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#1 Hames Junt

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Posted 07 July 2008 - 10:34

.... sorry to bring up such a morbid subject, but I saw this horrific accident for the first time yesterday.

Was this moment shown live on TV? :eek:

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#2 Eddie Knipe

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Posted 07 July 2008 - 11:58

I was in SA at the time of this tragic F1 GP event - the SABC news did show snippets that night, but if my memory serves me correctly, they did warn viewers before the actual viewing. May only have been snippets of the race and the aftermath, with still shots.
See the forum relating to TOM PRYCE - "A Memorial 30 years on"
This does not make for nostalgia - look at some of the decent tributes posted on YouTube relating to Tom Pryce. Of course there are those that dwell on the accident.

#3 Ray Bell

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Posted 07 July 2008 - 12:32

This subject has been covered a couple of times on this forum, with the accompaniment of some expressed disgust at the clips linked...

#4 Hames Junt

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Posted 07 July 2008 - 12:37

Originally posted by Eddie Knipe
I was in SA at the time of this tragic F1 GP event - the SABC news did show snippets that night, but if my memory serves me correctly, they did warn viewers before the actual viewing. May only have been snippets of the race and the aftermath, with still shots.
See the forum relating to TOM PRYCE - "A Memorial 30 years on"
This does not make for nostalgia - look at some of the decent tributes posted on YouTube relating to Tom Pryce. Of course there are those that dwell on the accident.


Okay thanks.

I just started a new thread because I didn't want to intrude on a memorial thread.

#5 funformula

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 16:57

It seems that neither Renzo Zorzi nor the marshal who escaped the accident by inches realized what had happened. Both were fighting the little fire at Zorzis Shadow and weren´t aware of the dead marshal a few meters away.

#6 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 17:06

Am I the only person who has never seen this and was never curious enough to?

#7 Frank de Jong

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 17:27

I watched it live on TV back then and was horrified.

#8 Jim Thurman

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 17:29

Originally posted by Ross Stonefeld
Am I the only person who has never seen this and was never curious enough to?

Considering the level of morbid curiousity on display at TNF of late...

#9 Barry Boor

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 19:42

No, Ross, you are not the only one.

#10 fines

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 20:14

Originally posted by funformula
It seems that neither Renzo Zorzi nor the marshal who escaped the accident by inches realized what had happened. Both were fighting the little fire at Zorzis Shadow and weren´t aware of the dead marshal a few meters away.

Shell-shocked, more likely! :(

#11 Twin Window

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 22:41

Originally posted by Hames Junt


I just started a new thread because I didn't want to intrude on a memorial thread.

That's fair enough.

But as I think you can now see, such topics don't sit that easily on this forum...