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Lots of fun and excitement to see this car and the owners enjoyment. Thanks so much!
Thank you for the best story you have ever done. I enjoy the stories you do about many interesting cars. However, combining these great cars with the great men who drove them was fantastic.
I have to agree with the other comment on how the old race cars and their drivers are by far the best Petrolicious has to offer. These are the guys we wanted to be. These are the men and the machines that made most of us hungry for automobiles. These “old men” were kind to us today. To be given a little insight to the reality we all have dreamed about. Thank you, gentlemen. Thank you Petrolicious.
This smile stays a week! Awesome story!
As wonderful as most Petrolicious films are, the ones featuring vintage/historic RACE CARS, are untouchable. Period.
Yes- its great to see a guy with his civilian car that’s been in the family or that he resorted.. etc. etc..
BUT seeing competition cars, on a track, especially with commentary from the actual Supermen that campaigned them… pure joy…
thanks Petrolicious- this one is in the top 5 Ever.. (the other 4 are also about old race cars… 😉
Wonderful video. I was fortunate enough to witness the #30 Alfa T33-3 win, outright, at the Watkins Glen 6 hours Endurance Race in July of 1971. The “little” three-liter Alfa whipped the large bore (5L) Porsches and Ferraris in the rain — winning by two, repeat, two laps. The rooster tails behind the cars on the main straight seemed to shoot up twenty feet, leaving a completely opaque cloud of spray for a hundred feet. The victorious drivers were Andrea de Adamich and Ronnie Peterson. My most lasting memory is the bravery of the drivers in keeping up a desperately… Read more »
great video, man I wish I had been a driver in those days. Love the guardrail vs pine trees comment! I thought Derek was tearing up when he finished driving and they asked him if it was the same…melancholy.
I don’t know man. I think those were possibly tears of joy! How could you be melancholy about a life that well lived? If I got to do one lap like that, in a car like that, in my whole life….I’d feel blessed.
Petrolicious – Thank you SO much!
.. Bell ~ ‘settling in there like an old girlfriend’
I have no words to describe this video, most likely the sexiest thing on the web ever. Brilliant Briliant Brilliant
Oh man, an Alfisti’s dream video! Listening to Derek Bell is almost as good as reading his terrific essays in Octane, the most recent including a wonderful tribute to Dan Gurney. Love the sounds, both machine and men. Thanks and Forza Alfa!
A feast for both eyes and ears! Do they make them like this anymore? I’m talking about cars and drivers? Don’t think so.
These guys are great! Arturo is such a character, he and Nanni just epitomize Italian spirit, and Derek Bell seems such a warm person. And these cars! My lord, how exquisite! My only problem was that the white nosed car got no close up attention. That must have been due to some sort of legality. I got to see the TIPO 33s race against the Ferrari 312s at Watkins Glen. What epic sounds! Thanks for the memories Petro.
As a die hard Alfa enthusiast, that was a stunning feast for the eyes and ears, as well as an uncontrollable tingling feeling in the old nether region. Just fabulous !!
I will be watching this quite a few times, I’m sure.