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1955 Inaugural Race At Road America Video


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#1 dbell84

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Posted Aug 18 2016 - 12:42 PM

I hadn't seen this before.  It's from the first race at Road America on September 11, 1955.  A sports car race that was won by Phil Hill (Ferrari 750 Monza)in a photo finish over a Briggs Cunningham owned "D" Type.  It's 51 minutes long and is good quality, especially for it's time.

https://vimeo.com/142298323

Edited by dbell84, Aug 18 2016 - 01:12 PM.


#2 John Woods

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Posted Aug 18 2016 - 04:58 PM

Like it. Definitely worth a watch.

A great video of early U. S. racing history, plus Phil Hill, the winning Ferrari, and the family that took care of it.
Road America is widely acknowledged by drivers as one of the world's best road circuits.
It has not changed since this video was made, except to tweak the track very slightly and keep it up to modern safety standards.

All started by a bunch SCCA club members that wanted a track in their neighborhood.
(Also a good story btw, similar to how things get done in GPL universe).
They just did it.

Edited by John Woods, Aug 19 2016 - 08:26 AM.


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Posted Aug 19 2016 - 07:49 AM

Thank You, great video.

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Posted Aug 19 2016 - 10:10 AM

Thanks. I'll be sure to watch all of it at another time.

If you like that video, you should like this one too, Sebring 1956.


https://www.youtube....h?v=jKT1Wl9RkjA

Edited by JMF, Aug 19 2016 - 12:19 PM.


#5 CJ44

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Posted Aug 19 2016 - 07:37 PM

Outstanding!




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