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'Silver Dream Racer' the movie - info wanted


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#1 reservoircogs

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 12:12

Guys, this may of been covered before but I'm a newbie on here :clap:
Looking at doing an article on the film, any good stories, anyone involved with the track action ?
The bikes, where are they now?
Any info be most helpful.
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#2 potmotr

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 12:17

Clearly the dream racer never raced at night...

#3 ensign14

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 13:04

IMDB has some information - no idea how true it is though.

#4 reservoircogs

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 13:24

Thanks for that, Brookwood cemetry isn't far from here..cool.

#5 Keir

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 13:32

For those of us in need of speed "Bike Style", Silver Dream Racer provided yet another inane storyline melded with some decent racing footage.

It leaves films like "Grand Prix" and "Le Mans" on the narrow pedestal of "GOOD" racing movies and compares more with "Driven".

For my money, go rent "Little Fauss and Big Halsey" !!

#6 RS2000

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 14:07

Originally posted by Keir
For my money, go rent "Little Fauss and Big Halsey" !!


Even if "Got a head gasket for a Yamaha 250?" is not a line Robert Redford is best known for!

#7 reservoircogs

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 15:12

It's a prototype is a classic line..nuff said :love:

#8 Macca

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 15:57

The best story is in Roger Marshall's autobiography.........as the climactic race was the 1979 British GP at Silverstone, they needed footage of the bike in the real race with genuine crowds etc, and 'Reg' was the man - however, the bike was brand-new and Reg told them he probably wouldn't even qualify, let alone be racing with Roberts & Sheene up front.

So they fitted a 750 engine for qualifying.........

And after a few laps Marshall quietly parked the bike out on the circuit somewhere, victim of a 'seizure' or whatever.


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#9 renzo

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 17:02

have a trawl through these,people who were in the film post in it!.
http://forums.autosp...&threadid=75658

#10 picblanc

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 18:06

Picture of Norman White, (he of the JPS Norton building fame) at Brands Hatch PBI 1979.
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PS I went to see Silverdream Racer at Tottenham Court road in London when it came out, even bought the LP of the music :blush: :blush: