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2012 Le Mans 24 Hours promo video

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    Keith Collantine
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    Some glorious retro and modern footage from the Le Mans 24 Hours in the official promotional video for this year’s race:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V400B2ftU9E

    #192809
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    Had already seen it. It is quite briliant. I love the retro footage.

    #192810
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    Victor_RO
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    At 0:30, do I spot one Jacques Bernard Ickx walking across the track while everyone else ran?

    #192811
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    Prisoner Monkeys
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    Probably. In 1969, he walked across the circuit and took his time doing up his belts, because he did not like the system of running across the track and jumping into the car. He was the last car to leave the start (but went on to win). At the time, drivers saved time by leaving their safety harnesses undone until they got to the Mulsanne, and Ickx’s fears were sadly not misplaced – John Woolfe was killed when he crashed his Porsche 917 at Maison Blanche because he had not done up his belts. From 1970, drivers were allowed to start on the grid with their belts buckled.

    #192812
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    Victor_RO
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    Of course, I was just surprised that they actually had the clip somewhere in the archives. :)

    #192813
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    At 1:35 they interestingly look like they’re using footage of the famous Mercedes CLR crash, without actually showing the main bit.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ow3rxq7U1mA

    #192814
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    JPedroCQF1
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    Well spotted, @matt90 .

    #192815
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    Keith Collantine
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    Some keen-eyed work by @Victor_RO and @matt90 here, well done guys!

    #192816
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    Aly
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    Awesome video, love the vintage cars.

    The 2012 Truth in 24 II video is out now, and they have it for free download on iTunes http://bit.ly/KhxYuw. Check it out– it’s so good!

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