Classic 1970's Nurburgring Crash Footage
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    Icon10 Classic 1970's Nurburgring Crash Footage

    Just for 'fun', here's a bit of crash footage from the old days when you could turn up to Nurburgring with your daily driver and fang it around the track...in some cases it was probably the last thing you ever did in it!

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    Froggie car spotters will notice the odd Simca, Matra, possibly an R8G (or maybe R8S). There's even a Zagato towards the end! My old daily Fiat 850 Sport features prominently amongst the wreckage, there's plenty of VW, not many seatbelts.

    Cringe and enjoy.

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    Hahaha excellent!!

    Lot of beetles went over!!

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    I can't believe we young fellas used to do that sort of thing and get away with it, sadly many didn't survive.
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    Ah, Swing Axles....Gotta Love Em...

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    my impression is that you can still turn up in your daily driver and do laps. at EUR100 a lap or thereabouts.

    the things which struck me about the video were ..
    *how easily people are ejected from cars if they are not wearing a seat belt.
    *the number of people with passengers! (guessing that you cant do that in 2013...)
    (i like the one where there is 4 people, no belts, convertible car. jeeeez)
    *how easily doors fly open.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mistareno View Post
    Ah, Swing Axles....Gotta Love Em...
    MY thoughts exactly!!! The one thing nearly all of the cars that went wheels up had in common.

    It made be wonder about the sanity of my fleet - then I thought, nah, what the hell, what are the chances of me driving any of them 'round Nuremberg...
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    I remember that Beetles didn't handle that well, at least with drivers not practised in rallying.

    I thought the ignominious departure of the last crash car (BMW?) most amusing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pugnut1 View Post
    I remember that Beetles didn't handle that well, at least with drivers not practised in rallying.

    I thought the ignominious departure of the last crash car (BMW?) most amusing!
    I reckon Sebastian Loeb would be challenged driving a Beetle. I used to spin mine religiously in the wet, on the dirt and once in the snow. Its what they did. As Ralph Nader said - Unsafe at Any Speed. The early Porshes were the same, but spun at higher speeds with more expensive panel damage.

    That said, they were the good old days of motor racing, where the ticket holder got his money's worth. Its so boring these days, its not worth the cost of the ticket.

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    The crowd were a little too keen to right some of the cars. One dude was still climbing out the front windscreen when they righted it!
    And what about the flares? Not on the cars, but the trouser legs!
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    I recon I spotted an A110 aswell.

    One shot the lead car spins and rolls over and you can just see a quick shot of the roof and top of the rear screen of an A110 following it.
    When you think about it the car following had better handling because the driver didn't lose it and better brakes because he didn't get involved in the accident so it must have been an Alpine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renomad View Post
    And what about the flares? Not on the cars, but the trouser legs!
    And all the brown clothe.

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    As if the poor guy at 6.50 isn't already having a bad enough time being tumble dried by his Beetle but then as a final indignity his bottle of lemonade flies out the window and explodes too.

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    I made it more fun, just remember to turn down the volume on the first vid http://www.youtubedoubler.com/?video...authorName=FAV
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