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Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by Liquid, May 19, 2015.
There's a good article to go with this pic.
And a slightly more depressing one about Wesley Graves.
Thanks for those! Great reads.
On May 8, 1905, a pair of brand new "Curved Dash" Oldsmobile 7 HP Runabouts, notably Old Scout and Old Steady, made their way from New York City to Portland, Oregon for a $1,000 prize. Old Scout was driven by Dwight Huss and his mechanic and co-driver was Milford Wigle. Old Steady was driven by Percy Megargel and Barton Stanchfield. Settlers throughout the west including townspeople, ranchers, cowboys and farmers rode for miles on horseback to see Old Scout and Old Steady pass through their neck of the country. While the race was a much publicized event, many came out to see if automobiles were practical enough to be useful in the rugged West. One log from Megargel claimed that once they got away from the city into rural farm country, they encountered many people who has never seen an automobile before. One boy in particular was startled, turned around and ran the opposite direction screaming. After 44 long and grueling days and nights with lots of flooding, Old Scout got to Portland just in time for the Lewis and Clark Exposition in Portland on June 21. Old Steady rode in eight days later.
Old Scout shortly after^
Drivers: Michele Alboreto ITA, Rene Arnoux FRA
Thought it looked familiar.
Graham Hill and Colin Chapman competing on a trials event.
A USAC Race at Langhorne Speedway on June 1967.
Ralph Ligouri - Indiana State Fairgrounds in 1964. (There is a lot of debate about the time, place, and people in this photo.)
(I apologize if this has already been posted)
Interesting sign language.
Is that 1 more lap, or up the pace?
I enjoyed watching that
I'd like a go-in a game
Has the Conrod straight changed over the years ? I don't remember it having so many crests and dips whilst watching the V8S during the last few years...?
Great footage their, be really good, to have in a bike game.
Here's track maps, Conrod straight, was different back in the day.
Yeah, the Chase was added in the late 1980s (either 1986 or 1987?) to comply with the same FIA rules about not having straights longer than 2 kilometres that resulted in the chicanes being added at Le Mans.
Found this on Instagram, can't find any info about it.
I was curious about this so I searched around, apparently this is Erik Carlsson, a Swedish rally driver. He mostly drove Saabs and had a habit of rolling his car onto its roof. He even rolled it intentionally one time to escape mud at the Safari Rally. Sounds like quite a character.
His habit of rolling cars went so far that he was nicknamed "på taket" which literally means "on the roof" and that's probably saying enough.
He looks John Candy.
I believe the picture is from his movie Planes, Trains, and Rally Cars.
CART race at Motegi1997. Sumo wrestler holds the V8 108D Mercedes/Illmor Indycar engine, which produced 800 bhp at 14200 rpm.
Le Mans, 1957. The French-entered 3rd place finishing D-Type of Jean Lucas and ”Mary” (Jean Brussin) leads the Belgian-entered 4th place finisher of Paul Frère and Freddy Rousselle. Both cars are sporting national colours.
I've worked on several E-Types, including a frame up restoration, which are very similar to the D-Type. A very advanced car for the day, and a bullet-proof engine. Not to mention quite shapely. In all, an admirable achievement technically and in performance at LeMans.
1939 Belgian Grand Prix
Driver: Richard Seaman (ENG)
Car: Mercedes-Benz W154
Result: Crashed, died in hospital
In a sad coincidence, I think this is the exact same corner where Seaman had his accident -I think it's La Source. He crashed into a tree and was trapped in the cockpit, as the car caught fire. He perished in the hospital, due to fatal burns.
I stumbled upon a Facebook fan page for the Saleen racing team during the late 90s, when Tim Allen was involved.
Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (MoSport) in 1999
July 9, 2000 on Road America
1984 Safari Rally... but you don't need me to tell you that.
Seaman died when his car slid off the road on the approach to the La Source hairpin. Whether that was at Blanchimont or prior I can't say.
He was knocked out on impact, the car caught fire, but people on the scene quickly put out the flames. He woke later in hospital & apologised to a Mercedes official saying he was going too fast.
@Roo that's an amazing pic from the last of the open-road rallies. Old school rallying at its wildest
Okay, that beats seeing F1 cars having to evade a dog on Bahrain or V8 Supercars dodging Kangeroos on Mount Panorama.
Are you absolutely sure that's not Sweet Giraffe Hafren?
Yes, it's recent but there is no doubt that today's events were dramatic, impactful and, thankfully, non-fatal.
2020 Bahrainian Grand Prix
Driver: Romain Grosjean FRA
An amazing escape from what would’ve surely been a fatality only a few years ago.
I get the feeling we’ll be seeing guardrail at FIA Grade 1 circuits as a thing of the past from now on.