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    Thread: Nurburgring Nordschleife Crashes 1970

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      05-05-2012 03:50 AM #2
      At about the 1min mark, that synchronized drifting

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      05-05-2012 01:46 PM #3
      Rozap many times over...at least you posted a cool pic of Phil Hill though.


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      05-05-2012 01:56 PM #4
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      05-05-2012 02:38 PM #5
      Isn't it crazy to look back 40 years ago and try to comprehend how people couldn't be bothered to put on seatbelts? Bodies flying everywhere!
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      05-05-2012 03:48 PM #6
      It looks like there were major differences in suspension design back then. Some cars flip over simply from sliding sideways while the Porsches just slide.

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      05-05-2012 11:10 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by The Igneous Faction View Post
      Isn't it crazy to look back 40 years ago and try to comprehend how people couldn't be bothered to put on seatbelts? Bodies flying everywhere!
      That video perhaps sums up the 70's wholly. I know most of you weren't even alive then, but in those days there was a simplistic "anything goes" mentality that threaded through the culture, and cars were no different. There weren't even drunk driving laws to speak of. The very idea of wearing a seatbelt simply never entered the conscious mind. It was an interesting time, that's for sure.

    8. 05-06-2012 03:13 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by eweu View Post
      That video perhaps sums up the 70's wholly. I know most of you weren't even alive then, but in those days there was a simplistic "anything goes" mentality that threaded through the culture, and cars were no different. There weren't even drunk driving laws to speak of. The very idea of wearing a seatbelt simply never entered the conscious mind. It was an interesting time, that's for sure.
      what a glorious time.
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      05-06-2012 03:22 AM #9
      Guy in the Beetle convertible more than likely saved some lives.....
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      05-06-2012 03:27 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by eweu View Post
      That video perhaps sums up the 70's wholly. I know most of you weren't even alive then, but in those days there was a simplistic "anything goes" mentality that threaded through the culture, and cars were no different. There weren't even drunk driving laws to speak of. The very idea of wearing a seatbelt simply never entered the conscious mind. It was an interesting time, that's for sure.
      And it seems that in every one of those roll overs the occupants walked away from the accident.


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      05-06-2012 04:52 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by eweu View Post
      There weren't even drunk driving laws to speak of.
      as evidenced by the Blue Beetle roll over at about 6:50 in this video. Looks like someone dropped a beer out of the window as the car came to a rest.
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      05-06-2012 07:34 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by EdRacer71 View Post
      as evidenced by the Blue Beetle roll over at about 6:50 in this video. Looks like someone dropped a beer out of the window as the car came to a rest.
      Drinking in the car is still legal in Germany. Only the driver isn't allowed to drink.

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      05-06-2012 08:01 AM #13
      It's amazing how much crap people carried in the there cars back then. Garbage bags worth of crap coming out in the roll overs

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      05-06-2012 10:20 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Shomegrown View Post
      Drinking in the car is still legal in Germany. Only the driver isn't allowed to drink.


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    15. 05-06-2012 01:24 PM #15
      Moral of the story: Porsches and BMWs of the 70s had had superior suspension and handling compared to other cars of the same period.

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      05-06-2012 02:56 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Shomegrown View Post
      Drinking in the car is still legal in Germany. Only the driver isn't allowed to drink.
      Known and have participated in said law, thanks! Got a funny story behind it as well....
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      05-06-2012 07:24 PM #18
      "Oops fell out of my car, nope I'm fine, carry on.. [ouch my ass hurts] cheerio!"

    19. 05-06-2012 11:02 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Horror Business View Post
      It looks like there were major differences in suspension design back then. Some cars flip over simply from sliding sideways while the Porsches just slide.
      Plenty of the cars that rolled in that video, had rear engine and swing-axle suspension. VW's that were more than a couple of years old at the time of that video, Renault 8 and 10, NSU Prinz, Fiat 850 all used that arrangement. And the early Corvair, of course (although none of those were in the video - but they used the same drivetrain and suspension layout), and we all know where that one went.

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      05-07-2012 01:58 AM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by RobMarkToo View Post
      "Oops fell out of my car, nope I'm fine, carry on.. [ouch my ass hurts] cheerio!"


      Haaaa.....

      Thats funny.

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      05-07-2012 02:02 AM #21
      I'm going to go drive this course in Need for Speed Shift 2 now and see if I can do some flips.

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      05-07-2012 02:27 AM #22
      I've been looking for this video forever! Love how the cars disintegrated in an accident back then.
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      05-07-2012 09:09 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by bmann View Post
      I've been looking for this video forever! Love how the cars disintegrated in an accident back then.

      This video had the exact same effect on me, I was in a drunken stupor the first 8 times I watched it.

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      05-07-2012 09:21 AM #24
      Crazy how people would just fall out. No seat belts?
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      05-07-2012 09:25 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      Crazy how people would just fall out. No seat belts?
      And survive. See, kids really are pussies these days.

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