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Archive for May, 2011
Even more video extras from the SMOKE, SAND AND RUBBER DVD
Even more video extras from the SMOKE, SAND AND RUBBER DVD

Don’t forget to come to our free screening tomorrow at the Shoreline Community College’s Theater. There will be feats of strength and race cars! For now, enjoy this short about two noteworthy Northwest races, Allen Heath, and Len Sutton – featuring Mel, Art Waller, Jack Snyder and the incomparable Bonnie Guitar.

The first review of SMOKE, SAND AND RUBBER
The first review of SMOKE, SAND AND RUBBER

Smoke, Sand & Rubber is an affectionate look at the little known world of midget car racing. This small gem of a film provides a panoramic view of abiding passion, familial love and creative legacy. I loved this film – it had me smiling the whole way through, even as I wiped away tears. Jennifer […]

Are you strong enough to drive a Midget?
Are you strong enough to drive a Midget?

Mel Anthony, the 87 year old race car driver and star of SMOKE, SAND AND RUBBER is going to bring his training wheel to the World Premiere Screening on Tuesday, May 31st at 7 PM. Test your strength with a steering wheel that approximates the force required to steer a midget race car.

Demolition Derby!
Demolition Derby!

Here’s another DVD extra from SMOKE, SAND AND RUBBER. This one features some great vintage demolition derby footage and a Midget Auto Blues remix by Evan Hart.

Bonnie Guitar plays Mood Indigo
Bonnie Guitar plays Mood Indigo

I’m excited to announce that Bonnie Guitar, who wrote who wrote and recorded the song Midget Auto Blues in 1944, is writing and recording more music for the nearly completed, Smoke, Sand and Rubber. Here she is performing Mood Indigo last summer.

Chick Barbo’s Nickname
Chick Barbo's Nickname

Chick Barbo was one of the great midget racers in the Pacific Northwest. In this DVD extra, Mel Anthony talks about how he came to be known as “Chick.”