Tuesday, March 8, 2011

When men were men (and likely to get killed)

Killed Myself When I Was Young from The Jalopy Journal on Vimeo.

Warning this video is not censored. It shows the brutality of racing pre/post WW2. You needed a set of brass ones to get behind the wheels of these...

From Just a Car Guy... "this video is a compilation of crashes, and unlike todays videos of incredibly designed race cars, the roadsters and early racecars in this video didn't have many features that could save the lives of the drivers. No padded dashes, no airbags, no steering wheels that will bend and are concave so you don't get the column through your sternum, no roll cages or tops of any kind to keep the driver in during rollovers, no seat belts, and nothing like a crumple zone."

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