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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-15-2006, 01:04 PM Thread Starter
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Races from the 50's and 60's on video

With Speed channel no longer showing anything interesting and the Legends of Motorsport disappeared where can I get my old racing video fix? I would love to get some of the 1950's and 60's Targa florio and Mille Miglia races. Does anyone know of a source for something like this? I have just about worn out my tapes of 1965 Targa Florio and the last two years of Goodwood.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-26-2006, 10:43 AM
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Try:

History Channel website - Dream Machines Italian Style: Ferrari and Alfa Romeo - great footage - see the old black and whites too...

Also:

dukevideo.com - Champion Fangio (and others I am sure...)

- same guys also did an F1 series (I bought the '79 season with my fellow country-man - Jody Scheckter - winning for Ferrari, Lauda driving for Alfa, the Shadow cars, Clay R. (when he could still walk), Carlos Reutemann, Jacky Ickx, Mario at Lotus, James Hunt walking away - just a great season...

(...not 50s and 60s -I know - but fond memories for a 10-year-old boy then growing up in SA....)

Wanna do some real damage?
Try: The Speed Merchants (tells the story of the HISTORIC '72 season battle for Sebring, Targa Florio, Daytona, the Ring, Le Mans and Watkins Glen between Alfa Tipo 33s and Ferrari 312s with Mario, Brian Redman, Jacky Ickx again, Vic Elford and Helmut Marco etc - very rare footage - totally unique too as they bring the same cars to all of the races (but with different setups I am sure), still; can you imagine one of today's cars running ALL of those various events...?

www.autosportsltd.com - should work...

There is always Victory By Design Alfa, Ferrari, etc etc.

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Thanks J.J. I was glad to see your post as I just got a video of the 1953 Mille Miglia! I highly recommend it to any enthusiast who likes old italian machinery. Every cool italian car you can possibly imagine. Close-ups on OSCA,Ferrari,Alfa and others doing engine work and set-ups before the race and rare stuff like 750cc Fiat Zagato panoramicas and Moretti 750 GS coupes running full out. All though I love Alfas these little etceterinis are more interesting to me for their insane amounts of performance over one thousand miles of tough roads. One 750cc FIAT in this race has a top speed of 80mph and averaged 67mph over the thousand miles!! In a regular 2 liter displacement car that is a big feat but man with just 750cc to work with it's a miracle!!
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The speed Merchants really is good. Drivers having a bbq the night before a big race. Training on the track at sebring while the airplanes still land there...
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