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Hurricane Annie

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The Race of Oily Gentlemen
« on: August 27, 2021, 07:26:40 am »

 While not a car enthusiast, I do gain enjoyment and somewhat of a relaxation watching these and other videos of nostalgia racing. The footage is always inspiring creatively. The enthusiasm of racers and  spectators is a little infectious. The filming weaves quite a story along the way.

Are there other interesting races or clubs on Youbtunbe or elsewhere?

 https://youtu.be/1iFjQo2Q91M

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Re: The Race of Oily Gentlemen
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2021, 07:40:17 am »
I follow the Vintage Sports Car Club (been to one or two of their local track meets, when we could go out without catching plague...).  This is one of their hill climb weekends a few years ago. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycmnIlWZXKc
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Re: The Race of Oily Gentlemen
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2021, 08:26:27 am »
I follow the Vintage Sports Car Club (been to one or two of their local track meets, when we could go out without catching plague...).  This is one of their hill climb weekends a few years ago. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycmnIlWZXKc

 Those are daring men in their jaunty jalopies. A great time had by all. It must be H E hockeysticks being stuck in the mud like that. I was expecting Toad, Ratty and Bertie Badger to make a showing

 Thanks for sharing

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Re: The Race of Oily Gentlemen
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2021, 07:31:34 am »


 Was that Betty Royal on the motor bike near the end here ?

 https://youtu.be/9Aj3IK3JtpY

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Re: The Race of Oily Gentlemen
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2021, 11:18:31 pm »


 Here is another interesting vintage motor vehicle  organisation. Their Facebook page has videos of nostalgia and recent races of retro and vintage vehicles. Sports, cars and bikes included.

https://www.goodwood.com/motorsport/goodwood-revival/

https://www.facebook.com/Goodwood.Revival/

 

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Re: The Race of Oily Gentlemen
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2021, 03:55:52 pm »
We would really like to go to the Goodwood Revival, which happens in September every (non covid) year, but it's a bit pricey and there seems to be so much to see that I don't know if I've got the stamina ...
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Re: The Race of Oily Gentlemen
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2021, 04:54:10 am »
We would really like to go to the Goodwood Revival, which happens in September every (non covid) year, but it's a bit pricey and there seems to be so much to see that I don't know if I've got the stamina ...

  It does look enticing on the Website and FB videos.  In the current covid environment though, it might best observed from a big screen TV  via  device hook up. How does one recreate the petrol, road dust and feathers on the lounge at home?