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Who saw the Tom Pryce crash in 1977?
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l***@gmail.com
2016-02-28 20:44:51 UTC
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I was there but did not witness the crash directly. Still, I saw Pryce's Shadow being towed on the back of a truck after the race. It was covered in blood. Terrible. However, I do have photos taken of the accident that prove that Frederick Van Vuuren was not torn in half by the impact. The pictures were taken from where the two marshals had crossed the Kyalami straight. Van Vuuren's trousers were ripped off on impact giving the impression that he had been torn apart. This is in fact not true. If you like, I can send the pictures via email to prove it.
Jonno
2016-02-28 21:46:54 UTC
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Post by l***@gmail.com
I was there but did not witness the crash directly. Still, I saw Pryce's Shadow being towed on the back of a truck after the race. It was covered in blood. Terrible. However, I do have photos taken of the accident that prove that Frederick Van Vuuren was not torn in half by the impact. The pictures were taken from where the two
marshals had crossed the Kyalami straight. Van Vuuren's trousers were ripped off on impact giving the impression that he had been torn apart. This is in fact not true. If you like, I can send the pictures via email to prove it.





You are a bag of shit
brafield
2016-03-01 15:51:43 UTC
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Did any of you watch the live coverage in 1977 and the crash? Was the crash
visible on TV in full detail? In that case, please tell me some of the
dreadful details because I want to know everything about the crash but I just
don't want to see it!
Good. As I get older I realize there are lots of things I don't want to see. With the arrival of the InterNet I've seen a couple of crash photos that had never been published, and I suddenly preferred my previous ignorance. A pal sent me a jpg of a road crash a few years ago, and foolishly I opened it. I did not need to know ---or remember --- what I saw. I know that human bodies don't do well in war and accidents, but I prefer to maintain happier visions of what a man or woman looks like in safe everyday life.

As far as your "want to know everything" --- no you don't, not really, because even a word description will haunt you.
D Munz
2016-03-03 16:23:38 UTC
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Post by brafield
Did any of you watch the live coverage in 1977 and the crash? Was the crash
visible on TV in full detail? In that case, please tell me some of the
dreadful details because I want to know everything about the crash but I just
don't want to see it!
Good. As I get older I realize there are lots of things I don't want to see. With the arrival of the InterNet I've seen a couple of crash photos that had never been published, and I suddenly preferred my previous ignorance. A pal sent me a jpg of a road crash a few years ago, and foolishly I opened it. I did not need to know ---or remember --- what I saw. I know that human bodies don't do well in war and accidents, but I prefer to maintain happier visions of what a man or woman looks like in safe everyday life.
As far as your "want to know everything" --- no you don't, not really, because even a word description will haunt you.
I remember some particularly graphic photos of Zanardi's crash. (Actually if you google "alex zanardi crash" you get one right at the top of the list...)

Unpleasant stuff.

FWIW
DLM
o***@gmail.com
2019-08-02 21:44:15 UTC
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Me
Geoff May
2019-08-03 09:16:48 UTC
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Me
My brother was there too. I wasn't as my father felt I was too young to
be at the GP.

Cheers

Geoff
Sir Tim
2019-08-03 09:42:48 UTC
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Me
So?
~misfit~
2019-08-04 01:08:14 UTC
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Me
Wow! What a claim to fame! You must be so proud to have watched a man die to post about it now 42
years later during an unrelated race weekend.
--
Shaun.

"Humans will have advanced a long, long way when religious belief has a cozy little classification
in the DSM"
David Melville

This is not an email and hasn't been checked for viruses by any half-arsed self-promoting software.
t***@gmail.com
2019-08-04 14:36:41 UTC
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Post by ~misfit~
Wow! What a claim to fame! You must be so proud to have watched a man die to post about it now 42
years later during an unrelated race weekend.
--
Shaun.
"Humans will have advanced a long, long way when religious belief has a cozy little classification
in the DSM"
David Melville
You fucking loser.
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This is not an email and hasn't been checked for viruses by any half-arsed self-promoting software.
s***@gmail.com
2020-04-11 16:15:05 UTC
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From what I have heard the crash of Tom Pryce in the South African GP 1977
was maybe the most appalling accident in the history of F1. A 19-year-old
marshal tried to cross the track to put out the fire on Jacques Laffite's
Ligier and ran directly in front of the Shadow of Tom Pryce. The fire
extinguisher bottle hit the driver's head; both Pryce and the marshal died.
While many of the old crashes were shown on TV in various programmes, this
one was never shown - either because it was missed by the cameras or because
the producers did not want to show it - for understandable reasons.
Did any of you watch the live coverage in 1977 and the crash? Was the crash
visible on TV in full detail? In that case, please tell me some of the
dreadful details because I want to know everything about the crash but I just
don't want to see it!
TNX in advance
Robert
Wow that's an old thread
Sir Tim
2020-04-12 10:48:37 UTC
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Post by s***@gmail.com
From what I have heard the crash of Tom Pryce in the South African GP 1977
was maybe the most appalling accident in the history of F1. A 19-year-old
marshal tried to cross the track to put out the fire on Jacques Laffite's
Ligier and ran directly in front of the Shadow of Tom Pryce. The fire
extinguisher bottle hit the driver's head; both Pryce and the marshal died.
While many of the old crashes were shown on TV in various programmes, this
one was never shown - either because it was missed by the cameras or because
the producers did not want to show it - for understandable reasons.
Did any of you watch the live coverage in 1977 and the crash? Was the crash
visible on TV in full detail? In that case, please tell me some of the
dreadful details because I want to know everything about the crash but I just
don't want to see it!
TNX in advance
Robert
Wow that's an old thread
And a thoroughly morbid one. The details are well known and easily
available.

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