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Old 02-16-2019, 11:10 PM
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1962 Monaco Grand Prix in 70mm

Some amazing Grand Prix footage. Those drivers had balls.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCv-dIFGcd0
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Old 02-17-2019, 10:33 AM
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Old 02-18-2019, 01:32 PM
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Wow! I though the film 'Grand Prix' was awesome. I only watched it for the first time last year. It is still awesome. This film is stunning. The quality, the angles, etc. I did watch to out takes and such for "Grand Prix'. Some critics thought it was a bit to bloody. A few years later, the statistics were only 1 in 5 drivers survive that era if they drove for 5 years.
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Old 02-18-2019, 01:49 PM
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Grand prix is very, very good. I have a DVD and watch it regularly to inspire me to go autocross. LeMans too.
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Old 02-18-2019, 01:55 PM
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Does anyone knows what car the camera car is in the beginning, the silver color suggests it’s a Mercedes, but I don’t think it is?
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Old 02-18-2019, 01:56 PM
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That is some amazing footage. Hard to imagine now closing down a city for a day for a race. I guess being not merely a city but a principality has something to do with that. And the people lining the track, wow, and this was 7 years after the Le Mans disaster.

I didn't realize the survival rate was that poor. Then again you look at those cars, not much by way of saftey features. But grand prix was more raw in that day, more cool IMO. I liked the late 60s era, Jack Brabham and gang.
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Old 02-18-2019, 01:57 PM
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Does anyone knows what car the camera car is in the beginning, the silver color suggests it’s a Mercedes, but I don’t think it is?
I thought Mercedes, the hood shape brings that to mind.
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Windshield frame far too delicate for Mercedes’s tastes. I vote Italian, likely Ferrari...

EDIT: looked at it again - I vote 190SL...
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Old 02-18-2019, 03:11 PM
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Yeah, maybe.
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Most of the Italians of that era (Ferrari, Maserati) had a hood scoop, not a tapered hood bubble, which this car and the 190SL has. Also the 190SL had a thin stainless steel rod running from the center of the windshield frame to the dashboard, as does this car. I ruled out Lamborghini, as their 1962 convertibles were more suited for plowing fields than running the streets of Monaco...
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Old 02-18-2019, 04:49 PM
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And silver is the color that represents Germany.
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Most of the Italians of that era (Ferrari, Maserati) had a hood scoop, not a tapered hood bubble, which this car and the 190SL has. Also the 190SL had a thin stainless steel rod running from the center of the windshield frame to the dashboard, as does this car. I ruled out Lamborghini, as their 1962 convertibles were more suited for plowing fields than running the streets of Monaco...
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'By this point of the season, Lorenzo Bandini was dead from a horrific accident in the last laps of the Monaco GP, and Mike Parkes was badly injured in a career-ending 1st lap crash at Spa. Another driver was killed while testing at Silverstone.

As much as we like to romanticise this period of Formula 1, it was still very much a lethally dangerous sport. '

This was one of the comments on the Nordschliife
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Old 02-19-2019, 06:11 PM
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Here are some 190 sl visors for sale. I'm not sure they match the film.
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Old 02-21-2019, 03:08 PM
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'By this point of the season, Lorenzo Bandini was dead from a horrific accident in the last laps of the Monaco GP, and Mike Parkes was badly injured in a career-ending 1st lap crash at Spa. Another driver was killed while testing at Silverstone.

As much as we like to romanticise this period of Formula 1, it was still very much a lethally dangerous sport. '

This was one of the comments on the Nordschliife
I gather it was pretty bad in those days and earlier. Not much by way of safety features. Those roll bars were slightly better than nothing I suppose.

OTOH, I gather now the G forces can get so great, drivers are in danger of blacking out.
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