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Some probably fatal crashes to identify (VIDEO)

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Re: Some probably fatal crashes to identify (VIDEO)

Post by Jesper Hvid » 1 year ago

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Which one was 7th October?
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Post by EB » 1 year ago

#13 - I thought that's the one you were asking about!

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Post by Jesper Hvid » 1 year ago

It was, but I can't find any stats for anything other than the two USAC sprintcar races in 1962 at Terre Haute, so you know something I don't.

How do you know the exact date for this accident?
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Post by EB » 1 year ago

It is mentioned in the photo caption in Dick Wallen's 1960s book. No reference to the race is made in the main text though.

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Post by Jesper Hvid » 1 year ago

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Post by EB » 1 year ago

No, it's called Roar From the Sixties. It's similar to the Fabulous Fifties one but even better. It does include a few sprintcar crash pics, but the main focus of the books is the Champcar trail.

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Post by Jesper Hvid » 1 year ago

Thanks.
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Post by Jesper Hvid » 1 year ago

The Terre Haute Star and the Terre Haute Tribune existed as seperate newspapers in 1962. Should be possible to find mention of McElreath's huge flip in the online archive now that we have a date to go by.
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Post by Sedre » 1 year ago

Thanks for identification, I've already send information to Isbel.

And two more accidents from him to idenfity:

https://mega.nz/#!aDgkGSyQ!PeBCS9Eml7hO ... JuKJDmlQS8

https://mega.nz/#!aChQiI4R!oOsCKcRWi_7R ... ehdDuWOlMo

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Post by hollie3sa » 1 year ago

Jesper Hvid wrote:
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The Terre Haute Star and the Terre Haute Tribune existed as seperate newspapers in 1962. Should be possible to find mention of McElreath's huge flip in the online archive now that we have a date to go by.
The Decatur Daily Review, Monday, October 08, 1962 - Page 6
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The Dothan Eagle, Thursday, October 11, 1962 - Page 28
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Post by EB » 1 year ago

Jesper can you unlock the graveyard? I think I've identified the Indy wreck in it.

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Post by PTRACER » 1 year ago

@Jesper Hvid Please read above post.

(The mention tag helps @EB ;) )
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Post by Jesper Hvid » 1 year ago

OK.

And thanks a lot for the pic and article. 1962 Hut Hundred, i.e. a midget crash.

- no race results available -

This suggests that some of the other vids may also not actually be sprintcar accidents.

Putting this in crash photos.

Last question, is this photo the same as the one in Wallen's book, and if not, is there a chance of a scan?
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Post by Jesper Hvid » 1 year ago

Sedre wrote:
1 year ago
Thanks for identification, I've already send information to Isbel.

And two more accidents from him to idenfity:

https://mega.nz/#!aDgkGSyQ!PeBCS9Eml7hO ... JuKJDmlQS8

https://mega.nz/#!aChQiI4R!oOsCKcRWi_7R ... ehdDuWOlMo
Both of these are in video graveyard, we didn't get anywhere with them.
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Post by EB » 1 year ago

Jesper Hvid wrote:
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Last question, is this photo the same as the one in Wallen's book, and if not, is there a chance of a scan?
It's the same as one of the Wallen photos.

Sadly no chance of a scan until the day I once again own a scanner.

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Post by Jesper Hvid » 1 year ago

OK, no problem.
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