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The Lively Set

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This racing film features the Chrysler Turbine car and engine, as well as some shots of a 1964 Imperial Crown convertible. 

Below are several still pictures from the movie.  In order to play, just click any of the pictures below--click on a small picture for a small (2.9 Meg) movie, or a large picture to view a larger, high quality clip suitable for viewing in "full-screen" mode; file size is 16 Meg. Left click to view the movie directly, or save to your hard drive by right-clicking and selecting "Save Target As".  If you need help viewing, go to our "How To Play Imperial Movies" page.  Enjoy!


Plot Summary from Internet Movie Database: Casey Owens (James Darren), a young mechanic, has developed a design for a turbine car engine, paving the way for a jet-powered auto certain to set a new land speed record. Wealthy playboy Stanford Rogers (Peter Mann) hires Casey to build the car for him to race in the Tri-State Endurance Run. Chuck Manning (Doug McClure), an engineering student Casey met in a drag race, discovers potential flaws in the car's design. After an unsuccessful test run, Rogers abandons the turbine-powered car for a traditional racing model, but Casey and Chuck rework the turbine vehicle to compete with Rogers in the endurance run. Pamela Tiffin plays Eadie, Chuck's sister who becomes Casey's love interest.


A famous racer pulls into the shop where Casey works in a 1964 Imperial Crown convertible.
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Casey ends up designing and building a turbine-powered land speed record car for him.  The crew push the car back towards the '64 Imperial after a successful test run.
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One last view of the '64 Imperial.
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Here we see what looks like a Dual Ghia, or possibly a newer very rare Ghia "L" 6.4, leading Casey's turbine car in an endurance race, but....
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....moments later the Turbine Car passes the Dual Ghia and goes on to victory.
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