50th Anniversary Edition of now on sale!

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Filmed on location at
NORWOOD ARENA, NORWOOD, MASSACHUSETTS

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE
AN INTERVIEW WITH PRODUCER
JAMES A. PIKE
AND ORIGINAL THEATRICAL TRAILER

New Englanders claim it is a unique and original American sport. Southern boys agree, but argue over just where in America it all began. Sociologists see the roots of this sort of mechanical mayhem and wanton destructiveness in the outrageous, thrill-seeking, rabble-rousing entertainments of ancient Rome. Pure Americana or Classical derivative, "DEMO DERBY" has a special place in movie history.
In the summer of 1964, "DEMO DERBY" opened in Boston with "ROBIN AND THE SEVEN HOODS" and in Hartford, New Haven and Worcester with "VIVA LAS VEGAS."

In the next ten days, it was booked into 61 theaters all across New England. But when it was paired with the Beatles "HARD DAYS NIGHT," it played on more than 6,000 screens, all across the country. And after its spectacular first run, it continued to be booked into theaters and drive-ins for TEN MORE YEARS!

If you remember Madras shorts, penny loafers and crew cuts, don't be surprised if "DEMO DERBY" brings a smile. It is so real, that by the time the show is over, you may have to look outside to be sure your old car isn't still there. So, turn your DVD player into a time machine and buckle up for a wild ride down memory lane.

Original Music by ARTHUR KORB      Director of Photography ANGUS MACASKILL
Narrated by JOHN SCOTT      NASCAR Technical Advisor CARLETON MERRILL
Title Song by TRAVIS E. PIKE and ARTHUR KORB, Performed by THE RONDELS
Written, Produced and Directed by JAMES A. PIKE
DEMO DERBY © 1964 Pike Productions, Inc. DVD © MMV Pike Productions, Inc.
DVD Package Design & Supplemental Material © 2009 Travis E. Pike

4:3 ASPECT RATIO / DVD REGION 0 / NTSC / 1964 / BW / 28 MIN / UNRATED

WARNING: We of the sixties generation have been romanticised for our rebellious idealism. Unless you want your children (and grandchildren), to know just how incredibly naive and innocent we really were . . .
KEEP THIS DVD UNDER LOCK AND KEY!

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