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#51 David McKinney

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 17:14

Maybe I'm the only one who remembers it.

No, I remember it too. From 'way back when it was on TV about a year ago :)


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Posted 08 February 2010 - 03:38

Finally, I recall an episode of The Avengers in which open wheel single seaters are featured. The final scene has Mrs. Peel strapped into a Lotus simulator in which she could get a lethal electrical shock if she puts it off the road.


The episode is called "Dead Man's Treasure Hunt". It revolves around an automotive rally/treasure hunt put on by a wealthy car enthusiast. An associate of Steed's (who is murdered early on and drives an MGB with one of those weird hardtops with the glass t-tops let in) has hidden some state secret in the treasure box, so Steed and Emma enter the rally to try and find it (as do the bad guys). The whole episode is a good one for car spotters. Anyway the host guy has the Lotus simulator in a room decorated by big maps of famous tracks. IIRC the film that they're driving to is of Brands.

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 08:48

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 11:36

How about this wild card:

"Hell Drivers", British, mid 1950s. Macho truckers driving hell for leather in the dodgiest sheds ever to haul a load. Not sports, Not F1, but when I saw it year ago in my teens it was pretty scary and pretty hairy. Not the US movie of the same name. This one had Patrick McGoohan and other familiar Brit film faces.

Maybe I'm the only one who remembers it.


The film is quite remarkable for the number of future stars in the cast, sort British "Magnificant Seven". There is Herbert Lom, Jill Ireland and Sean Conneryin probably his first film.

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 15:17

The episode of 'The Saint' featuring Brands Hatch in 1964 with a bit of the GP and 2 disguised FJ Coopers is on again today on ITV4 at 4.25.

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 15:47

Watch it here


Now I know I'm ancient. Distinctly remember having a go on a simulator (stimulator?) like that at the Schoolboys Exhibition in the early '60s, complete with Lotus Formula Junior car to sit in. Fortunately no electric shock treatment, though, as the Junior Turner did not display a great talent for keeping the thing on the (rather dim) road on the screen.

Incidentally, the baddies' Series 1 E-type (648 CYV) is still alive and on the road, according to the DVLA website. Sad when one feels obliged to check such things, but there you go.


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Posted 10 February 2010 - 15:12

One of the magazines had an item a few years ago about the DB3S in School for Scoundrels (a bit before my time I'm afraid). Did it end up owned by someone who was killed in it at a sprint in Gosport - or am I on totally the wrong track?
I am trying to find what became of the 1958 Shell film "Coupe des Alpes". It was later used as a test film in early UK colour TV transmissions. Some extracts were in the rallying edition of the TV series "The Power and the Glory". The Shell film archive was dispersed some years ago. It was quite a "landmark" rally film despite some sequences being staged (with Denis Jenkinson driving the camera car?). I've never seen it listed on video/DVD.

I don't believe Coupe des Alpes is on DVD......perhaps the Motorfilms Quarterly folks will secure the rights one day. In the meantime, the film IS on YouTube.
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Posted 10 February 2010 - 17:47

.. and Sean Conneryin probably his first film.

Not quite. I think his first (uncredited) film appearance was in 'Lilacs in the Spring' in 1954, followed by 'No Road Back' in '57.

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 03:15

Another fine period sports car movie with a lot of rare iron in it is JOHNNY DARK with Tony Curtis and Piper Laurie. From 1954, the movie features several early '50's Aero Willys passed off as "Fieldings", named after the car company's founding father.

One of the things I really found interesting were several scenes that showed presses and other machinery in action producing car parts; I assume they were filmed at the Willys factory, but can't confirm it.

As the plot develops and a race actually transpires, there are several rare early American sports cars taking part...a Woodil Wildfire(driven by Curtis), a Glasspar, a very rare Grantham Stardust(only one or two were built, IIRC) and a Muntz Jet that should have been the class of the field, at least on the straight sections. There were also a lot of post WWll Highway Patrol cars including a 1946-48 Chrysler.

One of the actors, the one who drove the Glasspar was Don Taylor, who later became a director...he looked a lot like Luke Wilson, or Luke Wilson looks a lot like Don Taylor.

