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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1959 July

Drivers Perform Stunts at Starkey Speedway in Roanoke, Va.

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The WSLS-TV News Film Collection, 1951-1971, comprises anchor scripts and 16mm news film created by Roanoke, Va., television station WSLS. A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities funded the preservation and digitization of this collection.

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51 seconds
Daredevils perform car and motorcycle stunts at the Starkey Speedway in Roanoke, Va., while spectators look on from the stands. Three cars speed along the track, linked together. A motorcycle and several cars, one with a man clinging to the hood, drive through a wall of fire. A line of cars drives up a one-sided ramp, each balancing on two wheels.
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