There was no film footage of The Blue Flame's record runs. The film crew had departed weeks before.OK, so I was fooled by the official record of the runs just like everyone else
There is footage of standing starts in the film "Break the Record". There also is footage of some early runs from a standing start at - speed - from cameras on the car and alongside the course.
The shot of the crew congratualing Gary Gabelich also was shot earlier.
For the record runs, The Blue Flame was pushed to a rolling start in order to save fuel for the top speed at the end of the run. It ran out of fuel mid-mile, as planned.
Dana Fuller, who had his Ford four-wheel-drive van (with hopped up V-8 power) on the salt, volunteered to push the car up to a high speed, and then pulled off the course before Gary started the rocket. Dana, by the way, owned Diesel streamliner records at the time.
......except some REAL landspeed historian........