Donnerstag, 18. Dezember 2014
Watch the 1st American team to enter the Nürburgring 24 Hours - this was back in 1979. 35 years ago - as you can tell from both the music and the cars.
I once had this clip on CD, but couldn’t find it anymore - so glad somebody uploaded to youtube (where WTF1 picked it up). The cars are nice little V8s (AMC Spirit AMX, more details here, here and here). Including classy BFGoodrich sponsoring - and driven by “Team Highball” prinicpals Amos Johnson, Dennis Shaw, factory Mazda driver Jim Downing, actor James Brolin, IndyCar driver Lyn St James and journalist Gary Witzenburg:
Also having a part in the movie is Heinz Hennerici, brother of Günther “Eifelland” Hennerici and grandfather of Marc Hennerici. Watch him explaining the track with one arm while driving - and he only got one arm!
Fantastic movie and great documentary, amazing how little the actual track has changed.