It wasn't the greatest sports car movie ever made, but it was one of the better ones of it's day.


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Posted 11 February 2010 - 09:14

I don't know if this is the correct thread for this, but I have noticed that on page 161 of the March 2010 issue of Motor Sport there is a Lotus 22 for sale which is reportedly a prop from 'Grand Prix'. According to the advert it was dressed up as the Jordan BRM of Pete Aron in the film, and the dashboard is signed by James Garner.

Also (seeing as how The Avengers has cropped up in this thread) in this issue is mention of the Broadspeed Jag lookalike from The New Avengers - where Andy Rouse dispels the rumour that Steed's car might have been a Rouse built road car (page 72).

Going back to the point of this thread, I don't think anyone has yet mentioned 'Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo'. The worst film ever to involve racing cars? Worse than Driven? Though at least it has the excuse of being aimed at children, which Driven doesn't.

IIRC though, some of the scenes early on in Herbie goes to Monte Carlo may have been filmed at Laguna Seca (though please correct me if I have misremembered this). There's little else to recommend about the film - though a '917' (albeit a fake) does appear briefly only, naturally, to be outpaced by Herbie.



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Posted 11 February 2010 - 10:22

Also (seeing as how The Avengers has cropped up in this thread) in this issue is mention of the Broadspeed Jag lookalike from The New Avengers - where Andy Rouse dispels the rumour that Steed's car might have been a Rouse built road car (page 72).

There's an earlier thread about that Jag, where Peter Darley, who was with Broadspeed at the time, explained the car's build standard. I haven't got round to buying the March Motor Sport yet so don't know what 'Randy Mouse' says about the car.

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 22:55

I don't know if this is the correct thread for this, but I have noticed that on page 161 of the March 2010 issue of Motor Sport there is a Lotus 22 for sale which is reportedly a prop from 'Grand Prix'. According to the advert it was dressed up as the Jordan BRM of Pete Aron in the film, and the dashboard is signed by James Garner.

Also (seeing as how The Avengers has cropped up in this thread) in this issue is mention of the Broadspeed Jag lookalike from The New Avengers - where Andy Rouse dispels the rumour that Steed's car might have been a Rouse built road car (page 72).

Going back to the point of this thread, I don't think anyone has yet mentioned 'Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo'. The worst film ever to involve racing cars? Worse than Driven? Though at least it has the excuse of being aimed at children, which Driven doesn't.

IIRC though, some of the scenes early on in Herbie goes to Monte Carlo may have been filmed at Laguna Seca (though please correct me if I have misremembered this). There's little else to recommend about the film - though a '917' (albeit a fake) does appear briefly only, naturally, to be outpaced by Herbie.


Ah, yes...I remember Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo...excellent date movie! I always loved the scene at the end where Herbie and "Giselle(funny name for a Lancia...)" were "holding doors" in the sunset. Never did understand why Disney didn't follow up on this angle...Herbie and Giselle have a baby...maybe an Isetta? A smart?


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Posted 12 February 2010 - 10:10

Ah, yes...I remember Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo...excellent date movie! I always loved the scene at the end where Herbie and "Giselle(funny name for a Lancia...)" were "holding doors" in the sunset. Never did understand why Disney didn't follow up on this angle...Herbie and Giselle have a baby...maybe an Isetta? A smart?


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Here's a trailer for Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo, featuring 'Giselle' and the aforementioned fake 917, which Herbie overtakes in a tunnel.



Enjoy (if that's the correct word?).

As for the offspring of Herbie and Giselle, how about a rusty Scirocco?

Edited by Mansell4PM, 12 February 2010 - 10:29.


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Posted 06 January 2011 - 21:49


THIS network has been showing Hell Drivers from time to time but today jan 6th 2011 they showed Genevieve. Interesting to see a young Sean Connery & David Mccallum as bit players too.Also i cant beleive they let those drivers actually drive like that on the public roads then .

Oddly enough as i was watching Genevieve i was as fascinated by the then current vehichles in the background which are now as old as the competitors in the London to Brighton run were in 1953. I would highly suggest those looking for footage of early 1950's era Lorrys and the like view Genenieve if they get a chance to see how many of the trucks they can identify.


