50,000 spectators for the first game. Tony Cloninger delivers a pitch for the Braves, who would go onto to lose this game and the next.
From the Ford Motor Company produced film, "Scenes From the World of Tomorrow" documenting the 1939-1940 World's Fair in New York City. View of buildings of the New York World's Fair of 1940. The Brooklyn Bridge. Aerial view of Manhattan Island, New York City. Skyscrapers of New York City including the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building. New York Harbor and ships in the harbor. View of the buildings of the New York Worlds Fair in the distance in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, as seen from high in a skyscraper of New York City. The Fair's Trylon and Perisphere stand out. People walk along the sides of fountains and waterways at the fair. Crowds milling about, bands marching, dancers performing. Flags of many nations flying on the flag poles. Celebration of the 150th anniversary of George Washington, as the first President of the United States and a statue of George Washington. A bus moves on the street. Fountains and a small bridge near a waterway. Pavilions of nations of England, Japan, and Italy. The USA building and some of the buildings of U.S. States including Maine and Florida. Fountains and waterways of the fair. Woman and two girls eat ice cream cones. A Raymond Loewy - designed S1 experimental streamlined locomotive created for the Pennsylvania Railroad. Pavilions of American Telephone & Telegraph and of United States Steel Corporation, also of Westinghouse, Goodrich, Chrysler, and General Motors.
View of the General Assembly Hall in New York, USA. U Thant from Burma is unanimously re-appointed as the Secretary General of the United Nations. Assembly members give a standing ovation.