Voices of the greats

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Re: Voices of the greats

Post by Matt » 7 months ago

Latest post of the previous page:

Oh, and speaking of Ellie Beinhorn-Rosemeyer earlier...

In this video at about 5:00, she and Hans Stuck Sr are briefly seen/heard reminiscing about the Auto Unions at some post-war point. Stuck is then interviewed and dubbed over but you can clearly hear him underneath. Ellie is then interviewed later at about the 10:50 mark.

Also at 21:55 is a dubbed interview with Rudi Hasse, but again you can clearly hear him underneath the dubbed voice.


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Post by PTRACER » 6 months ago

@Matt I ended up watching that entire AU documentary. Fascinating stuff. From 5:59 in your video, there is also an interview with Paul Pietsch.

The great pre-war racer Hermann Lang is in this video from 11:20:

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Post by PTRACER » 6 months ago

3:55 Walt Hansgen followed by Hap Sharp. Then a very young Mario Andretti.


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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 6 months ago

Love the Innes Ireland clip. Sounds like a 'proper' English gent.

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Post by Matt » 5 months ago

Update here - in this video, you can hear the (somewhat surprising) voice of Alfonso de Portago. I say somewhat surprising as despite his name and him being a member of the Spanish Aristocracy, he was born in London and spent a lot of time in the UK. Quite why there isn't a book about the guy is a mystery to me: he rode in the Grand National a few times, came 4th in the 1956 Winter Olympics team bobsleigh event and was a Ferrari F1 driver!



Sounds like a slightly Americanised version of Prince Charles! I heard a lot of this in the Ferrari: Race to Immortality documentary, during which there is also a reasonably long radio clip of Peter Collins.

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Post by PTRACER » 5 months ago

Matt wrote:
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Update here - in this video, you can hear the (somewhat surprising) voice of Alfonso de Portago. I say somewhat surprising as despite his name and him being a member of the Spanish Aristocracy, he was born in London and spent a lot of time in the UK.



Sounds like a slightly Americanised version of Prince Charles! I heard a lot of this in the Ferrari: Race to Immortality documentary, during which there is also a reasonably long radio clip of Peter Collins.
Dude! He sounds practically native! I never expected Portago to be completely fluent in English like that, excellent find. And you know, you have hit two birds with one stone with this post. The guy from 1:09 is Hermano da Silva Ramos, one of the final remaining Grand Prix drivers of the 1950s still alive.
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Post by Matt » 5 months ago

Ah, excellent! Nice double find, then. Racing to Immortality was pretty sobering in that five of the drivers that Ferrari fielded for the 1957 Argentine Grand Prix were dead within two years, de Portago of course being one of them.

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Post by Jacob » 5 months ago

Thank you for this thread.


More of Mike Hawthorn



Lucien Bianchi


Jim Clark & Kurt Ahrens (the evening before Clark died. Ahrens had to sit in the car, becaue he had a Martini-sticker on his overall.


Wolfgang von Trips (and Enzo Ferrari)
https://youtu.be/XHdKSp1lvaw?t=512

Phil & Bette Hill
https://youtu.be/ezerBrGDbls?t=165

Bruce McLaren



Olivier Gendebien
https://youtu.be/bztj3gkZoJU?t=120

Ricardo Rodriguez


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Post by Matt » 5 months ago

An excellent contribution - thanks Jacob! Hadn't heard von Trips or Ricardo Rodriguez before. The Clark interview is quite haunting in a way...

... has anyone managed to find clips for Nuvolari or Varzi? I am expecting the latter might be quite difficult, but surprised I have not been able to find Nuvolari yet despite quite a few searches!

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Post by coland » 5 months ago

Matt wrote:
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An excellent contribution - thanks Jacob! Hadn't heard von Trips or Ricardo Rodriguez before. The Clark interview is quite haunting in a way...

... has anyone managed to find clips for Nuvolari or Varzi? I am expecting the latter might be quite difficult, but surprised I have not been able to find Nuvolari yet despite quite a few searches!
For what I know only 1 very short clip of Nuvolari speaking has survived to this day. It is a very short statement he made after his victory in the 1933 Tourist Trophy, I don't think it can be found on the web...

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Post by coland » 5 months ago

Woops, it seems we have both missed your post. :twothumbs:

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Post by PTRACER » 5 months ago

Jacob wrote:
5 months ago
Wolfgang von Trips (and Enzo Ferrari)
https://youtu.be/XHdKSp1lvaw?t=512

Olivier Gendebien
https://youtu.be/bztj3gkZoJU?t=120
I was looking for these two drivers for such a long time and did not find them. These are great, thanks a lot! And the Ricardo Rodriguez too.
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Post by Matt » 5 months ago

Haha I missed your post too! Sorry, and thank you :smiley:

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Post by PTRACER » 5 months ago

0:03 - Bernie Ecclestone is a what? :shock: :haha:

But more on topic, from 2:28 is Chico Landi, who was the first Brazilian Grand Prix driver and the first driver from Brazil to race in a European GP.

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Post by erwin greven » 5 months ago

PTRACER wrote:
5 months ago
0:03 - Bernie Ecclestone is a what? :shock: :haha:

But more on topic, from 2:28 is Chico Landi, who was the first Brazilian Grand Prix driver and the first driver from Brazil to race in a European GP.

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