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1973 Targa Florio

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  1. NürScud

    NürScud F1 Veteran

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    Amazing video from a magic era! Nothing can be compared today with Targa Florio.


     
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  3. turbo-joe

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    great 4:18 min nostalgic during lunch time :)
    in the video there is a clock counting. so where can we see the rest?
     
  4. Bluebottle

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    Yes, before the 'elf and safety brigade changed everything.:)
     
  5. F1tommy

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    Very nice video. Someone posted that last week. The Italian cars sound great including the steel block Stratos. 911 not so much :).

    For those interested we still have the FIA rally with little to no protection, except in the USA.
     
  6. Doug Nye

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    During the practice days preceding that race my photographer pal Geoff Goddard and I did a lap in a green Fiat 124 hire car, with yours truly driving.

    We were bowling downhill through the tree-lined swerves between Collesano and Campofelice when an awful noise began to fill the cabin. I thought it was a front-wheel bearing breaking up, a squealing, howling mechanical noise.

    Then a flickering movement in the rearview mirror grabbed my intention.

    And scowling at me over the Fiat's trunk lid was Jacky Ickx, in his 312PB.

    I jabbed my arm out of the window to wave him by on our left. He slashed past into a fast, blind right-hander. We followed, tyres screaming at 75-80mph. As that blind corner opened out we could see 2-300 yards of straight ahead leading into a left-hander. The road was empty. Jacky and that works Ferrari had already gone...out of sight.

    I loved the Targa. Dear old Geoff adored it.

    DCN
     
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