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      05-08-2009, 11:52 AM   #1
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Driving Thru Paris At 140 MPH !!!!!

An Oldie but Goodie ...Hope it's not a repost. We all agree that this is insane, but we still watch this. So turn on your sound and enjoy ...

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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 early in the morning . 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. If you haven't seen this before it is a classic, if you have seen it I apologize, but it's still a classic.

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      05-08-2009, 12:01 PM   #2
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gReat video
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      05-08-2009, 12:01 PM   #3
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      05-08-2009, 12:05 PM   #4
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cool video! too bad that kind of stunt would never work today... (unless you are ghostrider)
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      05-08-2009, 12:08 PM   #5
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I Can't Believe You've Done This.
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      05-08-2009, 12:08 PM   #6
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This is a grEat vid. Paris looks damn good when its blurry and getting schooled by someone that knows how to drive.
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      05-08-2009, 12:31 PM   #7
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That video is amazing...

I have the itch now...

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      05-08-2009, 12:47 PM   #8
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      05-08-2009, 01:25 PM   #9
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      05-08-2009, 02:02 PM   #10
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There's a good article somewhere on the full story behind that movie, but I can't find it.
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      05-08-2009, 02:19 PM   #11
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nice!
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      05-08-2009, 02:51 PM   #12
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WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hear the sound of proper gear shifting! Damn it sounds like F1 AT in ferrari!
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      05-08-2009, 03:12 PM   #13
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I'd never seen it so thanks for posting.
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fastforward 30 years.


22 seconds into the video swat team drops down from the helicopter, spike strips and cars from every police precinct come from around every corner.

And on the background news station commentator goes: "OMG! I have never seen anything like this before! Look at this deranged man running red lights and endangering lives of unsuspecting motorists. You are watching an exclusive KLATV footage"
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      05-08-2009, 03:23 PM   #15
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It is just such a cool short movie. It shows off a lot of Paris than at the end shows what all the hurry was about, hot chick!
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The backstory: Claude LeLouch directed the film back in 1976, "C'etait un rendez-vous'.

The actual car used wasn't a Ferrari--it was the director's own Mercedes 450SEL 6.9, or so he says recently--the Ferrari engine sounds were dubbed in later. Supposedly, if you pay close attention, the shift points occasionally don't match. Frankly, my dear, I don't give a d@mn'. It's a great little film.
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      05-08-2009, 04:10 PM   #17
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The backstory: Claude LeLouch directed the film back in 1976, "C'etait un rendez-vous'.

The actual car used wasn't a Ferrari--it was the director's own Mercedes 450SEL 6.9, or so he says recently--the Ferrari engine sounds were dubbed in later. Supposedly, if you pay close attention, the shift points occasionally don't match. Frankly, my dear, I don't give a d@mn'. It's a great little film.
Agreed, It was a Mercedes and they weren't driving that fast. Excellent film regardless.
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      05-08-2009, 06:54 PM   #18
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Agreed, It was a Mercedes and they weren't driving that fast. Excellent film regardless.
It was fast for 1978 though. Correct me if im wrong, but supercars did 0-60 in around 6 seconds back then i believe.
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      05-08-2009, 07:14 PM   #19
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Something doesn't seem right. The "Ferrari" sounds like its maxing out on a couple stretches, but he is only passing cars at moderate speed?
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Something doesn't seem right. The "Ferrari" sounds like its maxing out on a couple stretches, but he is only passing cars at moderate speed?
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      05-08-2009, 08:04 PM   #21
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Old school technology at its finest.
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      05-08-2009, 08:08 PM   #22
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damn... thats crazy!... sick vid
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