In 1915, the Reno Commercial Club offered a trophy for the first car to travel a new route from San Francisco to Reno. This may sound easy, but much of the way across the Sierras involved slowly winching and pushing the 1915 Buick through snow and ice along an unplowed, steep, narrow, ill-defined road. In fact, you may wonder that these men attempted such a feat for a mere trophy! The film was copied by Blackhawk in 1968 from an original nitrate print loaned by an elderly and secretive private collector. Music by Eric Beheim.
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I just enjoyed "Over the Top" on Fandor and I think you'll love it.
That was some crazy stuff. Amazing how different the mindset & stamina to accomplish was then compared to the nation full of lazy-asses we are today. This is a success seminar all by itself! Easy to see the contrast between the thing that builds a great nation of doers and destroys a weak nation of complainers.
WOW! truly obsessed with the task. Pretty cool. us wimps of today wouldn't do this trek.
All that for a stupid tiny trophy! Not worth the drive..lol. But great early footage and amazing shots of the Sierra, SF and Reno.
amazing. My gearhead bf, retired, and his New Hampshire gearhead cousins would absolutely love this movie. They are even restoring many autos that have sled/skis. OMG.. amazing!