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A Morning Drive In Paris

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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 150 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. Turn on your sound and enjoy..............





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Geeeee! Never seen it before. You cannot figure out how slippery those streets are, especially the paved streets greasy wet in early mornings. The driver was completely nut but a damn good driver for sure. Those were the years were racing was dangerous and sex was safe....


Claude Lelouch is a French film maker. He made a movie in 65 called "Un homme et une femme". This is an emotional kind of love story but all the movie is around 65 Mustangs racing at Monte Carlo Rally and on Monthlery racetrack, all filmed live. The movie received the palme d'or in Cannes in 66. A must see for Mustang fans. See this bit on the track :




and this one at Le Mans with Cobras and first GT40


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