Very clever but unless Lewis Hamilton got his hands on a V16 over the winter it must surely be a fake. Modern road signs and snow on the road are possible clues. Jenks had a road outing in a Lotus 12 on Christmas Day 1957 but you'd probably get life for such a stunt these days. Especially if you got further than the first bend (unlikely from everything I've ever heard about the V16).
I can see nothing on the film to suggest it is filmed from a single-seater, let alone a V16 BRM. Simply an overlaid soundtrack. To be fair, it doesn't suggest it was filmed in 1953, it simply states '1953 V16 BRM'
This is mainly on Red Bull Audi (Carlos Sainz) beating the 'record' of Sitges Terramar (Spain), but it contains also news reel material on the GP of 1923 (ca 1min 10 following), and shots of the track today:
Gary, thanks for this; what a fascinating short film.
I remember the Autocar summary of the Buchanan report showing proposed high level London fly-overs around the Euston Road / Bloomsbury area. I think it's better without them! Perhaps the congestion charge / improved public transport is a better approach to an almost insuperable problem.
Interesting US view of the last British GP held at Brands, with commentary by JYS, Larry Nuber and John Bisignano.
Appaling, however, were the driving standards of the time: Gerhard Berger, for example, overtook Nigel Mansell on the first lap around the outside of the kink on the straight between Surtees and Hawthorn, an extremely dumb and dangerous move as we have learned in the Gregor Foitek thread (http://forums.autosp...itek-an-apology) from several experienced and unbiased experts. And to top it all, a few laps later Mansell took the lead from Nelson Piquet at the exact same location!! With so many examples of bad driving from world class drivers, is it really any wonder Gregor Foitek turned out to be so evil?
It cuts just before he hits the rock face / fencing, but (just barely) shows him taking a lot of kerb at the kink.
The video below analyses the Super 8 film of the shunt, quite interesting. The same person has also posted computer generated recreations of Bandini and Villeneuve's shunts (only the behaviour and trajectrory of the cars during their respective shunts, not the drivers).
And just because it's so terribly made (even the German titles are sub-grammar school level):
Comparing the real Lauda accident with the "Rush" version, the author concludes that as (to his eyes) a Surtees looks exactly like a Hesketh, the movie was done with incredible attention to detail - words fail me!
Despite the title, this is not the last race at Brooklands. It is, however, the 1939 International Trophy. In colour. The main focus is on 'B Bira', driving his ex-Whitney Straight Maserati 8CM.
From the same archive, a compilation of what is mainly home movies from one source. However, from about 50 seconds in there is colour footage of a Shelsley Walsh meeting - possibly a VSCC event. There are also shots of the family's Rolls Royce, registered OC4800 - according to this website it's a 1933 Park Ward-bodied Phantom 2: http://www.rick-ford...sig=87&arg0=154
More from Brooklands - apparently with American commentary - featuring the BARC firefighting unit!
Compilation of newsreel clips, starting with the 1923 GP de l'ACF. The first four minutes feature motor sport in various forms:
The interview with Lorenzo Bandini is followed by a report on the 67 Monaco GP which castigates Graham Hill, claiming that he held Bandini up for a lengthy period during the race in retaliation for Mexico 64. The only report I have of the race states that Hill was a minute behind Bandini on lap 71 so I assume he was never in a position to be lapped by the Ferrari.
There is footage of the fatal accident both in B&W and colour. If you can stomach that, or fast forward past it, the interview with Signora Bandini (unsure of date but it is of recent vintage) is worth watching. Her comments on the financial status of 60s grand prix drivers are very interesting. I was surprised by the strength of her hatred (her words according to the English translation) for Jack Brabham.
Thanks Tim. I misinterpreted the race description in Grand Prix Volume 2 by Mike Lang. On second reading it is clear that Hill was a minute behind Amon's Ferrari. The Italian TV version however is extremely "economical with the actualite." Time lost between St Devote and Mirabeau cannot justify the claim made in their report.