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Re: Motorsport Memorial updates

Post by Sedre » 5 months ago

Latest post of the previous page:

PTRACER wrote:
5 months ago
Here's a start on this one. Odd that we share the same birthday.

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Frank Reed

Complete name: James Frank Reed
Birth date: 23.Oct.1926
Birth Place: Murfreesboro, TN, USA
Death date: 19.Sep.1956
Death Place: Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee USA
Nationality: American
Gender: male
Age at death: 29

Event date: 19.Sep.1956
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Race:
Event type: race
Country: USA
Venue: Tennessee State Fairgrounds
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Role: Driver
Vehicle type: Stock Car
Vehicle sub-type: Stock Car
Vehicle brand/model: unknown
Vehicle number: ??
http://www.motorsportmemorial.org/focus ... =ct&n=9504

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Post by Jesper Hvid » 5 months ago

Jesper Hvid wrote:
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Fatal BCRA midget wreck of Dave Moses in 1960 at West Capital Raceway in Sacramento:

*** Warning: fatal ***

http://www.benhuset.dk/1960mosesfatal.jpg

*** Warning: fatal ***

http://www.motorsportmemorial.org/focus ... =ct&n=2189
Vehicle number 1 submitted.
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Post by Motorsportrace » 5 months ago

Jesper Hvid wrote:
4 years ago
Motorsportrace wrote:
Jesper Hvid wrote:
Jesper Hvid wrote:This illustration shows the fatal Formula Junior crash of "Jean Blanc" (Jos Saveniers) in 1960 at the VI Circuito Città di Salerno, must be exaggerated:

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http://www.motorsportmemorial.org/focus ... =ct&n=1144
Not necessarily:

*** Warning: fatal aftermath ***

http://www.benhuset.dk/jeanblancfatal1.png
http://www.benhuset.dk/jeanblancfatal2.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/jeanblancfatal3.png *
http://www.benhuset.dk/jeanblancfatal4.png
http://www.benhuset.dk/jeanblancfatal5.png *
http://www.benhuset.dk/jeanblancfatal6.png

*** Warning: fatal aftermath ***

I did not censor the pics marked *.



http://www.ebay.it/itm/CIRCUITO-AUTOMOB ... 1055132538



You found them here, right?

The owner says that he censored some of the pictures ("electronically") because they were too gruesome.
+1:

http://www.benhuset.dk/jeanblancfatal7.jpg
It appears that the surname of the spectator who died in the accident:
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=5671

Was actually Pazzanese", not "Parzanese", as on Motorsportmemorial.org.

Here, a woman says that it was her father the one who died:
https://www.facebook.com/SoloperchiamaS ... =3&theater

And her surname is "Pazzanese".

You can see his surname is written as "Pazzanese" here:
https://corrieredelmezzogiorno.corriere ... 2038.shtml

No information about the other injured spectator.
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Post by Jesper Hvid » 5 months ago

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This page has a small pic of the wreck of Walter Todt and Georg Löffler's fatal accident, in practice for the 1927 8. Gabelbachrennen:

*** Warning: fatal ***

http://www.erbbegraebnis.de/chronik/walter-todt.htm

*** Warning: fatal ***

This is not on mmorg.
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Post by Jesper Hvid » 4 months ago

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Post by Jesper Hvid » 4 months ago

Jesper Hvid wrote:
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Melvin Forehand fatal wreck reup: http://www.benhuset.dk/Melvin-Forehand.jpg

Vehicle number is missing on mmorg, I'll submit that.
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Post by Jesper Hvid » 4 months ago

Jack Foley's vehicle number and correction to session submitted.
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Post by PTRACER » 4 months ago

@Jesper Hvid Can you please contact Nanni and get him to fix the Search function?

It's a simple fix. Tell him to:

1. Download and open the file /home/motmem/public_html/search.php in Notepad.
2. Change the two instances of mysql_db_query() to mysql_query()
3. Save the file and reupload it.

