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.
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.
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.
Aerial view of 1950's automobiles parked outside Burdine Stadium (later the Miami Orange Bowl) in Miami, Florida. Fans of both Duke University (Blue Devils) and University of Oklahoma (Sooners) football teams entering the stadium at entrance gates. View at gates as tickets are checked. A fan tries on a festive hat. View of the field with marching bands on it during their show, displaying a large American flag formation. View of fans in the stadium. Some Oklahoma Sooners fans wearing cowboy hats. 1958 college football Orange Bowl game gets underway. Scenes from the game, crowd cheering, band and cheerleaders performing at half time and from sidelines.
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.
Aerial view of the USS Nautilus (SSN-571), world's first operational nuclear-powered submarine, underway on the surface and then submerging. View of helmsman below in the Nautilus. Aerial view of frozen arctic ocean with deep crevasses, as narrator mentions the Nautilus traveling submerged, beneath the North Pole on August 3, 1958. The boat's Captain, Commander William R. Anderson, is seen in uniform. More views of the Nautilus moving on the surface, including one with crew members standing on deck. Next, a newspaper headline is shown, announcing Alaska's statehood. Small boy and girl sitting in the grass holding a flag displaying map of Alaska and reading: "Alaska 49th State." Automobile traffic driving into Anchorage, Alaska. Banner stretched across the road reads: "Anchorage. All-America City." Pedestrians jam the sidewalks as the city celebrates its new statehood. A float displaying a huge moose has sign on its side reading: "49th. Hey Texas. Now I'm the biggest Bull..." Young Alaskans ride in a convertible automobile. A huge 48-star American flag covers the front of a building. It has a large extra star appended to it. Closeup of the flag.