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#1 Ricky Vegas

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 12:53 PM

Not sure if this vintage production re-broadcast by ESPN years ago has been posted before.

 

Just wish it was a tad more "crisp" to the eye. Still; it's very cool.

 

The frames where the winged Chaparral can be seen at speed are priceless.

 

 

 


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Posted 17 January 2020 - 02:45 PM

Wow.

 

Terrific video; awesome machines and the best drivers of a generation.

 

Noticed how the drivers spoke in clear, honest and in "non-sponsorship" terms; something one doesn't see very often anymore...

 

Thanks for posting this.

 

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 03:22 PM

What a lineup of all time greats!

 

Thank You for posting. :good:

 

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 03:33 PM

I LOVED CanAm.  I was so disappointed when it came to an end.


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Posted 17 January 2020 - 05:31 PM

CanAm cars are one of my favorites.  I had the pleasure seeing Dan Gurney's 1968 Lola T160 AAR in person.  Its a piece of art. 

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 05:34 PM

Awesome!

 

I remember the wing at Bridgehampton.

 

Also got a kick out of the 'soundtrack' of the race. (see picture)

 

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 07:36 PM

Not too many cartoons require you to be familiar with the Doppler effect to get it :shok: :)

 

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Posted 18 January 2020 - 02:24 AM

Oh The Glory Days. How I used to love to watch that series on TV here in New Zealand.

 

Coverage of CanAm was always a week behind the USA - there was no "Live" TV coverage then.

 

Thanks for posting, Richard.

 

Many, many years ago I had email communications with Dave Despain, trying to see if we could get more screening of the CanAm racing, which I was told he had the rights to. Sadly, we were never able to get copies of that racing film :(

 

Does anyone have anynore links to these races?


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Posted 18 January 2020 - 10:59 AM

A great episode from a fantastic series. Enrichened by the great interviews by Chris Economaki. 


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Posted 18 January 2020 - 01:02 PM

Dave told me the rights to the Glory Days shows ended up with ESPN.   That was a great series.


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