I thought we were not going to mention Le Mans!
On the subject of not mentioning Le Mans I thought I'd share this, I'm not hot on Latin Languages I think this one is in Italian, but it features a cameo with JP Beltoise talking quite fluently in Italian so maybe it is in French.
While this film is obviously made for an audience who goes, or at least used to go to the cinema for some reason other than to see a film it does have some redeeming features for the studious TNFer which includes :-
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An opening psychedelic racing sequence for the titles.
Intro showing how dangerous motor racing is with footage of the 1955 Le Mans crash, which might be considered a little gratuitous, but not understanding the lingo of the film I'll give it the benefit of the doubt.
A lot of footage of the 1970 Spanish GP at Jarama including the Ickx / Oliver crash which gets improbably blended into the plot.
Then the action moves to either Algeria or Morocco for some sort of demolition derby where our hero duffs up a local race promoter who presumably is trying to rip him off in one of the most hilariously bad screen punch ups I have ever seen.
Some footage of the 1970 Dutch GP, where Beltoise makes his cameo appearance on the pit wall.
Some footage of testing of a vehicle made to look like a F1/F5000 car, but with only a single exhaust pipe, around what looks like a city circuit. I think there is footage elsewhere of J-M F testing a 250F at the same circuit.
Then the finale is bizarrely, maybe I missed something, built around Round 11 of the Guards Formula F5000 Championship... at Monza !
There is a smattering of what Stirling would call European crumpet lounging around swimming pools.
All in all well worth enduring for 90 mins just to see the stock footage much of which I was too young to see at the time.
Look out for John Surtees in the M7C, Dan Gurney the M14A and Gordon Spice in the Kitchener K3A.
oh and there is no footage from Le Mans apart from the 1955 bit it's called :-
Le Mans scorciatoia per l'inferno, enjoy.
Edit: - Sorry the embed code does not seem to work
Edited by arttidesco, 22 January 2014 - 23:02.