OK, well, this is the commentary for the relevant sequence:Jesper Hvid wrote: ↑11 months agoThis video possibly shows the beginning of Selander's accident:Jesper Hvid wrote: ↑4 years agoThey agreed with me: http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=4314Jesper Hvid wrote:There appears to be a mistake at mmorg re: the tragic Gardermoen accident in 1949.
https://lokalhistoriewiki.no/index.php/ ... ermoen.JPG
http://www.motorsportmemorial.org/query ... t_a&n=2468
The pic here IMO does not show the Selander-crash (hence vehicle number not 9). It's probably instead the previous accident of Erik Bjørnstad.
The passage in the third column is a little strange, as it says Bjørnstad was driving the "number 6 among the sportscars", which does not make sense, as there cannot have been two no.s 6, and there's a midget racer in the pic with that number, so I can only assume that the pic shows Bjørnstad's (no. 9) "crash into hay bales in the middle of the track". Which is another strange thing that I don't quite understand, as they're a direct hazard, but the numbers thing appears to have been completely garbled. As for the photo, it just doesn't fit the description of the Selander.
2:13-2:31. Not sure what I'm seeing here, and if the voice-over is correct.
"... [re: the duels in the midget/500cc/F3] particularly between Swedes [Brune] Tavell and [Sture] Selander. Here comes Tavell out of the turn, chased by Selander in the ill-fated car, which leaves the track [car then shown going onto grass, swerving back on the track, and then heading directly towards the crowds - this could be the accident! - then jump cut] ... "
http://www.motorsportmemorial.org/query ... t_a&n=8744The accident occurred on Sunday, 28 August 1949, during the third event of the meeting, the 500 cm3 Formula 3 race, in which nine cars were entered. Locally known as "Midgets", at the time the Formula 3 racers were very popular in Scandinavia. Selander was charging after a bad start, being the fastest on the track at the wheel of his Effyh TT13 - JAP. On the sixth of the 10-lap race, he lost control of his car on the approach to a 90-degree turn, where a large crowd of spectators were standing. Selander's car left the track and somersaulted into a public area. The driver was thrown out and got hit by the car. He was killed almost istantly, and two spectators standing inside a prohibited area, were also killed by the flying car.
http://500race.org/records/500cc-formul ... ll-others/
There is a programme for sale, which I'll see if I can get my hands on. Would seem the footage shows mixed races, and I can't tell which is which.