I watched the 1972 version a ton of times and it described the motorcycle passion (some of us have) to a tee.
Excellent write-up Freddster, very interesting .....BUT, WHAT in the world is a WIND " CANAL".....??
Knock-out Qualifying. Years ago, single car qualifying was the norm in F1, NASCAR, Indy etc. Looking back, what a snooze fest ..now all series have adopted this format, even NASCAR.