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1968 Bridgehampton CanAm

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  1. RP

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    Great names - too many that left too early.
     
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    Very cool stuff! I have the 1969 program buried with my old mags too. My brother took me out there to see the Can Am race when I was a kid and remember Bruce and Denny in the big orange Mclarens. Funny stuff... I have these cards hanging in my garage since 1976. They're the 1976 Watkins Glen USGP 1 Minute Warning Sign and Grid Card for Clay Reggazoni.
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    so many of the true heros of racing. too many on that list are now resting in peace.
     
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    Very cool. Thanks.. I didn't take photos back then, so it's a treat to see your work.
    I remember going to investigate the bog with a friend. As we hoped over a guardrail heading to the burning bus and other vehicles, we caught a wiff of tear gas and did an immediate about-face and ran our asses off!
     
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    The burning bus!! Was full of Brazilian tourists, lost all of their luggage. I think that was the end of "the bog".
     
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    the bog lived on despite the bus incident. maybe a bit more civil but still the bog:)
     
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    Yeah...it was always a thorn in the side of the USGP.
    Here's an interesting page from the '69 Can Am program...
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    Bruce McLaren with the big bucks - that's $948,552.63 in 2012 dollars!!! Not too shabby!
     
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    That's how it all started... its such a shame he's not around to see his F1 team success.
     
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    My racing instructor (Dennis Macchio) was the GM there near the end...he talked lovingly of the place. Never went, but remember the row over the place.

    I live near Englishtown Raceway Park - same BS. They build homes near a race track that at one time was in the middle of the woods, yet the residents want to shut it down. Really a shame...
     
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    Try warming up the oil at Lime Rock before 9am. Especially on a Sunday!

    Roebling Road also has noise restrictions.

    I'm always surprised that the operators don't claim "coming to the nuisance" as a defence.

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    Riverside, Ontario, etc.
     
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    I was there in the early 70s , I believe it was the CanAm series . I’m pretty sure I remember the User's setting a record speed down the straightaway of 212 mph.
    I don’t think dragsters we’re doing that on the quarter mile yet . Truly amazing if my memory is intact for a road race car. There were two of them .
     
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    1974 was the year of the burning bus. It was still loaded with the luggage of Brazilian tourists who were there to cheer on Emerson Fittipaldi to his second championship.
     
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    Actually, relatively few of the ones on that page died in racing accidents. Hulme suffered a heart attack while racing, so I don't think that counts. And a few are still with us.
     
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    That was a lot of money for those days!
     
  23. lorenzobandini

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    'Wasn't Bridgehampton. The last Can Am race there was '69, I was there. And I don't remember anybody ever hitting 200 there.
    'Drove in a few club races at the Bridge in '77.
     
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    The bog was to the Glen as the snake pit was to Indy. Never a dull moment.
     
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    Riverside, perhaps? Its back straight was long enough to go that fast. (But by the time I made it to Riverside, it was a shopping mall...)
     

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