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O/T but amazing video that you must all see....

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by t-town-track-t, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. t-town-track-t
    Joined: Jan 11, 2006
    Posts: 884

    from Tulsa

    OK, so I am sure that many of you have seen the following video. But its incredible still. I never grow sick of watching it. There is something about the sound of a Ferrari V-12 that is simply awe inspiring.

    For those of you who have not ever experienced this clip. Here is the link and a short bio on the film:

    [SIZE=-1] On an August morning in 1978, French filmmaker Claude Lelouch mounted a gyro-stabilized camera to the bumper of a Ferrari 275 GTB and had a friend, a professional Formula 1 racer, drive at breakneck speed through the heart of Paris. The film was limited for technical reasons to 10 minutes; the course was from Porte Dauphine, through the Louvre, to the Basilica of Sacre Coeur.

    No streets were closed, for Lelouch was unable to obtain a permit.

    The driver completed the course in about 9 minutes, reaching nearly 140 MPH in some stretches. The footage reveals him running real red lights, nearly hitting real pedestrians, and driving the wrong way up real one-way streets.

    Upon showing the film in public for the first time, Lelouch was arrested. He has never revealed the identity of the driver, and the film went underground until a DVD release a few years ago. [/SIZE]
  2. skajaquada
    Joined: Sep 14, 2004
    Posts: 1,642

    from SLC Utard

    that was intense...i think i need a cigarette after that!
  3. Thorkle Rod
    Joined: May 24, 2006
    Posts: 1,392

    Thorkle Rod

    Man that was awsome it sucked me into the car I felt I was driving that was great
  4. Sawracer
    Joined: Jul 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,315

    from socal

    I stood on those steps at the end of the clip about six months ago, Paris is more like LA these days. The roads are NEVER that clear anymore. Bitchin vid. though.

  5. SquashThatFly
    Joined: Nov 24, 2005
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  6. hellboundfive-O
    Joined: Dec 5, 2005
    Posts: 47

    from AZ

    My brain can't react that fast, I cant imagine having to make all of the decisions needed not to front end a tree at 150 MPH. Impressive.
  7. TriFiveChevyJohn
    Joined: Apr 18, 2005
    Posts: 212

    from TEXAS!

    That was fuckin' awesome!:eek:
  8. ab supply
    Joined: Jun 3, 2005
    Posts: 54

    ab supply
    from fremont

    what a rush..crank it up!!
  9. old kid
    Joined: Mar 21, 2005
    Posts: 826

    old kid
    Member Emeritus
    from middle ga

  10. that was freakin fun..
  11. The best car movie. EVER! Stu
  12. savoy_man
    Joined: Jun 21, 2006
    Posts: 62


    I LOVED it. That was great! I can't imagine the risks that they took to film that. Can you imagine the damage they would have done had they hit something? Thanks for the post!
  13. I have that on DVD at home, I NEVER get tired of watching it, or of turning the sound waaayyyyy up. Has to be the best driving tour of Paris you'll ever get.....
  14. Scotch
    Joined: May 4, 2001
    Posts: 1,489


    Word is they made several attempts that were unsuccessful, requiring the car to come to a complete stop. When they finally were able to make the entire run without stopping, the film was done.

    I saw this years ago and never get tired of it. If only it were in HD and in surround sound...

  15. Pops
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 486

    Member Emeritus
    from Tulsa

    That was too cool. I really wish we knew who drove. I'll save that and look at it again, and again.

  16. metalshapes
    Joined: Nov 18, 2002
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    Tech Editor

  17. metalshapes
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    Tech Editor

  18. meteor
    Joined: Mar 17, 2006
    Posts: 443


    where can I get this on DVD? totally sucks you in, I love it.
  19. Slonaker
    Joined: Jul 21, 2005
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  20. Devin
    Joined: Dec 28, 2004
    Posts: 2,351

    from Napa, CA

    holy fuck!!!
    That is hands down the best ccar video I've ever seen. Really insane considering he was doing this on cobblestones and just about every intersection he hit had a red light (not that he stopped!).
    Thanks for sharing.
  21. Barz51
    Joined: Apr 12, 2004
    Posts: 716


    ME TOO!! Where can you get this?
  22. 40StudeDude
    Joined: Sep 19, 2002
    Posts: 9,467


    After seeing some of the cars with their right turn signals on and then moving to the right of the street, and the fact that in all of those red lites that he ran not one car came barreling thru the intersection, and the fact that the trip was at dusk (or very early morning) so no one could quite see what kind of car was coming at them, it is my contention that there had to be some sort of lights, like the flashing lites of a police car atop the Ferrari to warn those on the street of a fast moving car coming toward them...even the trash truk didn't move as the Ferrari went around it again and see what I mean.
  23. Johnny1290
    Joined: Apr 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,834


    Yeah I just watched the video again and I'm positive he had at *least* lights on the car, and I'm gonna say maybe even a siren as well. I couldn't tell from these online copies, but supposedly you can see the flashing light reflected in some windows or busstops. That also explains why the lady he almost runs over didn't totally freak out when she saw him coming.

    If he had revealed this, it would have gotten him in trouble plus it would have ruined the charm of the video.

    The vid is better when you think its a v-12 ferrari than when you find out its a 6.9L Mercedes with police lights and siren and dubbed in, at least I think.

    That said, it's still cool as hell and I can't fault the guy for trying to stir up some mystery about his movie. That's what directors do, after all. They tell stories.
  24. If that's real, they're all hairy Aholes for endangering ...

  25. dirthawker1313
    Joined: Apr 18, 2005
    Posts: 647


    that was GREAT!!!!!!!
  26. Stoner
    Joined: Nov 3, 2001
    Posts: 495


    We covered this in the latest issue of GARAGE. You can order the DVD through their site...

  27. Chris Casny
    Joined: Mar 13, 2006
    Posts: 4,874

    Chris Casny

    Just go to Paris and rent a car, it will be more exiting than the Video.

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