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#1 Gary C

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 07:40

I just wanted to let you know that I have negotiated a 24 minute version of my 'Grand Prix Icon : Lotus 72' video to air on Motors TV across Europe in December. When I get some more specific details I'll let you know. The programme features newly-shot interviews with John Miles, Emerson Fittipaldi and the late Peter Warr and is introducued by motor racing historian Michael Oliver. It also features a host of previously un-published photographs and un-seen movie film.
Don't forget to bookmark the website ; www.lotus72dvd.com

Edited by Gary C, 13 October 2012 - 07:44.


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#2 Tim Murray

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 08:15

Excellent news Gary - look forward to seeing it.

#3 arttidesco

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 10:33

Congratulations Gary :up:

I'll see if I can get my Dad to record it on his new fangled TiVo thingy :drunk:

#4 Gary C

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 12:39

after which, Ralph, I'll expect you to order the DVD version??

#5 arttidesco

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 12:50

after which, Ralph, I'll expect you to order the DVD version??


Ofcourse :up:

#6 Gary C

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 12:51

good boy!

#7 arttidesco

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 12:56

good boy!


:blush:

#8 Cirrus

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 17:39

Well done Gary! The culmination of many years of work. Did this all happen quickly? There was no mention of it when we went for a beer on Thursday...

#9 Gary C

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 18:39

Absolutely Alan. Received an e-mail from Motors yesterday at about 2 o'clock! Although I'd been waiting on a reply from them for about six weeks or so..........

#10 Gary C

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 09:32

lads, obviously, please feel free to pass on the info about the programme to any of your likeminded mates!

#11 roger.daltrey

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 16:37

This sounds like the sort of thing that BBC4 should also pick up.

They do have a track record (if you excuse the pun) of motorsport documentaries.

So one on the technical aspects, as well as the people would be great - notwithstanding the excellent Gordon Murray one from a few months back.

Perhaps MSP could badge it as one of theirs, as they do have the connections ??



#12 Gary C

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 06:39

FYI Roger, I tried (in this order) Sky F1, Motors, BBC and ESPN. None of them wanted it. I have since managed to sweet talk Motors!

#13 Gary C

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 06:58

oh, almost forgot.............I also tried Eurosport and Speed in the States too, they weren't interested.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 08:11

Whoops, sorry about that - in hindsight I guess you would have done that - I didnt mean to sound patronising.

Shame you've had so little interest in the DVD, but well done on MotorsTV

Last word from me on this, with the cinema release of Ron Howards 'Rush' due next year (Probably Summer 2013) there may well be renewed interest in classic F1 machines.

Perhaps @realronhoward could include as an extra on the DVD release ??

Or if any cinemas have a showing for petrolheads, they could include as a 'B' feature before the main film ?

#15 Gary C

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 09:08

................I don't think you realise that the DVD version is going to be at least 90 minutes long with as much as another 60 minutes of 'extras'.

#16 Gary C

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 09:12

er...............and where do you get the idea that I've had 'little' interest in the DVD?

#17 Gary C

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 17:28

We are now getting interest for the programme from a TV company in South Africa...................if we have any SA members ??

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 16:34

We are now getting interest for the programme from a TV company in South Africa...................if we have any SA members ??


There are a few Saffers active on this forum, and you will certainly have a lot of interest in the '72 in ZA, there were a couple of them that were active in our F1 series of course.

#19 Gary C

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 10:45

Yes, Barry, I think two, maybe 3, chassis were repatriated from South Africa back to the UK, one of which has not been seen since!
If only I could get hold of that for the programme.........what a time capsule that would be.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 22:07

Have you spoken with VelocityTV in the US? They are a competitor to Speed but NOT dominated by NASCAR and muscle cars. VTV already shows "Wheeler Dealers" from the UK and has more programming focused on classic US and European Cars. Worth a try?

Best, Ross

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 22:23

Yes, Barry, I think two, maybe 3, chassis were repatriated from South Africa back to the UK, one of which has not been seen since!
If only I could get hold of that for the programme.........what a time capsule that would be.

Is it perhaps somewhere near Biggin Hill?

#22 David McKinney

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 06:27

I believe all three ex-ZA 72s came back to the UK, the third in the ownership of a secretive collector (who as far as I know has no interests at Biggin Hill)

#23 Gary C

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 06:32

quite correct, David. Biggin Hill, 'Bernie' as we shall call him, as far as I'm aware, doesn't have ANY Lotus hardware at all!

#24 Gary C

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 22:30

Have just heard that the first transmission of the 'tv version' of the Lotus 72 video will transmit on Motors TV across Europe at 13.10 on Tuesday the 27th of November. It will be repeated at 19:25 the same day, then at 23:05 on the 29th and also at 20.30 on Friday 30th November.
It will probably get more repeats through December.

Tell all your friends!

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 17:25

Have just heard that the first transmission of the 'tv version' of the Lotus 72 video will transmit on Motors TV across Europe at 13.10 on Tuesday the 27th of November. It will be repeated at 19:25 the same day, then at 23:05 on the 29th and also at 20.30 on Friday 30th November.
It will probably get more repeats through December.

