Looking into the Super 8 films by Alfisto Hans Sipma from BC, Canada, I also took the liberty of ripping this film from his youtube channel. Again because it simply needs more attention. It is a marvelous time-warp, and just like the film about going to Laguna Seca in the TZ for the 1978 Monterey Historic, this shows us so much about how relaxed the whole approach was 30 years ago - even when it came to the high echelons of classic motor racing.
This film doesn't show it, but I suspect Hans Sipma to have driven his Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint all the way down he US west coast!? It is obviously much easier to record film when you drive in two cars - like the 1978 film, but I sure would have loved to see the white #143 Berlinetta on the highways among big 18-wheeler Mack trucks and on wide open mountain roads.
This film is very special because Juan Manuel Fangio actually drove his 1951 F1 championship-winning Tipo 159 Alfetta on the Laguna Seca track. In 1985 he was 74 years old, but he made a fabulous spectacle while roaring up and down the fast sweepers and diving into the cork-screw. Oh boy, would I have loved to be there! Phil Hill also drives the Alfetta in the film - and he just gives it the stick. Just like he did in the 1978 film, driving the M-B 300 SLR. When you hand a race car to World Champion Phil Hill, he apparently assumes that you expect him to RACE IT.
I love it - more of that.