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#1 proptop

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Posted 08 February 2020 - 11:09 AM

A beautiful 30 minute movie made by the Shell Oil Co.

 


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Posted 08 February 2020 - 01:52 PM

What a treat! This is one of the best historic racing films I have ever seen. :good:

 

They didn't need any guardrails or safer walls, they had loose hay bales. :shok:

 

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Posted 08 February 2020 - 11:12 PM

The crispness (I guess that's a word for it) of the footage... theater quality... makes it even mo bettah... :)

 

Yeah... the people standing right by the track... no guard rails, nothing... the police standing on the outside of the bend as the cars whiz by at speed... nothing but a few Hay bales... amazing... it's a pre Jacky Stewart era... if you will.

 

Edit: I just looked up the dates... this race was one week before the horrific accident at Le Mans.

 

This race was June 5 and Le Mans June 11-12... that really tells me someting... how things were about to change....


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Posted 10 February 2020 - 11:26 AM

Thank you for sharing.

 

I know this film, but it's always a pleasure to see it again.

 

It's a magical atmosphere, with the dog crossing the track, unimaginable today.


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