Seven Second Love Affair (1965)
Les Blank’s first documentary photography job shooting Drag Racers in Long Beach, CA, driving everything from hopped up “Mercs” to Supercharged “Rail Dragsters”. These cars could accelerate to over 220 miles/hour in a mile. The film follows the life of Rick “The Iceman” Stewart as he attempts to grab the world’s record. Original score by Canned Heat Blues Band.
Written and directed by Robert Abel