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10/19/20, 6:47 PM   #11
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Thank you gentlemen - know a couple of knowledgeable guys who swore up and down it was 1968 - what started the discussion was

Did Gil Hess have a cage when he died at Salem in 1970?
Yes, Hess had a cage on the car in the Salem accident. It WAS a “bolt-on” cage if I remember correctly, but IMO, the way the car hit the guardrail it would not have mattered. A tragic, unavoidable accident.
 
10/19/20, 6:55 PM   #12
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call me crazy bit I think the cars looked better with roll cages during those early years when they were added on. The pre roll cage cars obviously had a classic look but the roll cage added a nice proportion to the cars.
 
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10/19/20, 6:59 PM   #13
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Maybe they look good to me since I know they save lives, although I don't have the same opinion about the F1 halos lol
 
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