Tell all your friends!


Nice one Gary.. :up:

#26 Gary C

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 14:41

Have just been informed that the first TX has been brought forward to 20.30 on Sunday the 25th November. Prime time !

#27 David Beard

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 21:22

Have just been informed that the first TX has been brought forward to 20.30 on Sunday the 25th November. Prime time !


Well, I've just about got the message now :rolleyes:

#28 Gary C

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 21:40

LOL.

#29 RTH

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 07:25

Is it perhaps somewhere near Biggin Hill?

I was there when Ch 6 & 7 were alongside each other just out of a sea container in a delapidated state still in faded Gunston colours, unused for a decade with blown up engines, in a garden near Maidstone in 1984

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:33

Have just heard that the first transmission of the 'tv version' of the Lotus 72 video will transmit on Motors TV across Europe at 13.10 on Tuesday the 27th of November. It will be repeated at 19:25 the same day, then at 23:05 on the 29th and also at 20.30 on Friday 30th November.


Hi Gary!

This will be on Motors TV UK only!

First airing on Motors TV Europe will be on December 29th.
Time not decided yet. All information from Frédéric Viger of Motors TV.

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#31 Norman Jones

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 13:05

It was on Motors tV last night. Enjoyed it too Well done Gary :clap:

#32 Gary C

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 13:19

Thanks for the info, Chris. When Motors e-mailed me the TX dates I assumed they were European TX dates, not UK only. D'oh!
Hi Norman, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 17:34

A very interesting programme. Thank you.

#34 Gary C

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 18:23

thanks opplock, it was a real struggle to get it on air.

#35 ghinzani

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 21:44

A very nice taster, will ask Santa for the dvd!

#36 Gary C

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:10

Glad you enjoyed!

#37 Macca

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:12

Yes, very good - every word Peter Warr said was revealing. And it's on again tonight at 19.25.

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(but who was Freddie Barratt?)

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:17

Freddie was an old gentlemen who I bought a lot of motor racing home movies from. I used some in the programme ; the pitlane shots of Chunky & Emerson in the car, plus the head & shoulders shots of PEW, Emo & Ronnie in a conflab were all his.

Edited by Gary C, 27 November 2012 - 09:18.


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Posted 27 November 2012 - 19:39

(but who was Freddie Barratt?)



that got me wondering too, thanks Gary for enlightening us.

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#40 Gary C

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 16:21

'every word Peter Warr said was revealing.' Thank you.
As an aside, when I approached the Head of F1 at Sky TV with the programme, (I showed him a 5 min clip) his ONE comment was 'The interviews are crap but the old film is good.'
Shows you how much he knows..............

#41 Roger Clark

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 12:41

With regard to this ancient thread...

http://forums.autosp...showtopic=16085

..it is interesting that Peter Warr said that Team Lotus started paying for their DFVs in 1969.

#42 Gary C

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:50

Yep, free for 68.

#43 Gary C

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 13:03

as an aside, if you've missed it, my Lotus 72 documentary will air again on Motors TV over the holidays at the following times :
Saturday 29 December - 22:00,
Sunday 30 December - 1:55,
Sunday 30 December - 7:00,
Sunday 30 December - 19:30,
Monday 31 December - 13:55,
Monday 31 December - 19:05,
Monday 31 December - 23:20,
Tuesday 01 January - 6:35,
Tuesday 01 January - 14:45,
Wednesday 02 January - 23:25,
Thursday 03 January - 13:30,
Friday 04 January - 21:40,
Saturday 05 January - 16:55,
Monday 07 January - 11:05,
Thursday 10 January - 2:25,
Friday 11 January - 17:55.

Thank you.

Edited by Gary C, 19 December 2012 - 13:03.


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Posted 23 December 2012 - 11:35

as an aside, if you've missed it, my Lotus 72 documentary will air again on Motors TV over the holidays at the following times :
Saturday 29 December - 22:00,
Sunday 30 December - 1:55,
Sunday 30 December - 7:00,
Sunday 30 December - 19:30,
Monday 31 December - 13:55,
Monday 31 December - 19:05,
Monday 31 December - 23:20,
Tuesday 01 January - 6:35,
Tuesday 01 January - 14:45,
Wednesday 02 January - 23:25,
Thursday 03 January - 13:30,
Friday 04 January - 21:40,
Saturday 05 January - 16:55,
Monday 07 January - 11:05,
Thursday 10 January - 2:25,
Friday 11 January - 17:55.

Thank you.


29th Dec not showing on the Sky EPG - have they changed the schedules Gary?


#45 Gary C

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 13:27

ah....just looked again and I have the correct times, but it seems to be the European schedule rather than the UK one, sorry about that lads. But.........anyone outside the UK can now see it!

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 13:31

Congratulations Gary!!

Very interesting interviews. John Miles seems to be
a very shrewd man and Peter Warr was very frank.


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#47 Gary C

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 20:58

I'm glad you enjoyed it, Christer.
Just for my info, where did you watch it?

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 21:37

Just for my info, where did you watch it?



Comhem cable network Sweden.


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