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140 MPH Thru The Streets of Paris

 
 
Chumly
 
Reply Sat 1 Apr, 2006 05:25 pm
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 8 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.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2851488008488190547&q=lelouch%3E

The number of red lights is astounding, so is the speed, and the transision from dark to light, non of which seem to slow the guy down much!
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 1 Apr, 2006 05:37 pm
Oh, man....
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 1 Apr, 2006 05:38 pm
He did Man and a Woman, I thought so and double checked it..


so much for that link, back in a minute.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Man_and_a_Woman

I think Tringinant (sp?) played a race driver in that, but don't see mention of it.
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Slappy Doo Hoo
 
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Reply Sat 1 Apr, 2006 05:43 pm
Nice. That car sounds amazing!

There's a guy called "Ghost Rider," an ex-pro motorcycle racer who tapes himself runnign from the cops and riding around like an idiot. Here's a video of him chasing around a BMW.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-781163969053975339
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Chumly
 
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Reply Sat 1 Apr, 2006 05:53 pm
Hey Slap,

Taxi, a French movie, has an intro with a pizza delivery guy on a scooter zooming insanely through traffic, sparks flying all the way. A must see with a surprise ending.

http://scootrs.com/images/downloads/taxi_video.wmv
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Anon-Voter
 
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Reply Sat 1 Apr, 2006 07:22 pm
That was quite a ride! WOW!!

Anon
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NickFun
 
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Reply Sat 1 Apr, 2006 07:38 pm
I make it a firm policy to NEVER exceed 90mph in a residential zone.
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Slappy Doo Hoo
 
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Reply Sat 1 Apr, 2006 08:07 pm
Pu$$y.
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