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    I can see the position of the steering wheel. I can also see that the impact may have pushed it to the left (as we face the wreck) or a flying body inside the car may have forced it to the right. Without further evidence I am not able to conclude either position. Now if someone can identify the nationality of the number plate, that I feel may resolve this perplexing issue.

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    My bet is that its a natural reaction to try and steer away from the collision exposing the passenger side. Although not compelling, its my bet the collision is on the passenger side.
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    Look at the mirror, I'd say right hand drive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim Luck View Post
    The drivers feet might be hurting a bit!


    I don't think this bloke will ever worry about his feet ever again.

    Its LHD for sure. The entire left side of the front end including the rack and cross member has been pushed back into the cabin. They didn't have collapsable steering columns in those days so the whole lot just got shoved straight across from the inpact, no doubt taking the drivers chest with it.

    If you knew how far forward the headlight flew that would give an indication of how fast he was going.

    I once had to wreck out an R10 that was hit like that only more front on and the steering wheel was pointing at the sky. First job was to remove the master cylinder and we picked it up with the fork lift and from underneath I cut into the floor around the pedals with a cold chisel straight into a pool of blood. Wonderful memory.
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    Hey Jacques, do you think we might adjust the brakes on this side whilst they're in the air?
    Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone............

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    "Francois you shouldn't be driving cos you're pissed"
    "Thank God for that, I thought the steering had gone"

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    I didn't know Jacques and Francois spoke English.
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    i reckon they should stop yacking and put the engine fire out.

    wait a minute! isnt that Napoleon!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexander View Post
    wait a minute! isnt that Napoleon!?
    Nah, too tall.

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    This looks like the Aussie bush, anyone know who this is...c'mon fess up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    This looks like the Aussie bush, anyone know who this is...c'mon fess up?

    Oh dear! Hope they kept the wheels.
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    I doubt it! Look at the phalanx of vultures waiting on the hillside. The "car"case was probably picked clean in under 15 minutes......
    Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone............

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    Good sleuthing there Arto I reckon that's it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FIVEDOOR View Post
    I got lucky
    So did I, but I don't brag about it...

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    That's probably the top of Conrod, near where the BLCC clubrooms stand now I'd guess
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    actually this is fairly reassuring: nose and tail crumpled but centre intact
    cheers! Peter (& no, I didn't like the 4cv shot)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4cvg View Post
    actually this is fairly reassuring: nose and tail crumpled but centre intact
    cheers! Peter (& no, I didn't like the 4cv shot)
    It's no Tatra though!
    An early press film for the 50's Tatra (can't recall the T number) actually roll it down a hill deliberately to show how strong the body is. Maybe the Czechs drove just as drunk as the Russians?
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    Thanks to the eagle eye of one of our RCCQ high ranking officials we have a video of a Bathurst race from 1965 which contains our rollover renault R8, its at 11:48.

    It's amazing how far our homegrown iconic event has changed in terms of the cars, pit crews, track safety and commentary etc.

    Enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    Thanks to the eagle eye of one of our RCCQ high ranking officials we have a video of a Bathurst race from 1965 which contains our rollover renault R8, its at 11:48.

    It's amazing how far our homegrown iconic event has changed in terms of the cars, pit crews, track safety and commentary etc.

    Enjoy.

    I did - thanks! As for race style, I think that I prefer then to now. Peter

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    great video. and to think: 5 or 6 years later, they were hooting around in GTHOs.

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    I also enjoyed it very much. I definitely preferred then to now. I think our current young race drivers would be horrified. No roll cages, cold suits, or any real safety gear. Life seemed so much easier. Out on the road you didn't have to keep watching your speedo and rear vision mirror. Concentration on driving is now split with concentrating on not offending. One ends up being so tense. It takes away the pleasure of just driving for drivings sake. Driving was far more relaxed never having to worry that I might be a few K's over the limit.

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    Nothing like a bit of cross-ply shredding, door handle scraping action! Ah, my childhood memories come flooding back
    cheers,

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