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  1. DDDenny
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    Believe it or not, Charlie Musselman only broke an arm in this flip at Langhorne 1957.
     
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    Wow! That is really good news.... I thought the worse.
    He needs to buy a lottery ticket :p Wait a minute, did they even have lottery tickets back then? :)
     
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    Medicine Hat, Alberta flood, 1951. 886382_163087790722191_6731622091432647481_o.jpg
     
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    Muller Bros Car Wash
    Date taken: June 1951
    Photographer: Allan Greg Grant
    I won't blame anyone who loses control ....
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    Funny how some pictures I posted in this thread 6 months ago are re-appearing. Makes me wonder what kind of journey they had in between. :) trub064.jpg
     
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    That would be Glen Campbell Chevrolet in Williamsville NY when they were on Main St. Now on Transit Road several miles away from there. My Grandfather bought his 78 Corvette at this location. Was one of the cars they wrote the lemon laws for...........
     
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    I swear, Officer, the guy looked just like the Terminator! Gary
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    Gathering UTEs for war in Australia
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    It seems that Malcolm Campbell (later to be knighted and then known as Sir Malcolm Campbell) was a car salesman - including for the supercars of their day (traditional supercars?) as his 'day-job'. For fun, he went about setting lnd speed records - plenty of them, in fact.
    His shop was in Byron House, St James St London SW1 - I noticed it in the bottom of Gary's post and checked to see if it was the same one..
    Cheers.
     
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    I understand that back in the day, there was a very strong belief among most racers that being thrown clear of a wreck was waaaay preferable to wearing a seat-belt.
    Times sure have changed - lots of lives were lost along the way.
     
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    Street scene in Austin, 1940s.
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    In this case it did turn out to be better to be thrown clear in a crash. The photo is of Charlie Musselman flipping his sprint car at Langhorne, PA in 1957. Charlie was knocked unconscious in the crash but received no other injuries and was fine, although sore, after he awakened. He did, however, retire from racing.
     
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  25. Fire was the main reason for drivers not wanting seat belts to keep them in the car..think no fire suit and a fuel tank not a fuel cell like today.
     
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    Not to mention the lack of functional roll over protection in open cars. Better chances in going for a "flight" than a nearly guaranteed head mashing then.
     
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    ^ A vid posted on another thread showed a whole bunch of ''flying driver'' wrecks. NO safety equipment on the cars. Driver suit and primitive crash helmet. Folks was tough in those days!
     
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    Some Formula One drivers didn't wear seat belts even into the '70's.
     
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    Charlie Musselman retired in 1958. He owned a bar across from Ursinus College in , Collegeville, Pa. Lots of great racing pictures of the time on the walls. He was a very nice man!
     
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    It is ironic that all of these reasons for not using seat belts in the old race cars were also used by motorists who resisted seat belts. In the early days of racing I think there was some logic to not using seat belts, many of which have already been mentioned here. Being thrown clear probably was better than being in an open car without a roll bar. The consequences of fire was certainly a good reason for not being stuck in the car. Of course in modern times the buckles are much easier and faster to release. Then fuel cells, cages, fire suppressant systems and all that make things much safer.
     
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