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      10-04-2012 05:04 PM #1
      I was on youtube and stumbled upon Judd videos, me being curious I start typing in Georg Plasa because I knew he drove one of those cars, I couldn't help but type in accident because I know he died last year in his Judd E82.. I loved the car, the sound and whatnot. But this sinking feeling of he's alive and now he's gone is just odd, .

      Same goes for the Gilles, Ayrton, Roland Ratzenburger, etc. The videos are creepy.

      And then the video surfaced. It wasn't posted until just earlier this year..

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...TgPS1vIWk&NR=1

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      10-04-2012 05:05 PM #2
      What about that marshall that got sliced?

      WARNING: NSFL


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      10-04-2012 05:08 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      What about that marshall that got sliced?
      Tom Pryce's accident at Kyalami...

      I hated that video....probably still the most gruesome thing I've seen for a racing accident...

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      10-04-2012 05:28 PM #4
      I watched a track marshall get killed on tv in the 1st or 2nd Vancouver Indy. This was back in 92' or so. Then on Halloween 1999, Greg Moore died in a horrendous crash at the Marlboro 500

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      10-04-2012 05:32 PM #5
      Crap... I didn't think it could be that vid... Something went horribly wrong there.
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      10-04-2012 05:46 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Lupo TDI View Post
      Crap... I didn't think it could be that vid... Something went horribly wrong there.
      As a fellow fan of Georg Plasa, when I stumbled upon the video.. I was a little iffy to play it, but when I did.. I noticed, something just failed on his car.

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      10-04-2012 05:55 PM #7
      RIP - Marco Simoncelli Crash at MotoGP Sepang Malaysia 23rd October 2011

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      10-05-2012 02:45 AM #8
      JD Mc Duffies' death was the worst one that I've seen live, it was extremely violent. It caused significant changes to the track to slow the cars down to a somewhat sane speed.

      From wiki:

      McDuffie was involved in an accident on the fifth lap of the 1991 Budweiser At The Glen race at Watkins Glen International. On the straight between the Esses and the Loop-Chute, at 170 mph, McDuffie and Jimmy Means touched wheels. McDuffie's driver's side outer tie rod end dropped from the front wheel spindle, which caused him to lose control of the position of the right side tire/wheel. Further, the impact caused the front wheel assembly to completely fall off the car, starting a chain reaction that resulted in all of McDuffie's brakes failing.


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      10-04-2012 05:33 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      What about that marshall that got sliced?

      WARNING: NSFL

      Didn't the driver get killed by fire extinguisher the marshall was carrying?
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      10-04-2012 05:45 PM #10
      No pics or vid but I saw a gridline crash at the start of a CCS race at Daytona years back where a rider hit a marshall who didn't get out of the way before the lights went on. The rider died.
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      10-04-2012 05:52 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by MightyDSM View Post
      Didn't the driver get killed by fire extinguisher the marshall was carrying?
      Yes.
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      10-04-2012 05:57 PM #12
      The video of Ratzenberger is one of the creepiest I have seen, the way his head just drops is very eery, more so than seeing Villeneuve fly across the track.
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      10-04-2012 06:03 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      What about that marshall that got sliced?

      WARNING: NSFL

      thank god for standard def back in the day. would not want to see that in hd

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      10-04-2012 06:06 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      What about that marshall that got sliced?
      So glad HD video hadn't been invented yet.
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      10-04-2012 06:09 PM #15
      this one affected me as a kid. i was a greg moore/players fan during the cart days, and when this happened it was hard to accept.

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      10-04-2012 06:19 PM #16
      And then there's Senna's crash:

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    17. 10-04-2012 06:20 PM #17
      The Scott Kaleta (sp) crash at Englishtown a year or so ago was one of the worst things I ever watched.

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      10-04-2012 06:21 PM #18
      Henri Toivonen and Sergi Cresto. Their crash ended Group B rallying.


