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Subject: [Leica] 1966 European Grand Prix At the Nurburgring
From: robertbaron1 at (Robert Baron)
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2011 08:19:21 -0600
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==On Wed, Dec 14, 2011 at 1:32 AM, Nathan Wajsman <photo at> 
> Interesting, the cars look almost funny. Reading the race report, one 
> realizes how dangerous motorsports were back in those days.
> Cheers,
> Nathan

Yes.  Also, look at the closeness of the crowds and the photographers
to the track in

Fragile is the word I would use for the cars.  I'm in the process of
scanning a number of shots from the 1972 British Grand Prix, mostly
from inside the paddock before the race, and although the cars appear
to be starting to gain strength (and advertising!) they are still just
a shadow of what they have become today.

I hope to have those up by the weekend.  I'm amazed at how well these
Ektachrome slides have stood up over the years given the admittedly
horrendous conditions they've been subject to from time to time.


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