» A Gullwing at Twilight




Experience a real adventure in the American West as a legendary racer from a long-ago era, 87-year-old John Fitch, takes to the Bonneville Salt Flats for one last record attempt in his signature Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing, a car he raced successfully in Europe a half a century prior! The result is a highly textured and visually absorbing essay set amidst an ancient landscape that alters the standard views of old age and retirement while reinforcing the universal human need for a challenge. A Gullwing At Twilight was independently produced specifically for and aired many times by the PBS HD channel. After viewing the film, you might look across at your own lifespan and see it differently. Staying focused, remaining passionate, and holding onto a sense of purpose is the message that rises out the borderless backdrop of western Utah. Armed with his classic supercar, the protagonist drives home an important message that it’s not whether you win or lose — it’s whether or not you show up — with the courage to give it your best. The next time you think you’re getting old, think of John Fitch walking triumphantly towards his waiting Gullwing, with adventure beyond.


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Chris Szwedo


Chris Szwedo


John Fitch, Elizabeth Fitch, Sam Posey, Robert Sima


Guy Van Duser