February 28, 2011 in video
I found a couple of old 70s videos of the Gran Prix Touring Car races at Fuji International Speedway of which this 1972 race is one of the best!
It starts off with showing the thorough process of inspections and approvals on a Toyota Corolla Levin TE27 and a Toyota Sprinter Trueno TE27 in the first part:
Funny to see the whole parkinglot is full of the cars that are going to race at the track!
In the second part the race actually starts and several accidents happen:
Especially the one on the straight around 2:00 looks very spectacular. Marshals running across the track, pushing and pulling the two cars from the track. Sounds very very dangerous…
Also the crash at 6:42 looks dangerous. The upcoming racecars harldy take distance. What if someone would have been trapped in there? And even worse, at 7:38 they use it as a new apex!
In the third part the fierce battle continues:
And ends in an all Toyota Podium: two Celica’s and a Corolla Levin TE27 make it to the podium!
Apart from that an impressive list of cars that attended: Toyota Sprinter Trueno TE27, Corolla Levin TE27, Celica TA22, Nissan Cherry X-1R, Nissan Sunny B110 and a Mazda RX-3.
Found at [Hotcakemix00 @ Youtube]