Danger on Wheels! 1940 | The Jalopy Journal The Jalopy Journal
Danger on Wheels! 1940 | The Jalopy Journal The Jalopy Journal

I guess it’s just a 7 days for old auto videos, eh? I’ll confess, as much as I enjoy The Satan on Wheels (1947), and The Big Wheel (1949), I experienced never read of Danger on Wheels that preceded both of those these movies in its pre-war release of 1940. This 1 is an automotive  hodge-podge of stunt driving, filth track competitiveness, and paved speedway oval racing. Not the ideal vehicle motion picture in the world, but nonetheless worthy of a check out (if not just to listen to western movie sidekick Andy Devine’s comical voice).

Synopsis says: “During a examination a race automobile working with an experimental oil-fueled motor blows up, killing the driver. Fortunate Taylor, a stunt driver, is originally blamed for the accident, but is later on cleared. He thinks the engine style and design has a true opportunity to gain races, but the racing association has banned it considering the fact that the accident. He devises a scheme to have a vehicle equipped with the engine entered into a race, with out race officials–or the motor designer’s sassy daughter–finding out about it.”

In the movie they retain mentioning this experimental ‘oil-burning’ motor, which ought to be a different way of stating ‘diesel’? In fact, a Cummins diesel race motor vehicle ran at Indy all the way back in 1931, but the oil burners were being never ever pretty competitive until eventually the aerodynamically-examined and turbo-charged 1952 entry from Cummins produced a critical go of it. It was also the previous 12 months they had been permitted to run the Indy 500. I wrote additional on that car here.