[quote=oink]I watched the Le Mans dvd the other day for the 1st time.
This is the other, "Plot is almost non-existent, but who cares?!", for car guys.
I love racing, but I would think twice about cutting loose in one of those old Porsches...they were scary
Read A French Kiss with Death about the making of LeMans. The book is almost better than the movie giving an insight into Hollywood at the time, Steve McQueen's obsession getting the film made and the endurance racing drivers of the day. Derek Bell had quite the ride when the articulating arm that mounted the camera changed the center of gravity on the 917 he was driving. The added weight at the far rear caused the front of the car to lift at 200 mph+ and the car went airborne.
I had the opportunity to meet Richard (Dicky) Attwood who won the real LeMans race in 1970. I was working for David Hobbs who drove the #22 Gulf Porsche 917 that wins the race in the film. Unfortunately David wasn't so lucky in the real race. His co-driver, motorcycle racing legend Mike Hailwood crashed the car early on in the race.