'Grand Prix' - the out-takes?
Posted 10 June 2005 - 13:54
And although I don't know what Skip Scott looked like then, from the helmet it isn't him.
Is it Ken Costello then? Or it might be the American stunt driver, Gary Lofton; and apparently the Director of Photography, Lionel 'Curly' Lindon, was an amateur racer, so he may have driven something at some point.
Posted 10 June 2005 - 13:59
Now, if Teddy could tell us more about the filming...
Posted 11 June 2005 - 14:13
Lots of life left in the old "Grand Prix" girl !!
We need more threads dedicated to her !!
Posted 12 June 2005 - 20:10
Originally posted by ian senior
I think that's him.
"TNF shock - Ian Senior replies to a Grand Prix thread in a constructive manner".
"Ken Costello" - the name is so familiar for some reason.
Didn't he race a Mini either in Special Saloons or even the British Touring Car Championship...?
(Why is the name SO familiar?)
Posted 12 June 2005 - 20:49
Posted 13 June 2005 - 08:47
Originally posted by Pils1989
You have a music star with the same name but i don remember his first name...
Elvis Costello. Great guy, great music (apart from in his C&W phase....).
Posted 13 June 2005 - 12:05
Here is a still that shows the helicopter shot of the staged Belgian GP - and there's a single-track railway line running parallel to the circuit.
I think it's the second half of the Masta Straight, the Hollowell section - does anyone have a map that would confirm this?
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Posted 15 June 2005 - 04:54
Good eye, I'd guess.
Originally posted by R.W. Mackenzie
Uh, doesn't the mysterious Cobra driver look alot like Mr. Frankenheimer himself?
Posted 20 June 2005 - 13:40
Anyway, here's another photo from the film programme; the start at Brands:
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Posted 29 June 2005 - 08:31
The programme said that 250TR was driven by (restorer) Neil Twyman.............but his helmet was definitely coloured red/blue (not blue/red like Amon).
Even I haven't got a crash-hat painted like Aron (or Sarti)!
And the car has a lovely patina to it, unlike so many (over-) restored Ferraris.
Edited by Macca, 25 June 2012 - 16:35.
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Posted 04 July 2005 - 16:29
Class E11. Lotus 20 racing cars with bodies converted by Jim Russell for use in the film “Grand Prix” but otherwise complying with the specification of Formula Junior (FIA category FJ/2)
Just imagine the battles that could be re-enacted!
Posted 08 July 2005 - 11:39
I believe there are a couple of Lotus 20s in FJ racing that were in the film, but they run with standard bodywork; and there's one with a fake Lotus 43 nosecone and a t/c engine used in sprints.
Anyway, back to work on my next article: "Aron: The Early Years".......................
Posted 11 July 2005 - 15:19
Another pic from the cinema programme; the GT40 camera car (wonder if CAA was driving it?) c/n GT1027
Film review site:
with a still of Spence and Bandini at Zandvoort....................and the first still, over Aron's shoulder onboard at Spa :- look at the front suspension, it appears to be a Brabham.
Posted 13 July 2005 - 15:40
Here's that chap in the Pete Aron helmet driving a 1958 Ferrari TR250 at Goodwood................could it be..........?
Posted 14 July 2005 - 15:26
"You really haven't driven before, have you Antonio?"
image provided by and © Ferret Foto
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Posted 22 July 2005 - 14:46
"There's a bloke in front of me in shorts - it's not Barry, is it?"
Edited by Macca, 31 August 2012 - 20:21.
Posted 26 July 2005 - 11:17
Sarti: "I think he should have given you one."
if only..................could have been a 3-way Ferrari fight for the WDC
Aron's secret test session?
Posted 26 July 2005 - 15:21
..... but the helmet is the red to blue Aron lid !!!
What's going on here ??
Posted 26 July 2005 - 15:52
(wouldn't have worked if he'd been another number)
Practise for the 1967 RoC at Brands, South Bank Corner (DNS due to road crash with cash-laden woman).
Posted 26 July 2005 - 16:51
You had me going there for a minute!! Maybe I need more sleep ??
Cash laden women ??????
That crash was in Chris' Sunbeam Tiger !!
Posted 27 July 2005 - 15:41
The woman turned across Chris' path; she didn't want to get the police or insurance company involved IIRC, and when Chris said he wouldn't be able to work that weekend she produced a wad of cash and offered to compensate him........you know the rest of that story.
Wonder if this was the car that Ean Pugh owns now.....
Posted 28 July 2005 - 15:16
but, oddly, when 'Clark' crossed the finish line it had turned into a 33:
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Posted 01 August 2005 - 17:02
Sadly, no one else could remember having any great days !!
Posted 01 August 2005 - 17:15