The tenth anniversary of the award winning documentary on Indiana University's Little 500 will be released on May 1st, 2010. Ten years of new footage, exciting finishes and interviews, highlight this exciting new release.
Originally conceived of in 1998; following a meeting with the late Bill Armstrong and an interview with race inventor and pioneer, Howard S. "Howdy" Wilcoox, it was decided to undertake the massive project designed to chronicle the then 50 year old race.
Thanks to the preservation skills of Indiana University and the Student Foundation, thousands of photographs and film or video footage from virtually every race were made available for use in the film. Research, thanks to John Schwarb's historical recount and endless hours looking at old newspapers, set the stage for the project. Eighty interviews later, reenactments, personal filming of eight races, and countless trips to Bloomington, we had our film. Explore the pages here and learn more the project, the race and the filmmakers.
The four hour double dvd documentary is sure to appeal to anyone with an interest in the Indiana University's unique event, bike racing in general or simply collegiate athletics. Priced at only 24.95 the film makes an excellent gift for any cycling or sport enthusiast.