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Tour of Le Mans In D Type Jaguar

davidd

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An interesting in car video of one lap in 1956. Mike Hawthorn raced the year before when the Mercedes crashed killing 83 people. The crash happened as Hawthorn was slowing to go into the pits. It is interesting to see that practice was conducted with the roads open to the public.


David
 

roy the mechanic

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Nice one david. A few years ago I got the chance to drive a "D", was going about 110 on a dual carriage way with a side wind, my thoughts went- if Moss and hawthorne went 180 in this peice of junk , they really were "good old boys"
 

davidd

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Roy,

Glad you liked it. What a great opportunity for you and I can just imagine how it felt!

David
 

roy the mechanic

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David, Bill Lomas, the Moto Guzzi rider, summed it up by saying " when I did 183 down the appian way on the v8, it felt like i was riding down a country lane". It belonged to a customer I was glad to give it back and get paid to mend it. If I never get to drive another it will be too soon!
 

ClassicBiker

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Another good one Davidd. I had to smile though when I saw the equipment and microphone. Today it would have been done with a Sony Handi and a little clip on mic or a couple of Go-Pro Hero cameras or similar.
Keep them coming.
Steven
 

vibrac

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Another good one Davidd. I had to smile though when I saw the equipment and microphone. Today it would have been done with a Sony Handi and a little clip on mic or a couple of Go-Pro Hero cameras or similar.
Keep them coming.
Steven

When you can smile at technology you know there has been progress-they smile at my 1925 Douglas-they dont smile at the alphabet twin...yet
 
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