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Brand new amazing period 1950's SCCA racing video!

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  1. etceterini.com

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    My friend Harlo Petoskey just posted this incredible video taken by John McClure in California.
    Everyone on this forum will LOVE this time capsule never before published video, enjoy!!

    http://thechicaneblog.com/

    Please let us know what you think.

    Cliff Reuter
     
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  3. 4re Nut

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    Wow; if only it had sound. Other cool stuff at that site too; thanks for the link.
     
  4. CMY

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    Amazing- thank you for bringing this to my attention!
     
  5. Cornbread

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    Very cool.

    Thank you.
     
  6. Bryanp

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    fantastic; thanks for posting. Love the John Edgar rig.
     
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  8. kare

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    Footage shows Riverside and Palm Springs in 1957. Best wishes, Kare
     
  9. ArtS

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    Wow! Great to see history!
     
  10. kevfla

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    had an item in a recent catalog (which I can't locate at the moment), a dvd of '50s SoCal sports car racing. Any vintage Brit car owners recall seeing this in the Moss catalogs?

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    Fantastic. Rest of the site is great, too!


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  13. Bullfighter

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    Wow -- that MGA rollover at 5:55 had to hurt...

    Also amazing to see those Gullwings going at it in the corner. I suppose they were "just cars" back then.
     
  14. Michele

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    #11 Michele, Feb 7, 2010
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    Wow, great film. Makes Tom Burnside's "American roadracing" pictures come alive. Thanks for sharing! Only other possibility to see this kind of racing nowadays is Le Mans Classic, Goodwood Revival or Laguna Seca...
     
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    kevfla-

    I haver the Moss DVD set and it is fantastic to see racing from numerous tracks in the 50s and 60s. Go here for info:

    http://tamsoldracecarsite.net/AlMossPage1.html

    Bullfighter-

    the MGA rollover was the first fatality at Riverside; John Lawrence.
     
  16. etceterini.com

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    I think its much more fun for everyone when the period footage and photos are
    offered for free.....
     
  17. Bullfighter

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    I figured no one was walking away from that. Almost eerie with the lack of sound.

    R.I.P.
     
  18. Texas Forever

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    Wow. Watching this makes you realize how much safer racing is today.

    Dale
     
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    I, also, have these dvd's. They are a treasure for those that love vintage racing. Do yourself a favor and spend the money. You will not regret it.

    George
     
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    Wow! When racing was dangerous, and sex was safe.

    Much appreciated thread, thank you!
     
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    Loved the video. I didn't make it to Riverside in person until 64 though. But I remember the track well from later visits. This last weekend I spent time with the Wood's D type and can just imagine how great that race would have been from the driveer's seat.
     
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    You wonder why it took so long to bring in roll bars.It wasn't long after these films were taken. By 1960 when I started roll bars were required. Otherwise the scene stayed pretty much the same. The only good thing about getting old is you were young enough to have been there. just one man's opinion tongascrew
     
  24. ersatzS2

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    Brings the Burt Levy books to life.
    Highly inconsistent driving skill by the looks of things. Just guys with cool foreign cars out having fun.
     
  25. etceterini.com

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  26. kare

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    I was wrong about Palm Springs; James Smith's Ferrari 166 Berlinetta (at 13:56) still wearing #94 from Palm Springs set me off.

    I think clips change at 13:04. From that point on the clips are from November event.

    Best wishes, Kare
     
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  28. CMY

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    I've never seen that old track come to life before. Just amazing.
     

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