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period footage of 1965 Coupes de Paris at Monthl?ry

PostPost by: nmauduit » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:23 pm

For the period F interested parties, some period footage of Elans racing the 1965 Coupes de Paris at Monthl?ry can be seen there, including Jackie Oliver's :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvyFJS5ChxE
(better turn the sound off)

Coupes de Paris 1965 Monthl?ry.jpg and
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PostPost by: Quart Meg Miles » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:00 pm

Thanks Nic,

It shows how video has improved since the film of those days! Some memorable names in the F3 race - Jassaud, Servoz-Gavin etc.
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PostPost by: Frogelan » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:34 am

Thank you for that link. Here is another period clip from the 1964 TdF.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWTKt_S0eJM

I will sit down and work out the kilometres that were probably driven in 1964 and compare it to the Peter Auto edition (which is rather pricey to enter). At a rough guess...the 1964 edition 3 times the distance.

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PostPost by: Frogelan » Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:47 pm

Now for a little thread drifting...

I looked up the rough route for the 1964 Tour de France Automobile. It comprised at least 6060 km (Wikipedia) and took 10 days...but the organisers called it a day for the long versions after the 1964 event.

This compares to the 2020 version which is 2140 km over 5 days...
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