Tarantula (movie trailer from 1955)

A scientist is working for the good of mankind, trying to grow animals to jumbo size, so, you know, they can feed more people.  Makes no sense, but he experiments with a tarantula (why? nobody is going to want to eat a jumbo spider), and it escapes from his lab much to the consternation of the local town folk.  They try to blow it up with dynamite, but it’s not enough.  They bring in fighter jets & Clint Eastwood and eventually fry the poor thing with napalm.  The movie poster is pretty racy:

Tarantula title card

California Highway 120: Tioga Pass into Lee Vining

With a camera mounted on the roof of my car (shooting 1 image per second), I drive from Tioga Pass (eastern entrance to Yosemite National Park, elevation 9,943′) to near the junction of Highway 395 (about 1/4 mile from the town of Lee Vining, elevation 6,781′).  The distance covered is about 10 miles, which lasts 40 seconds in this video clip.  This clip and others are included in my Stock Footage collection, and can be downloaded for ABSOLUTELY FREE !!