Once Upon A Wheel
Winner - World Television Festival Award
Winner - Best International Sports Documentary
"Spectacular...Paul Newman and celebs performed for director David Winters with joie de la cause, abetted by extraordinary editing.... A poetic study of man and machines...Incredible effect...Most exciting."
- Don Freeman, San Diego Union
"Most Exciting show ever ... A Special TV Special"
"The Woodstock of racing...it is very touching...it is entertaining....it has a balletic sense of it......Incredible...."
- Donna Pickrell, Houston Post
Hosted by: Paul Newman
Featuring: Mario Andretti, Richard Petty, Bobby Isaac, Al Unser, Parnelli Jones, Bobby Unser, and many more
Directed by: David Winters
Produced by: Burt Rosen
The roar of the engines as cars thunder by awestruck fans…the danger… the fame …this is the electrifying world of racecar driving.
Take a nostalgic look back to a time when the sport of racing was just becoming the grand spectacle we know it as today. Superstar Paul Newman leads this journey of man and machine, taking an in depth look at the sport as well as the fans that make it all possible. See many of the sports’ legendary drivers in their prime: Mario Andretti, Parnelli Jones, Jackie Stewart, Al and Bobby Unser, and NASCAR legends Bobby Isaac and “The King” Richard Petty as they join guest stars Kirk Douglas, Dick Smothers and James Garner to bring this thrilling sport vibrantly to life.
Witness the ultimate this sport has to offer, with revving engines and screeching tires, as man and machine meld into one force where speed is the essence, and where winning, no matter how dangerous, rules the day. Watch these daring drivers push the very boundaries of endurance with turns of more than 200 miles an hour, withstanding incredible “G” forces, battling fatigue, as these consummate warriors wage battle with one common goal…victory.
Special DVD Extras-
- Paul Newman bio
- Driver career highlight
- Indy 500 & NASCAR Facts
- Indy 500 & NASCAR quizzes