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Posted 06 January 2011 - 22:10

THIS network has been showing Hell Drivers from time to time but today jan 6th 2011 they showed Genevieve. Interesting to see a young Sean Connery & David Mccallum as bit players too.Also i cant beleive they let those drivers actually drive like that on the public roads then .

Oddly enough as i was watching Genevieve i was as fascinated by the then current vehichles in the background which are now as old as the competitors in the London to Brighton run were in 1953. I would highly suggest those looking for footage of early 1950's era Lorrys and the like view Genenieve if they get a chance to see how many of the trucks they can identify.


Paul


Re Hell Drivers - speeded up film or shot at a slower speed than the standard frames per second, looks so unreal and quite unconvincing. We have sold hundreds of copies of that programme on DVD. Regarding Genevieve one company's vehicles seen is Merrimans. Used to see their AEC Mammoth Major Mk IIIs on the Harlington Road, Hillingdon when I was a kid in the early 1950s. The company went years ago but there remains a Merrimans Corner in the locality. I also remember the location at West Drayton by the station where they argue and eat ice cream. The station forecourt - behind the building where they sit on the steps to eat their ice cream (actually that is an interior set scene) - is where the buses, RTs and T types (AECs and Leylands) with those flaired Weymann or Park Royal bodies, used to stop. West Drayton is where the old branch line from Uxbridge joined the GWR mainline. The bus route numbers were either 222, 223 or 224 - cannot remember which.


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Posted 07 January 2011 - 12:35


I caught the original (1955) "The Fast And The Furious" recently.

Dreadful, dreadful film. Our heroine gets kidnapped by a prison escapee who has to enter a car race (that goes into Mexico from California) in order to escape. Of course, they fall in lust, he drives the car really well based on a three-minute driving lesson and everyone lives happily ever after.

But what great old cars. XK120s, MGs (TC and TD), an Allard J2 (but with varying engine sounds - goes from four, to six, to eight pots, then back again). And I think I saw a Bristol in there. That wasn't rhyming slang.



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Posted 07 January 2011 - 14:23

On Xmas morning, presumably on the theory that no one would be watching, an awful flick called "Mutiny on the Buses" was playing here in Perth. Crap film, but the buses were great.

Also a day or so later, "To Catch a Thief", with the powder blue Sunbeam Alpine ornamented by Grace Kelly. And I must say, not a bad flick still. Grant could take the piss out of himself, as he demonstrated so smoothly in "North by Northwest." I can't recall what car he was in when, seriously drunk, he is hurtling down a winding road. Mercedes 190SL?

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 16:59

Grant could take the piss out of himself, as he demonstrated so smoothly in "North by Northwest." I can't recall what car he was in when, seriously drunk, he is hurtling down a winding road. Mercedes 190SL?


From memory, wasn't it a Mercedes 220S Convertible?

While I'm on: When discussing Hollywood's take on 1950s motor racing, don't forget "The Racers", starring Kirk Douglas and Bella Darvi and directed by Henry Hathaway. It was released in the UK as "Such Men are Dangerous." Locations used included the Monaco Grand Prix and the Mille Miglia. I think it's wonderful, but then (as those who know what lives in my garage will realise) I'm disgracefully biased....

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 23:07

From memory, wasn't it a Mercedes 220S Convertible?

While I'm on: When discussing Hollywood's take on 1950s motor racing, don't forget "The Racers", starring Kirk Douglas and Bella Darvi and directed by Henry Hathaway. It was released in the UK as "Such Men are Dangerous." Locations used included the Monaco Grand Prix and the Mille Miglia. I think it's wonderful, but then (as those who know what lives in my garage will realise) I'm disgracefully biased....



The star of the film lives in your garage Simon, let us be honest!

We need a combination of the calibre of Kubrick and Clarke to make a good movie about racing. They made a good science fiction film between them, nay, a great film (2001: A Space Odyssey, for the uninitiated).

The problem as I see it is that the stuff that really goes into making racing great isn't all that interesting on film, is it?

With today's technology, something like Le Mans (only where the last part of the film, the chasing-down of the leader takes an hour or two, not a lap) could be great. Focus on the racing, without idiotic story-lines and melodramatic garbage.

