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    Found this on FB today. Thing I found funny was the drawing of Willow on the side of the van. Mind you. These are design and engineering greats. Maybe that drawing was the only way they could get it to fit on the chalk board?


    I know John Mortin worked for Shellby around that time too. But was just sweeping the garage then.
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    Oh and be aware. The sound gets low (4:07), and at the end returns (11:40). And check out the open door on the Vett @ Sebring (13:39)
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    Great video. Thanks

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    Awesome! I love the mid-60's music, too.

    Thanks for sharing!

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    That was awesome. I love that old WSIR footage.

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    Gian -

    Thanks for finding that video and posting it. It is truly a GEM, and it's nearly 50 years old. For those here that think I have a gnat's attention span, I watched and enjoyed ever bit of the 16 minutes, 10 seconds.

    Regarding the chalk board map of WSIR -- just a sloppy job not to scale -- don't take anything more from it than that. Interesting that the chalk board said that WSIR is a 2.3 mile circuit, when I think we all know now it is a 2.5 mile circuit. Nothing really looked different from the basic layout today. Can't explain the 0.2 mile difference.

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    Interesting to see how little this track has changed over the years. I really enjoy WSIR and it is very cool to drive on the same track that some of the legends of the sport have driven in the past. Also interesting to see the green building at the top of 4. Wonder what it was called back then?

    Brad needs to start a 'best of video' forum and make this video the first post. Great video, thank you for sharing it!
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    That was a cool video!

    The track was widened in the 1987 (?) re-pave, I think. I wonder if that added 2/10?

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    If you're interested in the full version of this film's subject, there's a great book called "Go Like Hell!" that outlines the development of the GT40 and Ford's quest for victory at LeMans. I seem to recall someone is making a movie out of it, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markn View Post
    Brad needs to start a 'best of video' forum and make this video the first post.
    I agree!

    C'mon, Betty, give us a 'best of video' sub-forum!

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