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    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:

    “Two street-stock cars (both with AMC 5.0 L V8 and four-speed transmission) were supplied to ”Team Highball“ for Group One race modifications less than three weeks before a transport ship would sail to Europe.” (Wikipedia)

    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.

    Tags: N24h1979 | Onboard | BFGoodrich | AMCSpiritTeamHighballHennerici |

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