Hawthorne around Le mans

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#1 Hawthorne around Le mans

Post by mystery type » Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:48 pm

Not sure if we have had this before, but well worth another look to remind us how dangerous this was :wow:

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#2 Re: Hawthorne around Le mans

Post by abowie » Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:00 pm

One of my all time favourites, and immortalises Desmond Titterington.
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#3 Re: Hawthorne around Le mans

Post by Gfhug » Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:42 am

I rather liked the knotted handkerchief on the mechanic's head. Sartorial elegance at it's best. Though better than a baseball cap on backwards.

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#4 Re: Hawthorne around Le mans

Post by Herzeg » Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:44 pm

Incredible that they are driving a Le Mans car around the track whilst cyclist and cars and trucks are playing around. Can you imagine a single racing driver doing that today?

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#5 Re: Hawthorne around Le mans

Post by chrisfell » Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:15 am

Herzeg wrote:Incredible that they are driving a Le Mans car around the track whilst cyclist and cars and trucks are playing around. Can you imagine a single racing driver doing that today?

John
No need to imagine, this happened last year. One of the petrol stations in this clip was in Salisbury. It caused a stir at the time.

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#6 Re: Hawthorne around Le mans

Post by cactusman » Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:23 am

Think that's bad...try the mille millia :banghead:

https://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=ieQ6NwNJY38

They used barbed wire for a safety fence!!!!....some lovely commentary from, I think, Raymond Baxter, at one point.
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#7 Re: Hawthorne around Le mans

Post by christopher storey » Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:50 am

The bit where you see Duncan Pittaway swinging the "beast" was in fact the first time it had run for 100 years ! It is an amazing feat to have brought this back to life

On the original subject, this copy of the Hawthorn film seems to me to be of much better quality than the earlier ones I have seen. I love the bit where the fellow on the bike who is about to ride across the road, thinks better of it

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#8 Re: Hawthorne around Le mans

Post by cactusman » Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:17 pm

I love the Fiat...amazing!! :bigrin: :bigrin: :bigrin: Wonder how many MPG he managed with his 28 litre monster?
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#9 Re: Hawthorne around Le mans

Post by christopher storey » Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:21 pm

cactusman wrote:I love the Fiat...amazing!! :bigrin: :bigrin: :bigrin: Wonder how many MPG he managed with his 28 litre monster?
I think you may have got that the wrong way round . It's gallons per mile :bigrin: :bigrin:

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#10 Re: Hawthorne around Le mans

Post by cactusman » Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:13 pm

I was being optimistic :bigrin: :bigrin: Be handy to have an account with BP though. Twas a brilliant video..love to see the beast for real some day.
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#11 Re: Hawthorne around Le mans

Post by chrisfell » Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:51 am

cactusman wrote:I was being optimistic :bigrin: :bigrin: Be handy to have an account with BP though. Twas a brilliant video..love to see the beast for real some day.
It is an awesome beast. It is huge. It thunders. It incinerates hats and small children. It's the kind of device that creates its own weather patterns. Aliens out in space will detect it bending gravity and use its signature to determine there is intelligent life on earth.

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Post by Jeff Farmer » Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:27 pm

This is so awesome! They look like bullets running backwards, fired to venture! Very Very Very cool! My dad's gonna love when he sees this.

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