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Sat, May 29

Sunday is not only the unofficial start of summer, it's the biggest day in motorsports.

Gearheads get to gorge on two massive events; the Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600. (Or, for those of you on the metric system, the Indianapolis 804.67 and Coca-Cola 965.6.) To get you psyched for the fastest day of the year, Page 2 has a list of motorsports movies -- besides "Days of Thunder" and "Talladega Nights" -- that deserve a spin in your DVD.

"Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies" (1969)

Period comedy set in the 1920s about the Monte Carlo Rally -- a 1,500-mile race across Europe -- with lots of winks and nods to '60s counterculture included.

What to watch for: Dudley Moore and Peter Cook at their bone-dry finest.

What to ignore: Some of the "vintage" Duesenbergs and Rolls-Royces look suspiciously like modified station wagons.

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