Cars at the Movies

April 1, 2023 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Screening Room Cinema
880 Alberta Dr
Buffalo, NY 14226
Hank & Sue Beamer

Private screening of the movie, The Speed Merchants at The Screening Room, a boutique, café style movie theater located in the Boulevard Mall. Doors open at 6pm, Dinner will consist of pizza & wings with a cash bar (beer, wine, soft drinks) at 6:30pm. A DVD of the movie and two other door prizes will be raffled off to event attendees.

The theater seats 50.  Family and friends are welcome. Member co-pay $15 pp

This rare documentary scores highly on most “10 best racing movies” lists and was directed by Michael Keyser who raced 911’s and a 908 back in the day.  He drove numerous times at WGI.  Narrated by Vic Elford and Mario Andretti.  While the video quality is vintage, it offers an up close and personal look at the cars, tracks, and drivers.
THE SPEED MERCHANTS is the story of the 1972 manufacturer’s Championship Series as told by drivers Mario Andretti (Ferrari 312P) and Vic Elford (Alfa Romeo T33TT/3). The film takes you behind the scenes at Daytona, Sebring, the Targa Florio, the Nurburgring, Le Mans and Watkins Glen, focusing on Mario and Vic, as well as Jacky Ickx, Helmut Marko, and Brian Redman. You visit with the drivers at their homes in France, Belgium, Austria and England where they relax with their families between races. Woven into the film is rare footage of both the Ferrari and Alfa Romeo factories where the cars are prepared before each race. Backed by an original musical score, THE SPEED MERCHANTS gives an unforgettable look at a year in the life of the international racing circuit. 95 minutes.

Member cost including dinner is $15/person payable at the door. Please RSVP to Hank Beamer by March 27th, so that we can plan the food accordingly.