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#7871895 - 07/04/13 07:03 PM Vintage Race Car Crashes,
Kenneth Offline
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Crazy Crazy stuff, hit the link...

[video:google]http://devour.com/video/vintage-race-car-crashes/[/video]

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#7871921 - 07/04/13 07:17 PM Re: Vintage Race Car Crashes, [Re: Kenneth]
Rock Chuck Offline
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No rollbars, no seatbelts, some in the early days didn't even wear helmets. A lot of guys got killed & maimed in those days.
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#7872302 - 07/05/13 04:05 AM Re: Vintage Race Car Crashes, [Re: Rock Chuck]
Kenneth Offline
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I'm thinking seat belts work, huh?

And the roll bar too...

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#7872331 - 07/05/13 04:38 AM Re: Vintage Race Car Crashes, [Re: Kenneth]
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Wow..........that was quite a compilation of wrecks. To see some of the guys get up and walk/run away from the pile-up is something else!

Those were the days!

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#7872541 - 07/05/13 06:51 AM Re: Vintage Race Car Crashes, [Re: Lawdwaz]
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That guy that burned up had a bad day!
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#7872686 - 07/05/13 08:00 AM Re: Vintage Race Car Crashes, [Re: Dan_Chamberlain]
Rock Chuck Offline
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Speeds back then were far slower than today. Can you imagine some of those rollovers at 150 mph? The flying drivers would have been thrown into orbit.
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#7872798 - 07/05/13 08:47 AM Re: Vintage Race Car Crashes, [Re: Rock Chuck]
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Originally Posted By: Rock Chuck
Speeds back then were far slower than today. Can you imagine some of those rollovers at 150 mph? The flying drivers would have been thrown into orbit.
Not as slow as you'd think. There were cars that did a good 120mph with NO crash technology whatsoever. You'd be safer on a motorcycle. At least when you fling off the motorcycle, it won't roll over you and crush you with 2 tons of steel.
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#7873314 - 07/05/13 01:07 PM Re: Vintage Race Car Crashes, [Re: GunGeek]
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Bob was a friend of mine about 25 years ago, and was a tech inspector for vintage races. He was working an event at Watkins Glen when a Ferrari driver wiped out in the bootleg. Later, in the paddock, with his wrecked car on the rollback, Bob approached the driver, who was joking about the accident. When Bob asked him how he could laugh off the wreck of a rare classic, the gentlemen agreed that, yes, it was one of only three of that model ever made - but, he said - "I own the other two."

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#7873336 - 07/05/13 01:22 PM Re: Vintage Race Car Crashes, [Re: GunGeek]
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Originally Posted By: KevinGibson
You'd be safer on a motorcycle.


I follow motorcycle grand prix (MotoGP) racing, and you'd be surprised the "offs" they regularly survive. There are regular injuries, to be sure, such as broken bones, etc. And there seems to be a death every few years. But generally, provided there isn't a barrier to stop a motorcyclist who has been dismounted, they will survive wrecks in excess of 150 mph.

The key is in how quickly (or rather, slowly) you are decelerated.
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#7874663 - 07/05/13 09:11 PM Re: Vintage Race Car Crashes, [Re: n8dawg6]
BarryC Offline
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Friend of mine drag raced nitro-burning motorcycles. He said he felt safer racing those than cars because if something went wrong with a bike he could let go and "bail off the back". eek
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