Those of us who are fans of the Milwaukee Mile received some good news last week. A two day event on June 15-16 has been added to the 2012 Indy Car schedule. The Saturday race day should make for a family-friendly Father's Day weekend. Further information HERE.
Along with this good news comes a new DVD from Classic Video: The Golden Years of Indy Car Racing at Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway 1955-1975. This 90 minute program - with its distinctive 'home movie' feel - is a look back at what many consider the golden age of open-wheel racing.
All the stars are here, including Tony Bettenhausen, Jim Rathman, Rodger Ward, Jim Hurtubise, A.J. Foyt, Parnelli Jones, Jim Clark, Dan Gurney Gordon Johncock, Eddie Sachs, Lloyd Ruby and many, many more. If you're a fan of the era, we think you'll enjoy it. $24.95. Order HERE.
In other DVD news, the Grand Prix Heroes Collection has arrived from the UK. We are shipping advance orders this week. The 11 disc Collection profiles 10 drivers and team owner Frank Williams in programs narrated by Stirling Moss. Each runs about 52 minutes. I've only had a chance to view the Jackie Stewart volume but can confirm the usual high quality standards of Brunswick Films and Duke Video. The 11 DVDs can be ordered individually for $24.95 each or as a complete set for $246.95. More info here.
Don't forget, the US DVD release of 'Senna' is just 2 weeks away. There's still time to place your order ($22.99 plus shipping) for early March delivery. 'Senna' recently won two 'BAFTA' (British Academy for Film and Television Arts) Awards in London, one for Best Documentary, the other for Best Editing. It had also been nominated for Best British Film. We understand DVD sales in the UK have topped 700,000. Amazing!