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Mike Hawthorn Le Mans 1956 Jaguar D-type
« on: December 15, 2014, 12:30:29 PM »

  A friend has just sent me this:

  https://vimeo.com/59410466#at=3D0

  I think this must have been the pre-event testing weekend. The car is apparently a hack - a works car for 1956 would have had a full-width cockpit and screen and a tail fin. And look at the size of that film and recording equipment! Wonderful stuff all the same.

  Sorry, mods, meant to put this in Chit-chat.
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Re: Mike Hawthorn Le Mans 1956 Jaguar D-type
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2014, 01:29:31 PM »

Darn Cyclists >>:-( >>:-( >>:-(


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Re: Mike Hawthorn Le Mans 1956 Jaguar D-type
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2014, 02:27:25 PM »

what a great piece of classic film.

I have a Mercedes 1/25th die cast model from the same era (modern repro) this one however carries the number of one of the UK's greatest racing drivers- sir Stirling Moss.....

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Re: Mike Hawthorn Le Mans 1956 Jaguar D-type
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2014, 02:45:29 PM »

Abfab, in 1969 I took my 1959 Mk3 Standard Vanguard Vignale estate down the Mulsanne strait at well over 70, helped a lot by the road surface which was a smooth as a billiard table, and in complete contrast to the normal surface at that time.

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Re: Mike Hawthorn Le Mans 1956 Jaguar D-type
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2014, 03:41:37 PM »

those were the days  fantastic video..what a car...what a driver....tony
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Re: Mike Hawthorn Le Mans 1956 Jaguar D-type
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2014, 04:20:29 PM »

Moss liked the number 7 but in this case the number on the Mille Miglia Mercedes indicates the start time , 7.22 am.  The cars departed at intervals for the 1000 mile classic. Moss and navigator Jenkinson tried to average 100mph on the great road race, just missed by a whisker.  Model is 1:18 scale metal kit by Revell.
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