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StealthV
10-04-06, 10:53 PM
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2851488008488190547&sourceid=docid feed&hl=en (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2851488008488190547&sourceid=docidfeed&hl=en)

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 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 until a DVD release a few years ago.

gary88
10-04-06, 11:07 PM
I saw this video about a year ago, damn that thing sounds beautiful. And wow that guy is lucky he didn't kill himself or someone else.

Florian
10-04-06, 11:11 PM
thats friggin CRAZY!....worse than Michigan drivers....



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CadillacGurl
10-04-06, 11:28 PM
Holy crap that is awesome! The Ferrari sounds incredibly badass... no wonder people say the french are crazy:p

ChicagoCTS32
10-04-06, 11:46 PM
testicles of titanium... wow

CIWS
10-05-06, 07:13 AM
Holy crap that is awesome! The Ferrari sounds incredibly badass... no wonder people say the french are crazy:p


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Thanks for posting Rick !! (points coming when I get some more to post)

dp102288
10-05-06, 09:04 AM
I am proud of the director. He wanted to do it, and even though he wasn't allowed, he said f-em and did it anyways. Then after they got him, he didn't tell the driver's name. I am glad to watch that.

Thanks for the post.

CadillacSTS42005
10-05-06, 05:53 PM
French bastards!
great film kids do not try this at home!

CADI-V
10-05-06, 06:26 PM
That was too nuts for my blood !!!!

dp102288
10-06-06, 09:11 AM
I was getting scared st some points! That was better for me than any movie at the theater, and this was free!