No, I'm NOT volunteering to write it. Or maybe, anyway.

G'day Simon. When are you coming back to Oz?


And here's a still from North By Northwest - http://www.google.co...t...280&bih=588 which should identify the car. A Mercedes 220 Cabrio (or 'Carbio') according to the website from which I linked it.




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Edited by brucemoxon, 07 January 2011 - 23:13.


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Posted 08 January 2011 - 08:36

seriously drunk, he is hurtling down a winding road.


"...You didn't borrow Laura's Mercedes!..." Great film...I watch it whenever it's on! Here is a link to that segment:



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Posted 04 March 2018 - 11:39

Just spotted that Talking Pictures are showing The Rake's Progress this evening at 6.10 (repeated Wednesday Friday at 3.00pm). Rex Harrison and his then wife Lilli Palmer as the leads, in a film very loosely based on the premise of the Hogarth paintings. Good cameo performance by Guy Middleton as 'Fogroy'. It's by no means 'great art', more of a morality tale. Released in the same year as Blithe Spirit - two films which brought Harrison to the attention of Hollywood: the following year he starred in 20th Century Fox's Anna and the King of Siam opposite Irene Dunne.

 

An interesting film for motor racing fans though, in that part of the (anti-)hero's 'progress' involves him becoming a racing driver. Parts of the film very closely parallel real events in the racing world and some of the characters are obvious pastiches of real people in the sport. Some of the racing scenes were specially filmed (in wartime, on specially-closed public roads in Surrey, very close to chez DCN!), although most of them are patched together from pre-war newsreels - all of which I've identified. I wonder how many you can spot?  ;)

 

For those without access to TPTV, the film can also be found on YouTube.



#72 Paul Parker

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 16:12

Just spotted that Talking Pictures are showing The Rake's Progress this evening at 6.10 (repeated Wednesday at 3.00pm). Rex Harrison and his then wife Lilli Palmer as the leads, in a film very loosely based on the premise of the Hogarth paintings. Good cameo performance by Guy Middleton as 'Fogroy'. It's by no means 'great art', more of a morality tale. Released in the same year as Blithe Spirit - two films which brought Harrison to the attention of Hollywood: the following year he starred in 20th Century Fox's Anna and the King of Siam opposite Irene Dunne.

 

An interesting film for motor racing fans though, in that part of the (anti-)hero's 'progress' involves him becoming a racing driver. Parts of the film very closely parallel real events in the racing world and some of the characters are obvious pastiches of real people in the sport. Some of the racing scenes were specially filmed (in wartime, on specially-closed public roads in Surrey, very close to chez DCN!), although most of them are patched together from pre-war newsreels - all of which I've identified. I wonder how many you can spot?  ;)

 

For those without access to TPTV, the film can also be found on YouTube.

 

Amazing what some of us don't know, thanks for the tip.



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Posted 04 March 2018 - 17:59

From memory, wasn't it a Mercedes 220S Convertible?

While I'm on: When discussing Hollywood's take on 1950s motor racing, don't forget "The Racers", starring Kirk Douglas and Bella Darvi and directed by Henry Hathaway. It was released in the UK as "Such Men are Dangerous." Locations used included the Monaco Grand Prix and the Mille Miglia. I think it's wonderful, but then (as those who know what lives in my garage will realise) I'm disgracefully biased....

 

I always knew Simon had a great eye for the movies.

 

The Racers should have gotten me credit towards an Actors' Guild card as an extra, but since my bit was filmed in Belgium, and I was a minor.... At any rate, my appearance is, to put it politely, fleeting and less than the blink of an eye at at best. Even I have trouble picking me out in the crowd scene!

 

With the exception of a few scant seconds in a training film showing me as one of a pair repelling from a UH-1, later on a McGuire Rig with two others, and then using a Stabo Rig for a (faked) tactical extraction at the SF Recondo School in Nha Trang, The Racers was my entire film career.



