Archive for June, 2014

Toyota 2000GT Crushed by a Falling Tree. Nooooooooo!

Toyota 2000GT crushed

An unnamed 28-year-old driver was passing under the limb of a beech tree in the Gokayama area of Toyama Prefecture at the exact moment that the tree decided to call it quits. The driver escaped with minor injuries; which is something of a minor miracle when you see the damage to the passenger compartment in this photo.

What makes it all the more frustrating is that this tree has been identified as a potential hazard, but local historic preservation in the area barred its removal.

More (if you have the stomach for it) at Japanese Nostalgia Car.

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World of Champions: Stirling Moss

Stirling Moss World of Champions

I stumbled across a few scanned pages of this comic strip highlighting Stirling Moss’s career in the wake of his crash at Goodwood in 1962. I’ve had little luck tracking down more information about the series or where it first appeared. Other “World of Champions” strips may have been published in Tintin books or in “Champion” magazine, but I haven’t found anything definitive about this strip. Maybe it was published in both in varying locations or times.

I’d love to find a physical copy.

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Spokane Historic Races – Airway Heights, WA – 06/07 – Spokane County Raceway – USA

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The Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational – Indianapolis, IN – 06/04 – Indianapolis Motor Speedway – USA

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LSR Invitational – Salinas, CA – 06/03 – Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca – USA

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