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Old 02-22-2011, 11:24 AM   #1
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Default Killed Myself When I Was Young



It's very rare to find any film footage pre-1960 with actual sound attached as the technology wasn't easily obtainable in the day. As such, much of the vintage film compilations that are sent to me leave me wishing for more. Sound is a very importa...

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Old 02-22-2011, 11:27 AM   #2
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some of those wrecks are brutal. awesome video, kinda humbles you.
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:29 AM   #3
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Friggin nuts!
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:30 AM   #4
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Looks like a lot of footage from the Crash Carnage series on youtube.
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:30 AM   #5
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WOW. That was hard as hell to watch and incredible at the same time. My jaw is still hanging open. God bless seat belts, roll bars and fuel cells... DAMN.

Thanks for sharing, boss. You're right, I don't think the actual sound could have been tolerated.
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:32 AM   #6
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I can relate to not wanting to watch that kinda thing.

Before I bought my lil hotrod project I was spending 2 weekends a month racing off road bikes here in texas. Ive had my share of hurt and try my best to never watch motorcycle crashes.
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:34 AM   #7
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them ole boys sure had brass ones for sure
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:34 AM   #8
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A guy had to really be more than a bit nuts to race in those days in those cars. It gives a good look at the race cars though.
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:34 AM   #9
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Looks like a lot of footage from the Crash Carnage series on youtube.
Pretty sure it was sent to me from the source... Ed Tilly. I haven't watched all of those and not sure I want to. This one was enough for me.
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:37 AM   #10
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I never raced but have been around racers and race cars my whole life. I don't go to the races to see crashes. Hate 'em, hate the sound of them. Even when no one's hurt, I hate to see the equipment destroyed and money lost.

The guys who drove the cars in this video surely must've clanked when they walked.
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:38 AM   #11
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I'm thankful for modern safety regulations.
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:39 AM   #12
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Thanks for the warning, I won't watch the video.
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:39 AM   #13
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I had to turn it off after the first few crashes. The one positive thing that ever came about as a result of those crashes and deaths was vastly improved safety rules and engineering for racing cars that has in some cases been incorporated into production automobile design. Both racing and production automobiles are far safer today than they were half a century or more ago.
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:39 AM   #14
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It's just crazy that so many people never considered safety cages or belts back then.
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:40 AM   #15
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Sorry did not watch, not what racing is about in my opinion.
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:41 AM   #16
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That's just hard to watch friend.

One of my earliest memories of racing was actually motorcycle racing. I watched a family friend named McDugal go through the cyclone fence at the track in San Jose and strain himself.

Racing is dangerous now and was way more dangerous when the Old timers were first starting out.
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:41 AM   #17
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dont think i want to watch that again,as said brass balls.dam
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:47 AM   #18
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also i would like to add i dont think i will ever own a roadster because of this video.
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:49 AM   #19
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Scary. Lots of lives ruined back in the day.
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:56 AM   #20
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I've was into road racing from the late 1960''s untill 2006 and safety has increased greatly over the years. The down side is the view the spectators have has greatly diminished due to the concrete walls and catch fences. But note last Sundays Daytona race Jr took a head on hit into the wall, from what I remember about the same as his dad hit when he died. He drove on and and never a word said about it. Those rubber walls are great.

And yes it is extremely sad that some fans find enjoyment in the crashes.
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