Old aerial shots of circuits (incl. Silverstone, Brands...)

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Bottom post of the previous page:

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PTRACER wrote: 3 years ago Image
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Just for interest / reference here is an onboard lap (poor quality) I think of the same old Fuji Speedway track in the pic.

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Had no idea the old Fuji was banked. Never caught that old race on TV. From what years was this configuration used?
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XcraigX wrote: 3 years ago Had no idea the old Fuji was banked. Never caught that old race on TV. From what years was this configuration used?
The original plan for Fuji was for the track to be an oval in style of Talladega or Daytona. Financial and architectural reasons conspired against that. First they pretty much ran out of money after the first banked turn was completed and what was build wasn't the usual up a ramp and lean into the corner entry we are used to. Rather it was a configuration where the cars dropped into the corner which tended to upset the cars entering the corner making it a rather dangerous prospect even for the 60s
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XcraigX wrote: 3 years ago Had no idea the old Fuji was banked. Never caught that old race on TV. From what years was this configuration used?
Around 74/75 I guess? After some fatal accidents they realised it was a bit dangerous.

I walked the remains of the banking the year before last. Can’t remember if I posted the pictures on the forum, but if you want to see them give me a shout.
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PTRACER wrote: 3 years ago
XcraigX wrote: 3 years ago Had no idea the old Fuji was banked. Never caught that old race on TV. From what years was this configuration used?
Around 74/75 I guess? After some fatal accidents they realised it was a bit dangerous.

I walked the remains of the banking the year before last. Can’t remember if I posted the pictures on the forum, but if you want to see them give me a shout.
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hollie3sa wrote: 3 years ago
PTRACER wrote: 3 years ago
XcraigX wrote: 3 years ago Had no idea the old Fuji was banked. Never caught that old race on TV. From what years was this configuration used?
Around 74/75 I guess? After some fatal accidents they realised it was a bit dangerous.

I walked the remains of the banking the year before last. Can’t remember if I posted the pictures on the forum, but if you want to see them give me a shout.
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Very high res image of Goodwood, taken on 19th April 1946:

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Silverstone sometime between 64 and 73 most likely the mid 60s.
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Michkov wrote: 3 years ago Silverstone sometime between 64 and 73 most likely the mid 60s.
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TT Assen track in 1955.
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Great picture of the old Assen. Love these old timephotos.
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Michkov wrote: 3 years ago Silverstone sometime between 64 and 73 most likely the mid 60s.
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The left 'lobe' of Nepliget Park. The original layout is basically all there except for one corner in the top right of the image, which is now just a straight, because of a power station that was built in the park. Apparently it's not the safest place to go for a walk...

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