Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
10/12/22 12:31 p.m.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/V8VP6Ly9I3k

Prefer your race car movies to be free of any of those pesky things like plot, storyline or character arcs?

Lucky for you, an edited version of Le Mans exists that’s just the racing bits–cutting the film down from about 106 minutes to a little over 43 minutes.

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AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter)
AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
10/12/22 12:52 p.m.

Oh heck yeah!  I need to watch this on TV with the sound cranked up!  

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/12/22 1:39 p.m.

Now do the original Gone in 60 Seconds with just the car chase.

Oh, wait....

j_tso
j_tso HalfDork
10/12/22 2:21 p.m.

Just the racing bits, everything else is just waiting.

Purple Frog (Forum Supporter)
Purple Frog (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
10/12/22 2:39 p.m.

Watched LeMans last night on a cable channel with no ads.  I forgot how realistic much of the car footage was.  It makes many more recent attempts at racing movies pale in comparison.   It also shows just how utterly insane that race was in the early 70's in terms of average lap speed, safety protocols, etc.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/12/22 2:49 p.m.

In reply to Purple Frog (Forum Supporter) :

Totally insane.

I had the 917 AFX car as a kid and pictured it as a closed race car. Totally safe and protected, right?

Then I saw one in the flesh–and saw the bare frame and where it places the driver's legs. Yikes. And no thanks. 

earlybroncoguy1
earlybroncoguy1 Reader
10/12/22 5:55 p.m.

Man oh man, if I ever get my hands on a time machine, Le Mans during the late 60's is going to be one of my first stops.

solfly
solfly Dork
10/12/22 7:16 p.m.

Somebody do this with Bullitt. Every second of that movie not in a car sucks. Don't @ me.

wadej
wadej
10/12/22 8:06 p.m.

That is just brilliant! And not so very far from our amateur club racing today. How things have changed.

John W

solfly
solfly Dork
10/12/22 8:19 p.m.

Test.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/13/22 4:49 p.m.
solfly said:

Somebody do this with Bullitt. Every second of that movie not in a car sucks. Don't @ me.

 

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