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Flatout: F1 In The 60s

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Thanks DOF, really great stuff. In particular, Gurney, McLaren and Brabham were heroes of mine for the same reason mentioned in the film - the passion and skills needed to achieve what they did are truly remarkable. I bet if you asked one of today's guys to weld a Kart frame together he wouldn't know where to start ^_^

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I disagree. It's about what old people think the young guys can and can't do as opposed to what they can and cannot do.

I know some of these current drivers had their father as the mechanic/engineer/designer and would have had to know stuff.

For all the talk of the old days none of those 60s drivers at their peak as young men would be able to last for more then 5 minutes in a modern Grand Prix car.

That said I belive the 60s to early 70s generation(s) was the best.

The 50s had too many aristocrat/rich gentlemen drivers witch could buy themselves a Maserati and go GP racing, while the mid 70s saw the appearance of the pay-as-you-go/rent-a-drivers in the hall-of-shame cars.

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I disagree. It's about what old people think the young guys can and can't do as opposed to what they can and cannot do.

I know some of these current drivers had their father as the mechanic/engineer/designer and would have had to know stuff.

For all the talk of the old days none of those 60s drivers at their peak as young men would be able to last for more then 5 minutes in a modern Grand Prix car.

That said I belive the 60s to early 70s generation(s) was the best.

The 50s had too many aristocrat/rich gentlemen drivers witch could buy themselves a Maserati and go GP racing, while the mid 70s saw the appearance of the pay-as-you-go/rent-a-drivers in the hall-of-shame cars.

My point was that I thought it was pretty special to raise the finance and form a succesful company, design and build your own cars, then win races and championships in them. It wasn't to bleat on about how 'the good old days' were better (I'll others to do that eh?) or compare drivers from yesteryear - the comment about them building a Kart was tongue in cheek btw.

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My point was that I thought it was pretty special to raise the finance and form a succesful company, design and build your own cars, then win races and championships in them. It wasn't to bleat on about how 'the good old days' were better (I'll others to do that eh?) or compare drivers from yesteryear - the comment about them building a Kart was tongue in cheek btw.

Agreed.

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