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Unearthed!! Original color 8mm footage of the 1966 Nurburgring 1000km!

A friend of a friend posted this fascinating period footage on youtube! His now-deceased father shot this footage back in the 60s, and he believed it to be from the Le Mans 24 hours. In fact, the footage depicts a Le Mans style start (around 1:48), with drivers running to the cars, but the venue in question is actually the infamous Nurburgring! Among the plethora of fabulous cars present in this color footage are early Ford GT40s, Porsche 904s and 906s, Ferrari 330 P4s and 250LMs, as well as the Chapparal 2D that won the race, driven by Phil Hill and Jo Bonnier. The actual moment of victory is captured here in this film, taken from close to the start-finish line! The movie is silent, but if you are a classic car junky, it will get your heartrate going! I am also excited to say that this is the first place you're going to hear about this video, as it was just posted 2 days ago! Thanks for the tip, Gabe!

Reader Comments (2)

Thanks for identifying the location and period of this film! Thanks for the embed as well.

A find like this is a gem. The owner of the footage had no idea what he was sitting on... How many more are out there? This may very well turn into a quest!

August 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShagnWRX

Great film. I am restoring the Silver Lotus Elan that you just see at 1.31 and 1.58 car # 70 !

March 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew

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