Incredible old film of race car wrecks. Whoa!

Vintage Race Car Crashes on

This is a great video. It makes you wonder why it took so long to invent seat belts, roll cages and fire proof fuel cells.

Also rear view mirrors. As I remember hearing the story, at Indianapolis, the second guy in the car was the “mechanic.” His primary job was to watch the other cars and tell the driver when it was safe to move left or right. One year, a driver showed up with mirrors mounted on his car, and no mechanic rode with him. The other teams protested because his car was lighter without the passenger, and therefore faster. Race officials ruled it was legal. The next year, every car had mirrors…