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Hugh Langrishe on Le Mans '57


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#1 Doug Nye

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Posted 01 June 2020 - 12:35

Might I commend to TNF this lovely video - Hugh Langrishe who was Ron Flockhart's sometime friend and business partner - recommended to me by present-day D-Type owner Clive Beecham and I think admirably well made...  Lovely gentleman too, now 96 years old - and ex-RN FAA quite apart from the Ecurie Ecosse connection.

 

https://youtu.be/DlwtqK0xYw

 

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#2 Dipster

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Posted 01 June 2020 - 13:00

I just watched this. What a charming gentleman. He is right of course, the "big six" does sound magnificent. Thanks for the tip Doug.



#3 Paul Parker

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Posted 01 June 2020 - 13:45

Might I commend to TNF this lovely video - Hugh Langrishe who was Ron Flockhart's sometime friend and business partner - recommended to me by present-day D-Type owner Clive Beecham and I think admirably well made...  Lovely gentleman too, now 96 years old - and ex-RN FAA quite apart from the Ecurie Ecosse connection.

 

https://youtu.be/DlwtqK0xYw

 

DCN

There is nothing quite so evocative as the sound of a D type Jaguar (and C type) at full tilt and how appropriate is the charming Hugh Langrishe, many thanks Doug.



#4 68targa

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Posted 01 June 2020 - 15:21

What a beautifully made film, wonderful.  It is so important to perserve these recollections which otherwise would be lost. How thoughful of Clive Beecham to take the trouble to organise the visit to Hugh.

 

Thanks for sharing it.



#5 cpbell

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Posted 01 June 2020 - 15:35

What a wonderful video! :love:  Thanks DCN.



#6 Allan Lupton

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Posted 01 June 2020 - 15:49

Yes quite excellent and nostalgic for us older folk for whom motor racing in the 1950s was what taught us to be interested in the sport.



#7 Eric Dunsdon

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Posted 01 June 2020 - 16:45

That's lovely, a real treat in these troubled times. Thank you.



#8 cpbell

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Posted 01 June 2020 - 17:14

Yes quite excellent and nostalgic for us older folk for whom motor racing in the 1950s was what taught us to be interested in the sport.

Sadly, I'm of a more recent vintage, so have no real connection to that area beyond fascination and respect.



#9 Belmondo

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Posted 01 June 2020 - 18:19

Terrific.



#10 Andrew Fellowes

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Posted 01 June 2020 - 21:22

How beautiful, an absolute delight to watch!



#11 LittleChris

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Posted 01 June 2020 - 22:27

Wonderful



#12 Catalina Park

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Posted 02 June 2020 - 05:30

Delightful. 



#13 Claudio Navonne

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Posted 02 June 2020 - 09:51

Thanks!!



#14 RogerFrench

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Posted 02 June 2020 - 14:55

Wonderful, thank you!

#15 Louism

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Posted 02 June 2020 - 20:09

Doug, what a magnificent document, I shed a tear...Thank you so much for sharing.

Mister Langrishe is a true gentleman, was he 96 at the time the film was shot in 2019 ? So he his probably born in 1923...If you see what I have in mind.

 

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#16 arttidesco

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Posted 03 June 2020 - 09:55

What a splendid nugget of a film, made me realise how spoiled I was taking four rolls of 36 exposures each to Le Mans for the first time in 1981.



#17 ensign14

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Posted 03 June 2020 - 10:13

Maybe a suitable subject for Lunch With...in Motor Sport?



#18 Jhdrussell

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Posted 03 June 2020 - 10:26

Doug, what a magnificent document, I shed a tear...Thank you so much for sharing.

Mister Langrishe is a true gentleman, was he 96 at the time the film was shot in 2019 ? So he his probably born in 1923...If you see what I have in mind.

 

Louis Monnier

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Hugh Richard Langrishe was born on 8th January 1923



#19 Sterzo

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Posted 03 June 2020 - 11:56

Brilliant film.



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#20 ensign14

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Posted 03 June 2020 - 12:59

As an aside, it must have been tremendous for Ivor Bueb to be able to celebrate a Le Mans win properly, after the 1955 event. 



#21 Eric Dunsdon

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Posted 03 June 2020 - 13:06

Yes, it was nice to see 'Ivor The Driver' being able to smile.



#22 10kDA

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Posted 04 June 2020 - 15:56

Thanks for posting the link. Excellent video capturing a moment which will never be forgotten.