pre war car trail
First Dutch Pre War Car Trail, 16 maart 2014
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When Racers Where RACERS! Old Race Car Crashes www.RightFace.us
http://www.RightFace.us Change of pace video. Non political. Watch and be
amazed with old car racing footage from the good ole days. In the early
days of automobile raving they did not use seatbelts and roll cages were
not even thought of. One famous racer of the day, Eddie Rickenbacker went
on to fame as our leading Ace in WWI and then owned the Indy 500 race track
and was President of Eastern Airplines. Great soundtrack on this one!
Old Racing Footage
Not sure where I got this video from but it has some cool vintage racing in
Tripoli Grand Prix 1937 سباق الملاحة
The Tripoli Grand Prix was a motor racing event first held in 1925 on a
racing circuit outside Tripoli, the capital of what was then Italian
Tripolitania. Motor racing was an extremely popular sport in Italy and the
colony was seeking methods to raise capital and promote tourism -- tourists
who, it was hoped, would then decide to settle in Tripolitania. But despite
the support of the colony's extremely enthusiastic governor, Emilio de
Bono, and some initial success, the events failed financially. Only
personal intervention by de Bono kept the 1929 event from being cancelled,
and 1930 was marred by a spartan field, little public interest, and the
death of Gastone Brilli-Peri in an accident. Initial enthusiasm and
sponsorship had retreated, the fallout from Brilli-Peri's accident meant a
1931 running was impossible, and the dream of a successful Tripoli Grand
Prix might have ended there and then.
But the president of Tripoli's auto club, Edigio Sforzini, was resilient.
He decided to organize another Grand Prix, this time on a purpose built
European style racing circuit. Sufficient capital was raised from the
Italian government's funding of a fair promoting the colony so as to make
the venture possible, and upon the circuit's completion the Grand Prix was
scheduled for the spring of 1933.
This new Mellaha Lake track was a 13.140 kilometer (8.165 mi) long affair
situated in a salt basin between Tripoli, Suq al Jum'ah (also known as Suk
el Giuma or Sugh el Giumaa (سوق الجمعة)) and Tajura. The track's
most distinctive landmark was a brilliant white concrete tower situated
across from a large frontstretch grandstand that could hold up to ten
thousand people. Mellaha Lake was equipped with starting lights and a
photo-electric timing system, both innovations, and the additional
amenities rivaled the best that continental European circuits had to offer.
With Italy exerting further control over its North African holdings,
including the appointment of Italo Balbo as Governor-General and the
joining of Italian Cyrenaica and Italian Tripolitania into a single colony,
Libya, the event gained even more spectacle. The participants were treated
like royalty, staying in luxury at the Hotel Uaddan with its casino and
dinner theater and being entertained by Balbo at his palace. All this led
Dick Seaman to describe Mellaha Lake as the "ascot of motor racing
circuits", and coupled with its substantial total prize, it is easy to
see why the Tripoli Grand Prix became such a popular date on the calendar.
From 1933 to 1938, the Grand Prix was run to the Formula Libre standard,
meaning that no weight or engine restrictions were enforced on what was
then the fastest track in the world. By 1939, the Italians had tired of
Germany's dominance and they turned it into a Voiturette race for smaller,
1500cc cars, but they were foiled when a specially-built Mercedes driven by
Hermann Lang won. In 1940, with only the factory Alfa Romeo and Maserati
teams plus independents in attendance, Giuseppe Farina took his only major
pre-war victory. It was a phyrric and irrelevant result, and the Tripoli
Grand Prix was never held again.
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Prewar Dry Lakes Hot Rod Racing in 8mm
My dad raced his AV8 roadster at the dry lakes when he was in high school,
prior to WWII. My Uncle Tommy took his 8mm camera along. There are a lot of
iconic cars in this footage, and a lot of iconic young guys. Enjoy.
Car Racing 1920-1930 (Bentley, Mercedes-Benz)
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VSCC Meeting Prescott Hill Climb 2012
A personal look at the 2012 meeting of The Vintage Sports-Car Club at
Prescott Speed Hill Climb, home of the Bugatti Owners Club. 250 pre-war
Sports and Racing cars take on the famous hill in a race against the clock.
Vintage Dirt Track Racing Of Today Pt 1
Here's just a few of many photos I have taken at vintage dirt track racing
events in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota, Kansas, and New York
over the last 18 years.