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Historic Car Racing

Postby Shadowcaster » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:58 am

A wonderful slice of 60's racing down under The Armstrong 500

Don't know why I can't display this one :think:, anyway here's the link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Fhnt9LqWWU&t=81s

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Re: Historic Car Racing

Postby Shadowcaster » Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:07 am

Onboard a Singer Chamois at Cadwell Park

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOjL1TUIDHs[/youtube]

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Re: Historic Car Racing

Postby Anthindelahunt » Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:48 pm

Thanks Rich.Two very interesting videos.
Those were the days.

That Australian race became a a real bore
later on.

I recall seeing Paddy Hopkirk in the circuit
of Ireland,a long time ago.I remember them
screaming through the Sally Gap in Co.Wicklow.
Very scary!

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Re: Historic Car Racing

Postby Shadowcaster » Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:36 am

Cheers Anthin, as I find them I'll post them here. Agree that Bathurst has got a bit tame of late, so has some other branches of the sport. Big money sponsorship I think has got to be a factor. My favourite Bathurst race which I think was the first one televised in the UK had the be the 1986 one where Jaguar and the the late Tom Walkinshaw's TWR bagged 1st and 3rd, great stuff.

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Re: Historic Car Racing

Postby Shadowcaster » Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:39 am

Another great film from BMC this time we are taken to Monte Carlo for the 1960 rally and the Mini doing her thing

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ov5brH94H4[/youtube]

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Re: Historic Car Racing

Postby Anthindelahunt » Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:14 pm

Thanks Rich.
Will watch later this morning.

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Re: Historic Car Racing

Postby Anthindelahunt » Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:23 pm

That was interesting Rich.Everything
looks so dirty and scruffy compared
to now.

How cars have changed.The mini was
sure involved in racing back then.

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Re: Historic Car Racing

Postby Shadowcaster » Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:04 am

Cheers Anthin, yea the Mini was a very special car much better than today BMW offering.

Here's another one that I think I posted elsewhere on the forum, a lap of Le Mans with Britain's first World Champion Mike Hawthorn. The cameras really show how technology has improved over the years.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpRFagIbcPE[/youtube]

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Re: Historic Car Racing

Postby Anthindelahunt » Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:57 pm

Very interesting Rich.Scary seeing cars and bikes on the track.

Those old racing Jags sure looked great.Better than the modern
looking horrors.

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Re: Historic Car Racing

Postby Shadowcaster » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:29 am

Here's a video that really takes me back to my youth, we went to many events like this as we had a friend who competed in an Autocross Special. I can still remember the smell of Oil, Grass and Petrol, Seeing Janspeed Minis, the odd Lotus 7 and a lot of different Fords very happy days indeed.

[YouTube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zn822uhS9V8&t=732s[/YouTube] For some reason this won't link either :oops:

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