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colour film of Rollie Free's bathing suit run?

b'knighted

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Speed Dreams: The fastest Place on Earth - BBC2 10pm Sunday 6th January

This is about "eccentric" amateur engineers going to Bonneville, but they did show colour film of Rollie Free's bathing suit run. Not something I've seen before unless this was a re-enactment for "the Fastest Indian".
May be available on iplayer
 

Len Matthews

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I agree John, it didn't look like a Lightning to me but at least the voice-over did mention him achieving 150 mph on his British built Vincent. Good programme in general, looking forward to Part Two.
 

Comet Rider

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It wasn't Rollie or his bike in the part of the clip with the bike moving.
The consensus on the Labdracing.com forum is that it might be Glen Freudenberger who was arround at the same time, and is still connected with the LSR scene.
 

Bill Thomas

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I saw it, But you can't believe anything on screen now, Just seen a bit on youtube, With a bloke trying to stop his dog spooking a herd of Deer, Which was true, Then an Elephant ! and a Dinosaur joined in !! This is in Richmond Park London, Brilliant. Cheers Bill.
 
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