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      10-04-2012 11:38 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by The Ninja View Post
      The Scott Kaleta (sp) crash at Englishtown a year or so ago was one of the worst things I ever watched.
      2008. That's over four years ago.
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      10-04-2012 11:49 PM #20
      This one always gets to me, it's the sheer desperation as Purley comes to terms with the fact he can't save his friend.


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      10-05-2012 12:16 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by UFO007 View Post
      This one always gets to me, it's the sheer desperation as Purley comes to terms with the fact he can't save his friend.
      I remember seeing this on "The Killer Years". Not often in life that we get to see pure desperation.

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      10-05-2012 12:25 AM #22
      I remember this one in 1999, because I grew up only 20 miles from Laguna Seca and would go there frequently to watch racing. I remember seeing his crash on the local news that evening:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19Fl1e79O1Y
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      Quote Originally Posted by UFO007 View Post
      This one always gets to me, it's the sheer desperation as Purley comes to terms with the fact he can't save his friend.

      To be fair to the marshalls in this case, they were not wearing fire resistance suits like Purley was. It's a shame it takes situations like this to make people see that maybe a suit and tie is not good attire for someone who is expected to assist at the scene...
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      10-05-2012 03:25 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by UFO007 View Post
      This one always gets to me, it's the sheer desperation as Purley comes to terms with the fact he can't save his friend.
      This one is easily the most powerful one to me. There really is no feeling worse in the world than coming to the realization that no matter what you try, nothing is going to help.

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      10-04-2012 06:24 PM #25
      Morbid thread. Making me sad.

      1:35 is the replay.

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      10-04-2012 06:33 PM #26
      that one is really bad - you can see the track marshal get taken out too.
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      10-05-2012 01:45 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by McBanagon View Post
      Morbid thread. Making me sad.

      1:35 is the replay.
      I remember seeing this one live, too. My dad and I were watching the race together on TV.
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      10-08-2012 08:56 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by McBanagon View Post
      Morbid thread. Making me sad.

      1:35 is the replay.
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      10-04-2012 07:57 PM #29
      Damn, was he moving around there at the end?

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      10-04-2012 09:48 PM #30
      Okay, I saw the Georg Plasa video (this time with sound) and it's so sad how they were cheering them on, and then see him crash...

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      10-04-2012 10:05 PM #31
      One day I was bored and decided I wanted to learn more on F1 history, so I took a list of all the deaths in Formula 1 racing.

      I'll tell you one thing, makes you have a whole other perpective on Motorsports in general. I took the time to find a video of every crash(the one available) and see it and the motive for death etc etc.

      There are some pretty famous one like Tom Pryce. However, a REALLY common one was accidents like Francois Cevert, where the driver would hit a guardrail head on and the car would go under it and the driver be decapitated completly.

      Francois Cevert was a upcoming talent, a hit, considered the prettiest man on earth at the time, etc etc etc......one mistake and boom, dead, right there, decapitated like the piece of useless meat we all are. So much lost.

      Jackie Stewart arrived at the scene, he just turned back around crying because it was a horrible scene, so did other drivers.

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      10-04-2012 10:08 PM #32
      Riccardo Paletti was also a real sad one, guy was a rookie, his first starting race, crashes at the start, was ok in the car...Professor Watkins walked over to him and the car caught on fire. He survived the crash and died because of the fire.

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      10-04-2012 10:06 PM #33
      Don't forget Le Mans 1955. 80+ people died. Crash at 1:10.

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      10-04-2012 10:48 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by Chipped B6 View Post
      Okay, I saw the Georg Plasa video (this time with sound) and it's so sad how they were cheering them on, and then see him crash...
      I've seen all the crashes before besides Georg's and that one is awful because it is so vivid and because the throttle had to stick. If he messed that corner up that bad, there's no way he would've had the ride in the first place. Also, like Dale Sr's death, the first person on the scene went from "let me check on this guy" to "holy eff, get someone here now"

      edit: like Dale Sr., it also looks like he ripped through his belts
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