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#1 Odseybod

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Posted 01 March 2021 - 17:14

For British TV viewers who enjoy V12 Lagondas and shaky back-projection, "Checkpoint" is on Talking Pictures (Freeview Channel 81) tomorrow, starting at 18:35.

 

 

 



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#2 d j fox

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Posted 01 March 2021 - 19:55

It’s also on You Tube apparently in its entirety!

#3 D-Type

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Posted 03 March 2021 - 21:55

I would rather have seen them genuinely compete in the 1956 Mille Miglia rather than be mere film props.



#4 arttidesco

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Posted 03 March 2021 - 22:40

I watch Checkpoint every once in a while on youtube, such a shame David Brown did not have the resources to give those V12's the backing they so obviously deserved, imagine how the world might look if the Lagonda's had gone on a 3 year winning streak at Le Mans instead of the D-types ;-)

 

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Darren McWhirter at Silverstone a couple of years ago.


Edited by arttidesco, 04 March 2021 - 04:29.


#5 kyle936

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Posted 03 March 2021 - 23:04

John Wyer had a cameo role in that film - he even 'got the girl'! If you click on the link (I've set the video to start at the beginning of the scene) and watch closely, you'll see he's the fellow in the blue cap who pulls the girl away from the car...

 

https://youtu.be/y7ncweROe9U?t=3876


Edited by kyle936, 03 March 2021 - 23:11.


#6 raceannouncer2003

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Posted 04 March 2021 - 06:32

I've been watching it on Youtube.  Good fun.  Lots of nice shots from the 1956 Mille Miglia.  I spotted a helmetless Hans Herrmann in his Porsche 550A in a pre-race scene.  Here is a link to some of the cars in the film:

 

https://www.imcdb.or...Checkpoint.html

 

Vince H.