The rose tinted glasses zone
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14th November 2014, 16:21 at 4:21 pm #285591
Schwantz v Rainey at Hockenheim is my single greatest thrill in watching televised motorsport only superseded by Mansell v Piquet at Silverstone.
Not only the Schwantz pass, but the whole last lap leading up to it. Forget that, the whole race is just an epic display. I was following the 500cc grand prix big time during those years and being a Schwantz fan it was just the icing on the cake.14th November 2014, 16:44 at 4:44 pm #285594Craig WoollardParticipant
@OmarR-pepper simply copy the URL into the text box and it comes up automatically.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eE3gCy5zvM is the vid you want.
Also how about this for a qualifying battle?14th November 2014, 17:02 at 5:02 pm #285601safeeuropeanhomeParticipant
@ibrahim I wasn’t born until 91 but I love this era of motorcycle racing, so much skill and daring to ride these bikes the way they did. The whole race is on Youtube actually, I only posted the final part! For me the most fun I ever had watching motorsport was Rossi-Lorenzo Catalunya 09.
There were actually a couple of documentaries on British TV about this era of motorcycle racing recently, the program was aptly named “The Unrideables” lol. The first program was about Kenny Roberts Sr, Freddie Spencer, Mamola and Eddie Lawson, and the second one (Unrideables 2) was about the Rainey Schwantz rivalry, beginning back in the AMA and the subsequent events leading up to when Wayne Rainey got paralysed. If you can find them online I really do recommend watching them. There is a new one due to come out soon about Mick Doohan, I hope it won’t only focus on when he won his titles but also how he came back from his horrific accident at Assen in 92.15th November 2014, 6:40 at 6:40 am #285634
Well you set me off on a quest to find those 500cc grand prix docs thats for sure!
Found the trailers on youtube, found the company that made the docs and their website, looked promising, but only another trailer.
Went to itv4, got excited because you can find the 2nd doc, but when you click on it, it says “no longer available”.
Found a couple of auto/moto forums that had youtube links, but when you click on them it says no video exists or something.
Got something dl on torrents right now that is called The Unrideables, will see what it is, there was no preivew or info of any kind.
I would gladly pay to watch these but I am stumped.15th November 2014, 10:01 at 10:01 am #285571
Edited by moderator: Duplicate post deleted.15th November 2014, 15:48 at 3:48 pm #285644
The Audi IMSA GTO, one of my all time faves.16th November 2014, 0:15 at 12:15 am #285656Little_M_LoParticipant
The Legendary Peter Brock in the rain on slicks – Bathurst 1000, 1987: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRHAISpRoFg16th November 2014, 1:04 at 1:04 am #285657CarlitoxParticipant
THIS for God’s sake. My firsts memories of racing. I was only 4, imagine me with huge eyes on the edge of my seat while watching these warriors and those freaking awesome cars! (To this day, they’re still one of my favourites)16th November 2014, 10:41 at 10:41 am #285678JackySteegParticipant
Mid-90s CART was one of the greatest motor racing eras. The 1995 Cleveland race was held on a wide, flat and fairly uninspired circuit utilizing the runways of an airport. And yet it’s one of the most enjoyable races I know of. The full race is on YouTube, but I’ll post the highlights here – it still gets my heart beating!
Of course, I couldn’t talk about mid-90s CART without bringing up this gem from the great Alex Zanardi.16th November 2014, 13:52 at 1:52 pm #285690AnonymousInactive17th November 2014, 7:35 at 7:35 am #285905
“Brockie will float it through here” ha, nice stuff. Was Brock the one who got the standing ovation from the whole pits when he won and set the record? When was that?
I was just reading on motosportmagazine I think it was, the mechanic from those Mansell Mondeo cars. He was saying how Mansell just had a huge target on his back basically and everyone, everyrace was trying to take him out. They spent all their time banging out new bodywork. Great vid, this was your introduction to motorsports? Fantastic.
When did CART change? Right after 95? I forgot how the series was still running strong up until then. I stopped following around 94 I guess. The Cleveland track, your right, always had great races, I am not sure why. The Zanardi pass! It doesn’t get anymore banzai then that. I wonder if that was the inspiration for Vale Rossi who did something somewhat similar a few years back. I am very fortunate to have gotten to go to Laguna in around 90 or 91 for a CART weekend. I was rooting for Teo Fabi in the Porsche! ha, liked the underdog. I also got to see the 500cc grand prix bikes there in 91. Kevin Schwantz was wearing a camoflage tribute helmet that weekend. On Saturday night around sunset, me and some kid took our bikes up to the top of the corkscrew. We saw some guard in a tower, but he was further up down the straight and we jumped a gap in the fence and rode our bikes down the corkscrew, through Rainey curve, down the straight a bit then pulled off and jumped a gate. Cherished memory!
For anyone that is interested, that The Unrideables doc is up for downloading via torrents. I don’t condone torrents, but there was no other option, sorry! And it is FANTASTIC!! It is only part 1, please please somebody out there put up part 2.17th November 2014, 10:24 at 10:24 am #285910Little_M_LoParticipant
@ibrahim Brocky won the Bathurst 1000 by 6 laps on 1 occasion..17th November 2014, 12:51 at 12:51 pm #285972AsanatorParticipant
@OmarR-Pepper – Most Over-rated Overtake Ever!17th November 2014, 15:53 at 3:53 pm #285978JackySteegParticipant
@ibrahim Yes, it was after the 1995 season that the CART/Indy “split” occurred, however CART did continue to run until the series became bankrupt in 2003. I feel the great irony about the whole situation was that Tony George wanted to create an all-oval all-American championship in response to CART’s road-course-heavy schedule and increasingly international field of drivers. And yet now IndyCar’s current schedule is now mostly road and street courses and the field features more foreign drivers than any CART grid. Goes to show that all he achieved with the split was converting American open-wheel fans into NASCAR fans.20th November 2014, 12:52 at 12:52 pm #286275
My favorite on board footage of any vehicle, series, or year. This is the “dear god” moment.
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