Scientology, John Travolta and professional motorsports - 2016-05-12

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F44.png Scientology, John Travolta and professional motorsports May 12, 2016, Matthew Dunn, news.com.au

DURING the mid-1980s, cable television in America became a hub for motor racing.

It also played host to a plethora of infomercials including an advertisement promoting L. Ron Hubbard's self-help book Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health.

Somehow, these vastly different entities became intertwined and what ensued was a series of bizarre events involving religion, million dollar sponsorship offers and John Travolta.


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