The search function will then work once again. If he can't do it, ask him for a copy of the file and I'll do it for him.
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Post by Jesper Hvid » 4 months ago

I'll do so immediately.
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Post by Motorsportrace » 4 months ago

PTRACER wrote:
4 months ago
@Jesper Hvid Can you please contact Nanni and get him to fix the Search function?

It's a simple fix. Tell him to:

1. Download and open the file /home/motmem/public_html/search.php in Notepad.
2. Change the two instances of mysql_db_query() to mysql_query()
3. Save the file and reupload it.

The search function will then work once again. If he can't do it, ask him for a copy of the file and I'll do it for him.
It can still work, but only thanks to a "workaround":

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=14434&p=302318#p302318

If you want to search for a driver's name, you have to change it in the url, not in the small box on the top-right.
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Post by PTRACER » 4 months ago

Great, thanks to you both.

Btw, here's a double fatality I just found from 1913 while doing some picture ID'ing:
https://img.newspapers.com/img/thumbnai ... _1000_1000
https://img.newspapers.com/img/thumbnai ... _1500_1500

Car was #3, all details are in the images.
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Post by PTRACER » 4 months ago

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Post by PTRACER » 4 months ago

Sorry, last time I searched I didn't find them. Please disregard.
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Post by Jesper Hvid » 4 months ago

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The Briggs-discussion submitted.
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Post by hollie3sa » 4 months ago

@Jesper Hvid

Could you forward these, please? I sent them to Nanni a while back but he never replied/updated them.


1.
I've got some more informations about the "unknown"-case from the Saarlouis-track, linked below:
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=1548


I already mentioned the accident in my e-mail from about two weeks ago. After a visit in a local newspaper archive, I can finally tell you more about it. All informations are taken from the Saarbrücker Zeitung, issues of 27 May 1972 and 30 May 1972. The article itself was titled: "PS-Premiere mit bitterem Beigeschmack"


1. The track was mentioned to be 4.810 kilometers long. (issue 27 May 1972)

2. The accident happened on Sunday, 28 May 1972

3. The accident happened on lap 10 of the 12 lap race for the Ford Escort-Cup. The drivers involved were Norbert Kürschner from Viersen, driving the #166 car and Rainer Schmidt (#172) from Hannover.

Kürschner crashed into the abutment of a bridge of the "Bundesstraße B10". His car disintegrated and Schmidt crashed into the wreckage. Kürschner got off better with "only" several broken bones. Schmidt suffered severe head injuries.

The race was not stopped after the accident, parts of the wrecks were still covering the track for the rest of the competiton. That, according to the police, led to a delay in the rescue of the drivers of about "seven to eight minutes".
The following day, Monday 29 May 1972, Schmidt was transferred to the Homburg university hospital - the same hospital in which Walter Neubauer would die after his accident three years later - still in a (critical) life-threatening condition.

I can not confirm nor deny that the accident was indeed fatal.



2.
Hi Lucas,
thanks for your mail. Jimmy Dunne raced a Mini at Mondello Park and the Phoenix Park motor races.
While the story of his passing has clouded with the passing of time this is a brief description of what happened.
It was a Saturday test day. Alan Moore of Carlow raced a Hillman Imp at the same time He had gone off the circuit in testing and made contact with the bank at turn three..
Jimmy apparently stopped to make sure his fellow driver was ok. Having rejoined the circuit, Jimmy then went off at the final corner, hitting the bank and subsequently rolling the car.. The reason was a burst brake pipe and unfortunately he suffered a broken neck in the incident.

He was very popular and known as a real character in motor racing circles at the time.
He was born in 1948 and was from Drimnagh in Dublin.

I hope this helps,

Leo Nulty
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/106381485/jim-dunne (@Sedre)

http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=4215

Credits for the 2nd one to Leo Nulty of motorsport.ie

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