14 Minutes Of Hell – The Worst Wreck In Vintage Racing History From Every Agonizing Angle


14 Minutes Of Hell – The Worst Wreck In Vintage Racing History From Every Agonizing Angle

You have likely seen still photos of a massive wreck at a vintage road racing event and marveled at the destruction and sheer volume of the thing. Well, now you get to see video and not only video but an opening shot from the stands and then footage from everyone racing who had an in-car camera on for the event. This is a true disaster and it is pretty amazing that no one was killed. The initial pileup is one thing but the cars that drive into the pile at full speed are genuinely disturbing. Add into the fact that the stuff on the track ranged from real Shelby Cobras on down and you have a genuine reason to get weepy.

The race was the Brian Redman International Challenge and we’re not sure that we have seen another episode in the vintage racing realm that was worse than this one. Sure, calling it the worst wreck in vintage racing history sounds dramatic, but beat it and we’ll change our tune! The worst injury incurred during this series of crashes was a broken arm. That is kind of a miracle because you can see cars literally flying during parts of this and with the number of open cockpit machines competing, the potential for grieves injury is very high.

You may want to jump ahead a little after reveling in the scope of the situation with the grand stand view because there’s a bunch of stuff shot through the fence before the in-car videos start. The true magic of this video is the fact that you see the crash from so many angles and from so many cars.

Whoever made this did one hell of a job!

Press play to see the mess at Road America – Worst Wreck in Vintage Racing History


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5 thoughts on “14 Minutes Of Hell – The Worst Wreck In Vintage Racing History From Every Agonizing Angle

  1. Curtis

    Chapman, Kansas has a racing museum dedicated to the history of racing in Kansas, pretty cool little museum. There is an exhibit that shows one of the worst wrecks I’ve ever beard of and is a very sobering display. Involved multiple cars and fire, if I recall correctly there were several people killed or burned to death. Took place before most of the safety features were available.

    1. Jeff Nichols

      If you are referring to the 1974 Hutchinson Nationals , there were 3 drivers that were very badly burned, there were no fatalities.

  2. mark

    P8 Camaro was way out of line before the start, he thought he could jump the start and run up the middle. Total A-hole, typical chevy pilot!

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