Workers crate finished gun mounts for 20mm Oerlikon guns at General Motors plant in Pontiac, Michigan. Naval officer and shipping foreman inspect mounts to be crated. Workers board up crates of mounts. Workers on gun barrel production line, rough turning barrels before bore is drilled. Rough-turned barrels on conveyor, barrels put on lathe for turning. Workers at machine drill bores. Drilling machines with truck of barrels in the background. Worker at drilling machine. Views of workers at chambering machines. View of Gun testing range, naval officer and plant superintendent examine gun mechanism during test firing.
Workers enter General Motors Plant, Pontiac in Michigan. Overhead sign reads 'This is Our Busy Day War's Working for Uncle Sam'. Exterior of the Plant shows flag pole with 'E' pennant and Ordnance flag. Automobiles parked in the compound.
Government inspector makes final check of gun at General Motors Plant in Pontiac, Michigan. Navy anchor stamped. Rout tag. Officer and inspector stand near completely assembled gun and mount. They examine blueprint and point to gun parts.
A car equipped with four wheel steering performs in Pontiac, Michigan. A man drives the car in many different ways on a bridge. View of a car wheel. The car is parallel parked between two cars. The car pulls out of space at right angle.
Documentary from U.S. Department of the Interior, about truck manufacturing at the General Motors Truck Company, Pontiac, Michigan. An automobile drives away from a house carrying two passengers. In contrast, a truck is seen being filled with earth by a steam shovel.It drives away from the construction site carrying a heavy load. The loaded truck backs up to another construction site where earth is needed and prepares to dump its load. A parking lot filled with parked automobiles at an industrial plant. In contrast, trucks are seen moving along a highway, continuously at work. Men in materials laboratory subject a sample of steel rod to a torsion test.They twist it to the breaking point, in a testing machine.
A travelogue of Mid West regions of the United States in the mid 1980s. Map highlights Mid West regions. Montage of small images followed by full screen footage. Close up of corn plant stalk and corn field with bright sun behind. Elevated sweeping pan of a farm with corn and wheat fields, barns, and a river behind. Point of view shot in a wheat field at tops of wheat stalks looking far across the field and then focusing on individual wheat stalks. Combine harvester moving in field and harvesting wheat. Next scene shows group of two canoes on a river. A fly fisherman casting with his fly fishing rod and reel into fast moving rapids of a river. A man and a woman hiking; the man helps the woman step over a shallow stream. Two young men playing on a moving water wheel. They stand atop it and try to balance as it spins, and one falls in the water. Flock of white birds ascending from a lake, with a farm and barns in the background. Aerial view of a recreational vehicle camper on a road surrounded by trees with colored leaves in autumn. Aerial view of many lakes surrounded by trees in autumn. Next scene shows airport worker guiding a large TWA jumbo passenger plane as it taxis into a gate at an airport. Scenes inside an airport. Customers at ticket desks and information desks talking to airline agents and workers. A woman speaks in Spanish and provides guidance to a Spanish-speaking family as they look at a map inside the airport. Point of view shot from moving car at night on a highway of the midwest. Street lights illuminating the roadway. Pedestrians and cars in a town or city at night. Cooks wearing white chef hats prepare food in a casual restaurant. A full glass of beer slides across a bar to a patron, from a bartender. Batter Chet Lemon, number 34, hits a ball at a Detroit Tigers baseball game. A young boy in the stands wearing a Detroit Tigers baseball hat. Aerial view of Detoit Tigers baseball stadium lit up at night. View on field a Detroit Lions quarterback dropping back to deliver a pass in a football game. Kent Benson making a shot at a Detroit Pistons basketball game. Brief scene from a professional hockey game. Scenes from a high speed motor boat race as fans watch the race. Track level view of a pit stop underway during a Formula One car race. Scene of a Formula One car losing control during the race an swinging around backward with smoke coming up from tires. Front view of a red sports car (possibly a Pontiac Fiero) in front of a garage turning on its lights. Automatic pop up lights open and shine at the camera position. View of assembly line operations at an automobile factory in the midwest. Work being done by both automated welding machines and men working on the assembly line. Sunrise or sunset view of city of Detroit skyline with skyscrapers, as seen from a boat on the Detroit River. A large cargo vessel then is seen in the foreground as the camera position continues moving . Sunrise or sunset view of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis Missouri. Aerial wide view of downtown Chicago skyline as seen from a low flying aircraft over Lake Michigan. Young people in swimsuits jumping into a large swimming pool in Chicago Illinois, with view of skyline and skyscrapers of Chicago in the background. Two small motor boats underway in a lake cove. A local civic band playing in a small town as the director conducts them. Children march in a small town parade in a midwest American town. More children riding on a float covered with bunting and American flags, likely in an Independence Day parade. View of a tractor driving on a rural midwest road beside farm fields, as seen from a low-flying aircraft. The farmer on the tractor waves. Low flying aerial view of a Greyhound bus driving on a roadway with farm fields on either side.