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talk about wrapped around a tree GEESH!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by oldskool55, Jun 25, 2006.

  1. oldskool55
    Joined: Apr 10, 2005
    Posts: 712

    oldskool55
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    i found this in the L.A. TIMES

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    "Santa Monica banned road racing after this 1915 accident left the driver and three passengers dead."
     
  2. Well, that fucked that! Wonder what it was?
     
  3. Rickdeluxe
    Joined: Jun 11, 2005
    Posts: 76

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    Left the driver and tree dead??? Or was that three (3) dead???
     
  4. Mr. Mac
    Joined: May 16, 2005
    Posts: 1,940

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    OUCH.... What ever it was, how did they get three people in it?
     

  5. 8flat
    Joined: Apr 2, 2006
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    Shit, how fast could they get those things going in 1915?
     
  6. SEE.... shoulda boxed that frame.
     
  7. Speed has never been the problem, that was sorted out very early, its the handling and braking that took decades to catch up to the performance of the cars!
     
  8. Hackerbilt
    Joined: Aug 13, 2001
    Posts: 6,247

    Hackerbilt
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    Stutz or Mercer maybe?
    I think I see an external fuel tank...but I don't think that narrows it down much considering the year!
    Is that a FULL Elliptic leaf spring I see off to the right?
    4 people though...ALL in a race car???
    Hmmm...I wonder were 2 or 3 spectators involved instead of passengers? Bet there was a lot of debris flying down the track...including the engine!

    I wonder could such an accident be researched thru other old news papers or race records?
    Like to know what the car was!
     
  9. Belchfire8
    Joined: Sep 18, 2005
    Posts: 1,542

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    Damn streetracin' hoodlums!! got what they deserve!!! :rolleyes: I wonder if that tree is still alive?
     
  10. squigy
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
    Posts: 3,915

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    they fucked that tree up!:)
     
  11. spicoli
    Joined: Apr 29, 2006
    Posts: 261

    spicoli
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    from in a house

    and such a nice looking tree too!!!
     

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