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#1 Doug Nye

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Posted 03 August 2022 - 11:01

Just been sent this by my old friend - and sometime editor - Simon Taylor.  It's extraordinary how so few words from a hero can convey a glimpse of character...

 

 

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#2 Doug Nye

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Posted 03 August 2022 - 11:05

Note to Moderator; Please delete this attempted thread - dopey system refuses to accept the link for some (to me) inexplicable reason.

 

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#3 Catalina Park

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Posted 03 August 2022 - 11:14

https://vimeo.com/58331347/6f504ba24a



#4 Doug Nye

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Posted 03 August 2022 - 11:40

Thanks!

 

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#5 Henri Greuter

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Posted 03 August 2022 - 19:30

Whow, if they celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Carrera then that clip in itself is by now vintage stuff.....

 

 

But with some fantastic footage! Thanks Doug and Catalina !!!!

 

I do have a copy of that Clymer Carrera book that apperas at 2:59....


Edited by Henri Greuter, 03 August 2022 - 19:31.


#6 Ray Bell

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Posted 03 August 2022 - 22:41

Yes, as much as the race footage (give us more!) was good to see...

 

It was great to see the gentlemen who were there and lived it 70 years ago.



#7 E1pix

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Posted 03 August 2022 - 23:08

Our old friend, karting pit and motel roommate David Donner, with his late and legendary Dad Bob at his side, in the family’s former Ferrari Daytona 365GTB/4:
https://m.youtube.co...h?v=eOAIVb2tj3g

David’s gone on to many wins in the Pikes Peak Hillclimb in several classes, despite that form of racing tragically claiming his big and only brother Bobby in, I believe, 1990. (EDIT: 1989)

The Donner family defines passion, bravery, and decency.

Edited by E1pix, 09 August 2022 - 16:19.


#8 Henri Greuter

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Posted 04 August 2022 - 10:34

Yes, as much as the race footage (give us more!) was good to see...

It was great to see the gentlemen who were there and lived it 70 years ago.



That video may well have lasted half an hour longer with more footage of the events and it still would have wished it had been longer.

#9 B Squared

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Posted 09 August 2022 - 09:09

Our old friend, karting pit and motel roommate David Donner, with his late and legendary Dad Bob at his side, in the family’s former Ferrari Daytona 365GTB/4:
https://m.youtube.co...h?v=eOAIVb2tj3g

David’s gone on to many wins in the Pikes Peak Hillclimb in several classes, despite that form of racing tragically claiming his big and only brother Bobby in, I believe, 1990.

The Donner family defines passion, bravery, and decency.

This video takes me back to 1974 when Dad and Mom purchased their Euro-spec 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4. The engine noise, the shifts, the acceleration and high-speed runs put me back in the cockpit of ours. Thanks Eric; I watched this with Mom yesterday and recalled my late Dad's absolute love of driving this car at speed and some of their journeys together. 



#10 E1pix

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Posted 09 August 2022 - 16:18

You’re welcome Brian, and very nice to read that.