Konoxville film festival schedule for this weekend

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (JANUARY 31, 2001) - The screening schedule for this weekend's third annual International Reel Wheel Film Festival & Historical Forum in Knoxville has been finalized by the festival planning committee. The event, which is...

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (JANUARY 31, 2001) - The screening schedule for this weekend's third annual International Reel Wheel Film Festival & Historical Forum in Knoxville has been finalized by the festival planning committee. The event, which is free to the public and takes place on the second floor of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, celebrates the automobile and auto racing on film.

According to festival co-chair Thomas J. Schmeh, "The schedule has changed slightly in recent weeks, however the core of the festival remains the same: a Salute to Iowa's Tracks, Stars and Cars. The Louis LeCocq, DeWayne 'Tiny' Lund, Des Moines Board Track, Greenwood Roadway and Bob Trostle presentations are generating a lot of interest amongst fans. In addition, the screening of the Golden Wheel Award-winning films and the films from Iowa State's American Archives of the Factual Film should prove to be both entertaining and educational for festival-goers. Finally, we've added a motorcycle racing presentation by John Tibben of Cedar Rapids and a showing of recently donated slides of 1950's dirt championship car racing in America."

<pre> International Reel Wheel Film Festival & Historical Forum Tentative Schedule (Second Floor - National Sprint Car Museum)

Friday, Feb. 2

6 - 10 p.m. Films include:

   6 p.m.        Art & Racing: The Work & Life of Salvatore Scarpitta
   7 p.m.        Louis LeCocq (video presentation by Bruce Boertje)
   8 p.m.        1950's Championship Car Racing (slides)
   8:30 p.m.     Whip City - Golden Wheel Award recipient

Saturday, Feb. 3

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Films include:

  10 a.m.        Roaring Wheels
  10:15 a.m.     Barney Oldfield's Race For Life
  10:30 a.m.     Midget Car Maniacs - Abbott & Costello
  10:45 a.m.     First Indy 500 Race
  11 a.m.        Speed Kings
  11:15 a.m.     First Glidden Tour*
  11:30 a.m.     Slaves to the Rhythm - Golden Wheel Award recipient
  11:45 a.m.     Totaled - Golden Wheel Award recipient
  Noon           Art & Racing: The Work & Life of Salvatore Scarpitta
   1 p.m.        Wild & Wonderful World of Auto Racing*
   1:30 p.m.     1954 Indianapolis Hot Foot*
   2 p.m.        Diesel Race Car*
   2:45 p.m.     1950's Championship Car Racing (slides)
   3:15 p.m.     1973-76 Wisconsin State Fair Park Stock Car Highlights

4 - 5 p.m. 1955-75 AMA Motorcycle Racing (presentation by John Tibben) 5 - 6 p.m. Louis LeCocq (presentation by Bruce Boertje) 6 - 7 p.m. Greenwood Roadway (slides, film, presentation by group) 7 - 8 p.m. DeWayne "Tiny" Lund (presentation by Faye Jacobsen) 8 - 9 p.m. Des Moines Board Track (presentation by Larry Ball, Jr.) 9 - 10 p.m. Bob Trostle (presentation by Bob Trostle) 10 - 11 p.m. Knoxville Sprints (slides)

Sunday, Feb. 4

10 - 5 p.m. Films include:

  10 a.m.        Art & Racing: The Work & Life of Salvatore Scarpitta
  11 a.m.        Oswego Speedway 50 Years - Golden Wheel Award recipient
  Noon           Knoxville Racing Weekly - Golden Wheel Award recipient
  12:30 p.m.     Michigan Sprints! 2000
   2:30 p.m.     A Day at Cory Kruseman's Driving School, or...
   3 p.m.        Duesenberg Re-creating The Legend
   3:15 p.m.     Star Speedway

NOTE: Asterisk (*) indicates film on loan from the American Archives of the Factual Film at Iowa State University

</pre> Those seeking more information on the International Reel Wheel Film Festival & Historical Forum are urged to contact Tom Schmeh at 641-842-6176 or tschmeh@sprintcarhof.com. Festival co-chairs include museum director Schmeh, Scott Van Den Berg of the Village Theatre in Knoxville, historian Bruce Boertje and Marion County tourism advocate Bob Colbert.

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