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Great racing!

nomad

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Just watched the 65 Sebring race on 'youtube'. 5 parts that I think this group would like. "The 12 Hour Grind".

Enjoyed the London to Sydney marathon rallye of 1968 a while ago but it seems to have disappeared! Anyone know where it could be out in cyberspace??

Kurt.
 

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Ah, thanks Nial...stand's to reason that if someone thought it had value the "free" would go away!!
I thought it was good enough that I just might buy it! Then again 30GBP ain't chicken feed for a video!

Kurt.
 

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I have always liked this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWRc-rIz8N8 The beginning is a little hokey, but I get a kick out of it, just like life at home, but it gets more serious and realistic as it goes along, the car inspection and pre-race stuff is great, as is the Le mans start, there are two more parts, youtube will prompt you for it when you get done with the first.
 

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That was fun!

It kind of reminds me of what I do currently.

Those old "pro races" were a lot more amateur than they might have seemed (I recall seeing an F1 car on an open trailer at Watkins Glen in the late 60s......and I saw Sam Posey's factory Dodge Trans-Am car come into Lime Rock on a U-Haul open trailer)

(by the way, when I'm working on the car, my wife always gives me a "10 minute warning" for dinner time :friendly_wink: )

EDIT: Here's a shot I took of Posey's race car at Lime Rock in '70. Note "pro trailer and tow vehicle".

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That Connew F1 story was neat! Too bad it's not possible today.

The other quasi-amateur privateer that comes to mind as a self-builder is Alain de Cadenet.

To quote Wikipedia:

He made his reputation building and driving his own sports prototypes, taking on works teams and occasionally beating them. In 1976 he finished 3rd overall at the Le Mans.[2] In 1980, with co-driver Desiré Wilson, he won two rounds of the World Sportscar Championship —the Monza 1000 kilometers and Silverstone 6 hour events. This was a major achievement in an era of increasing professionalism, when it was very difficult for privateers to defeat larger, better-funded teams that had factory support.
 
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All good stuff! Especially hay bales to mark the track and cars sliding around on the tires of those days as if they were on ice!

Kurt.
 
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