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Old 02-04-2003, 05:14 PM
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Speed Tv : Racing mercedes on again

tomorrow @ 8:00pm - 9:00pm and again @ 12:30 - 1:30

(all are Eastern Standard Time)

this isn't the full one because it onlu covers Post War and the Last Hurrah

i think there is one more that covers the early history of Mercedes and motor racing in general)

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Old 02-05-2003, 08:01 PM
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It's coming on again starting in the 1954 season. Right now 8 pm eastern time.
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Old 02-09-2003, 03:04 PM
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Back to back episodes today. Lots of vintage film from the 30s and 40s. They cover the other marques as well. There were films of some of the greatest drivers of all time.
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Old 02-09-2003, 03:10 PM
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Its on right now. Pretty cool footage of the 54 grand prix
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Old 02-09-2003, 04:17 PM
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JUst watched the entire series, Sunday afternoon. Great show.
BTW, my parents were at the 1954 race at LeMans that had the wreck that effectively ended MB's participation in racing until the 80's

Quite a series, that Fangio was really something.

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Old 02-10-2003, 05:02 PM
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yeah i recorded the entire series over the weekend...now i need to find some quite time to really enjoy it :-)

its weird that back then, there was a max weight and now there is a min weight restrictions !
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Old 02-10-2003, 07:51 PM
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its weird that back then, there was a max weight and now there is a min weight restrictions !
i believe that the minimum weight restriction nowadays was imposed so that constructors will not sacrifice driver safety.

i wish that they will show races of the more modern models, those we can identify with. For example, I wish that they would show the race where they had the best drivers race against each other in identical 190e 2.3-16 cars, and Senna won, in spectacular fashion. They said that unlike the other drivers, he took that race very seriously.
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Old 02-10-2003, 09:47 PM
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"i wish that they will show races of the more modern models, those we can identify with."

bobbyv, I understand where you are coming from but I invite you to read about the early days of F1 racing especially the 30s and 40s. The evolutionary pace of technology and driving skill was incredible.

My favorite driver of all time is Tazio Nuvolari. He is credited with inventing the four wheel drift.

I don't want to start a debate on old vs. new but if you read the accounts of some of these races you will likely get drawn in too. There are some great stories out there.
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Old 02-11-2003, 05:18 PM
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i don't like how now....teams make the cars super light and use weight ballasts.....min weight should be the car itself and not with the weight ballasts also

Tazio was the man back in the day

today's drivers look to Schumacher and Senna as the benchmark
yesterday was Clark, Tazio, & Fangio

sad news for me : i went to watch the 2 hrs of Racing Mercedes I thought I had recorded....nope....something went asmiss and I got a blank tape :-(

Anyone know when the full series will be on again?

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