New world speed records being set in the United States in 1933. People push race car on Daytona Beach. Sir Malcolm Campbell, a racing motorist drives his "Blue Bird" race car at Daytona Beach, Florida, setting a new speed record. Spectators stand at beach as they watch him. Campbell seated in his racing car as he smokes after the run. People stand around him. Garfield 'Gar' Arthur Wood, a racer using a racing boat named "Miss America X" sets a new world record to win Harmsworth Trophy for his speed run on the St Clair River near Detroit Michigan. View of Gar Wood smiling. From a November 10, 1958 newsreel recounting events 25 years prior.
New land and sea speed records are set in the United States. People gather in Daytona Beach, Florida. Sir Malcolm Campbell seated in his race car 'Blue Bird'. He drives the car on Daytona beach and sets a new record driving at the speed of 272 miles per hour. People cheer. Close view of him smoking a cigarette in the car after his speed run. Speedboat racer Garfield Arthur Wood seated aboard his speedboat 'Miss America' on the St Clair River near Detroit Michigan. He races the 5000 horsepower mahogany speedboat and wins the Harmsworth Trophy. Close up view of Gar Wood smiling after his race. From a November 10, 1958 newsreel recounting events 25 years earlier.
A 1958 Ford station wagon modified to include all manner of unusual features is parked by the shore of a lake. It has a canoe on it's roof, which lifts up automatically to be employed. The wagon has a kitchen with refrigerator, sink and stove. A woman is seen demonstrating them.. It also has a roof top tent and other gadgets. Everything is operated by push buttons. A child is seen in the wagon.
College football game between Michigan State Spartans and University of Michigan Wolverines, held at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing Michigan, United States. Large crowd of spectators gathered to watch the match. Features a 92 yard punt return by Dean Look of the Michigan State Spartans. The game ends in a 12-12 tie.
Restrospective of the 1954 search for a suitable site for U.S. Air Force testing of ballistic missiles. Coastal area with ocean in the background. Officials look over charts, maps, photographs as they select the site for Vandenberg Air Force Base. In January, 1958, view of building with a sign that reads ' Headquarters, First Missile Division, Strategic Air Command, Vandenberg Air Force Base' Entrance of the headquarters as Major General David Wade walks out. U.S. Air Force officers and airmen attend missile training classes. Airmen work on assembly of Thor missiles . U.S. Air Force officers and airmen operate missile launch consoles in a launch control center. November, 1958, Thor intermediate range missile on a trailer being delivered to Vandenberg Air Force Base. Trailer backs up to the launch pad. December, 16, 1958, the Thor missile on launch pad venting gases. U.S. Air Forces officers at a launch console. The Thor missile is launched. RAF airmen watch missile in flight.
A huge gathering present for the 1958 Orange Bowl parade associated with the January 1, 1958 Orange Bowl game between the University of Oklahoma "Sooners" and the Duke University "Blue Devils" college football teams. Dancers and band of the Oklahoma Sooners perform at the parade. Girls dancing, instrumentalists pass by, a clown on a canoe with wheels and another clown on snow skis with wheels. Police motorcyclists perform a drill. Girls in dresses (Orange Bowl queen and court) ride by on a parade float.