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Posted 04 March 2018 - 19:02

Just spotted that Talking Pictures are showing The Rake's Progress this evening at 6.10 (repeated Wednesday at 3.00pm). Rex Harrison and his then wife Lilli Palmer as the leads, in a film very loosely based on the premise of the Hogarth paintings. Good cameo performance by Guy Middleton as 'Fogroy'. It's by no means 'great art', more of a morality tale. Released in the same year as Blithe Spirit - two films which brought Harrison to the attention of Hollywood: the following year he starred in 20th Century Fox's Anna and the King of Siam opposite Irene Dunne.

 

An interesting film for motor racing fans though, in that part of the (anti-)hero's 'progress' involves him becoming a racing driver. Parts of the film very closely parallel real events in the racing world and some of the characters are obvious pastiches of real people in the sport. Some of the racing scenes were specially filmed (in wartime, on specially-closed public roads in Surrey, very close to chez DCN!), although most of them are patched together from pre-war newsreels - all of which I've identified. I wonder how many you can spot?  ;)

 

For those without access to TPTV, the film can also be found on YouTube.

 

Talking Pictures has some good stuff if you're into British 50s/60s noir. Motoring-wise, I think 'The Fast Lady' is in the upcoming schedule. It's the sort of channel where 'Checkpoint' or 'The Green Helmet' might pop up.



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Posted 05 March 2018 - 14:17

Funnily enough, Talking Pictures are airing the series The Human Jungle, starring Herbert Lom as a psychiatrist, and the other day I caught the last half of an episode featuring Richard Johnson as a Grand Prix driver, paralyzed by flashbacks to the war. There was probably some racing at the start, but all I saw was a bit of go-kart racing and the climactic F1 test session, in which Johnson drove a Brabham and had a dice with a Cooper, if I recall correctly. A quick bit of googling revealed that this was episode 8 of series 2, 'The Man Who Fell Apart'.

 

Talking Pictures have also shown the obscure Stock Car and the Dirk Bogarde drama Once A Jolly Swagman in the past few weeks, so they've got a few racing films in their catalogue, along with a lot of other good stuff - I seem to end up watching a couple of films a week on there, which is more than I watch on my Sky Movies package....

 

Incidentally the episode of It Takes A Thief is called 'The Steal Driving Man' and in addition to Mario Andretti, it features Dick Smothers as Wagner's driving coach - the whole episode is on youtube. Like the rest of the series, it's pretty good fun. Looks to me like Universal might have used the same mock-up cars they built for the TV movie The Challengers.



#76 RTH

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 08:35

Talking Pictures is a great channel - good films every day - with no telling people to buy houses or bake cakes.



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Posted 07 March 2018 - 10:08

Talking Pictures is a great channel - good films every day - with no telling people to buy houses or bake cakes.

 

Quite right Richard, there are lots of interesting things on TP. Thank you Vitesse2 for telling me about it many months ago.

 

Drifting OT, regarding the lack of adverts. We're watching a (9.00pm) series on ITV  and lost a recording due to a short power cut. We haven't sorted out the necessary kit to make comfortable use of the 'ITV Hub' so I checked for repeat showings and found one later in the week around midnight. The recording seemed fine but I noticed that the length was around 52 minutues, instead of the usual 65, and I feared that the end had been cut off. But all was fine. The 4 to 5 minute advert breaks had been trimmed to 1 minute. Apparently no commercial firms are happy to pay for ad slots in the early hours so ITV just insert a couple of short trailers then take you back to the action. Suits me. Hardly worth fast-forwarding! 



#78 Allan Lupton

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 12:54

       Apparently no commercial firms are happy to pay for ad slots in the early hours so ITV just insert a couple of short trailers then take you back to the action. Suits me. Hardly worth fast-forwarding! 

That'd also be why the "+1" channels stop at midnight, whether the programme that's being shown has finished or not.

Back to "Talking Pictures" I don't remember many of the old films they show, and watching some I can quite see why, as many were pretty awful.



#79 Doug Nye

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 21:45

A friend has just recommended that I should look out for a pioneering Hammer Films production entitled 'Mask of Dust'.  I am assured it is terrible "...but it featured several Altas driving around Goodwood. There is an awesome bar scene with a young Stirling and Geoffrey Taylor at the bar.....".  

 

It was marketed in the USA under the title 'A Race for Life', and was made in 1954, directed by one Terence Fisher. It starred Richard Conte - whom I remember - and Mari Aldon - of whom I have never heard.  

