Men of Old

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  1. trainsktg

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    That makes the chariot race scene from Ben Hur look like preschool! Good find.
     
  3. Sawdust

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    Ouch.
     
  4. Cougfan2

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    DANG! It amazes me how many of those guys just got up and walked away.
     
  5. MarkAd

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    that is racing. no nascar crap. just pure balls out racing. Extra points if you know where balls out came from.
     
  6. MA Duce

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    From the old style centrifugal governors on steam engines I believe.
     
  7. MrNiceGuy

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    The good ol' days when you didnt have to have talent or common sense to race. You just had to have money.
     
  8. MarkAd

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    YEA for MA Duce. He gets the 10000 bonus bullet points.
     
  9. rdb241

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    I don't know about anybody else....those guys sacrificed themselves to get the safety devices and rules we have today. IE, 5 point harness, safer barriers and the Hans device. Another VERY big improvement is tires. Most of those wrecks in the vid were because of loosing traction and spinning out. The rubber technology back then was very small. Those guys really didn't have big balls. They were ignorant to safety until they killed enough guys. Stupidity has it's own rewards, injury or death.
     
  10. Buddhalux

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    Balls out phrase comes from steam engines. I can't remember the name of the device but it had 2 balls on the ends of it and would spin faster or slower depending on the amount of steam generated by the engine.
     

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