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RE: Rendezvous - Car
On Thu, 4 Apr 1996, Duff, Ian wrote:
> The race film is "LeMans", an all time classic. There is one scene where he
> is in one of the John Wyer Gulf 917 Porsches (my all time favorite looking
> car) and comes around a corner several warp factors faster than some lowly
> non-917, and in trying to avoid it stuffs the 917 into the Armco. Painful
> slo-mo of the 917 shedding body parts...
Yup, that's the one. My dad told me that he was disqualified from the
race for too many pit stops. He didn't stop to service the car, though,
it was to reload the camera.
When my dad took european delivery of his '69 911s he was instructed to
close his eyes as he was lead through the factory to the back to pick up
his car. What he wasn't supposed to see was a row of 917 bodies. Cool.