 

Sounds like a good tip - though I am not quite sure how to find a copy to view...

 

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 23:01

Reg Parnell, John Cooper, Alan Brown and Leslie Marr too, according to the cast list on IMDb. And even Roland Thaxter, according to one reviewer.

 

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Has apparently been available on DVD - in a 4-DVD compilation set called Hammer Film Noir Double Feature Collecter's Set 2. US [Region 1] only and available at a very silly price on Amazon.

 

Some musical excerpts on YouTube:

 



#81 RTH

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 07:00

It is truly terrible.



#82 Stephen W

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 09:23

It is truly terrible.

 

Certainly is however interesting footage of Goodwood.



#83 RTH

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 15:31

There you are Doug & everyone not great at new price of £21 but a used version  can  give you 90 mins of toe curling viewing for about a fiver  

 

https://www.amazon.c...20522825&sr=1-1  

 

 



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Posted 12 March 2018 - 17:15

I'll have a look for my copy of A Race for Life when I have a chance and report back on the cameos - I do recall however that it was a pretty dreadful film. 

 

Hammer also made a film called The Full Treatment, (aka Stop Me Before I Kill!) which concerned a racing driver with a somewhat unstable personality. His psychiatrist is played by Claude Dauphin, who also appeared in Grand Prix. There's a blink and you'll miss it scene of Ronald Lewis testing a Yeoman Credit Cooper T51, but sadly that's it for racing footage. 



#85 Rupertlt1

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 17:25

I am cross-posting this from elsewhere on the board:

 

http://forums.autosp...-3#entry8271677

 

A yarn from the late fifties involving Gino Munaron and a Ferrari.

 

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#86 Vitesse2

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 11:23

'Time Without Pity' - a somewhat melodramatic movie which has just finished on Talking Pictures - includes footage of a 'Stanford' sports car (actually a left-hand-drive Gullwing Merc) being 'tested' at Crystal Palace. Some shot on the circuit itself, some above the steps which led down to Terrace Straight. Filmed in about 1956 or 1957, so includes some of the parts demolished and/or altered when the athletics stadium was built.

 

TP TV is also going to be running a season of British Transport Films productions in late April/early May.



#87 Arjan de Roos

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 13:04

Italian comic duo Franco and Ciccio made many ridiculous movies. On is called "I Due Della Formula Uno" or "The two of F1". It has limited but original footage of Monza with F1 and F5000 of 1970. 

Of course many scenes with other cars. Yet two things they predicted right: radio control of F1 cars and mechanics would operate like surgeons. 

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=poVTHWr7XbY



#88 KBY191

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 22:34

On the Beach is a 1959 movie made in Australia and stars Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire, Gregory Peck and Anthony Perkins. This film depicts the aftermath of WW3 and impending arrival of a deadly nuclear cloud over Melbourne from a decimated northern hemisphere.

A Grand Prix of sorts is part of the plot with various Mercedes, Porsche, Healeys, Corvette and an unlikely MG TD featured. Most of the footage appears to be from America (Riverside), however some was taken at the Phillip Island circuit.

https://www.youtube....h?v=X2KkbHxo6po


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#89 Tim Murray

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 04:33

‘On The Beach’ gets a mention in several earlier threads. These two probably contain the most relevant info:

’On the Beach’

Track featured in ‘On The Beach’

Both threads include this link:

http://delarue.net/beach.htm

which contains some fascinating info about the film and its filming in Australia, including details of the racing drivers involved in the filming.

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 07:12

'Time Without Pity' - a somewhat melodramatic movie which has just finished on Talking Pictures - includes footage of a 'Stanford' sports car (actually a left-hand-drive Gullwing Merc) being 'tested' at Crystal Palace. Some shot on the circuit itself, some above the steps which led down to Terrace Straight. Filmed in about 1956 or 1957, so includes some of the parts demolished and/or altered when the athletics stadium was built.

 

TP TV is also going to be running a season of British Transport Films productions in late April/early May.

Time Without Pity is being repeated at 8am Monday morning (15th April) on Talking Pictures TV for those who missed it and are interested (like me).