This years featured films at the worlds longest-running festival celebrating the automobile and motorsports in film are Sean Buckleys Follow the Corn 3: (Jesse) Hockett Memorial Weekend, Michael Hamms & Kerrie Longs The Greatest Auto Race on Earth, John Greenes and Jennifer Jordans Boys of Bonneville: Racing on a Ribbon of Salt, and Mike Thompsons Faded Thunder: The Clarence Mutt Anderson Story and Faded Thunder: The Amazing Mr. (Jim) Welty. All five are racing-oriented documentaries.
Saturday, April 13, is also the traditional Practice Night for all three weekly divisions of winged sprint cars at Knoxville Raceway. The rest of April and May brings weekly winged sprint car racing to the half-mile Knoxville dirt track, plus special events for four International Motor Contest Association (IMCA-type) classes on April 28 and the always-popular World of Outlaws (WoO) sprint cars on May 11.
The climax of the spring 2013 museum season takes place on May 31-June 1 as the twenty-fourth annual National Sprint Car Hall of Fame (NSCHoF) induction weekend takes place on the Marion County Fairgrounds. This years honorees at the Saturday afternoon banquet include Charles Dutch Baumann, Art Bisch (Sr.), Andy Linden, Brad Noffsinger, Lou Blaney, Jeff Bloom, C.W. Van Ranst, Harold Red Lempelius, Richard Hoffman, E.A. Ernie Moross, Edd Sheppard and Jean Lynch. Plus, Friday night will include a fun and informal special reception for past inductees on the museums second floor.
The cost for each day of the International Reel Wheel Film Festival is just the price of a museum admission (i.e. four dollars per adult), while Practice Night at Knoxville Raceway features free admission in the grandstands. Those individuals interested in the fifteenth annual International Reel Wheel Film Festival are encouraged to visit the museums web site at www.sprintcarhof.com. The non-profit museum, which is open seven days a week, year-round, can also be reached at 1-800-874-4488.