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This film follows the progress of the 1958 Alpine Cup rally across southern Europe. This film was used as a BBC2 Trade Test Colour Film.
Here is a video of the ’63 Rome-Sofia-Rome Rally. Cool shots of a 230SL and 220S Fintail.
This neat little video shows happy Mercedes workers in post-war Germany.
Mercedes kindly invited Chris Harris to go to the Nurburgring to race this beautiful 220SE Fintail along with F1 driver, David Coulthard. You’d think, as a racing driver, that Coulthard has been around the Nurburgring a number of times. He has. But this Mercedes is around 20 seconds off the pace of the next slowest car. Makes for a very enjoyable video.
What are the top 10 car chases ever filmed? A frequent topic of list makers world wide. We saw a Tweet today from our friends at Classic & Sports Car magazine and frankly, they did miss a really important piece of film. It is from a cop movie shot in New York City and released in 1973. The movie is The Seven Ups starring Roy Scheider from Jaws fame. No fancy cars like our all-time favorite, Bullitt. In fact the cars are the epitome of bad handling American iron of the ’70s. You see cops in realistic movies like The Seven Ups and The French Connection drive plain vanilla although we suspect Roy’s Pontiac was tweaked a bit. You can watch it and let us know what you think.
This is a short newsreel clip about the historic 1963 Monte Carlo Rally. It features a Falcon Sprint, Austin-Healey works rally car and even a Renault Dauphine slipping and sliding through the mountain passes. That reminds me, I need to watch A Man and a Woman again. Some really great rally scenes in that one. Enjoy…
1969 Trans-Am Racing Footage — Donnybrooke Race Track
Trans-Am Series was a favorite race series back in the day. It is again today albeit in historic form. Screaming Porsche 911s and ground-pounding Mustangs, Camaros, Javelins, Oh Boy!