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Grand Prix, Movie, 1966 IMDB

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Raul1983 FI

2007-01-26 17:53

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Grand Prix is now finally available in DVD quality

BeanBandit FI

2007-01-26 19:14

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That is good news, being racing cars and James Garner fan.

John S EN

2007-05-17 00:19

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Most of the GP cars in this film were made by (I think) Williams & Prichard using F2 chassis as a base. Excellent film though....

Alessandro58 CH

2010-05-02 16:00

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I 've got the DVD and added now pictures of better quality and also some new vehicles. We should think also about an other distribution of of stars for the cars: as JohnS correctly says above, the cars driven by the actors are fake F1 cars. So they shoud get a **** star rating and the real F1 cars only * star. An example:

Real F1 Ferrari:
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Fake F1 Ferrari:
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In a very short sceene, you can see on the left the real #17 F1 Ferrari during the Monaco GP, on right side the parc fermé of the film crew with all the fake F1 GP cars - among them the fake #17 Ferrari!
[Image: vlcsnap00021a.5168.jpg]




-- Last edit: 2010-05-02 16:09:28

Alessandro58 CH

2010-05-02 18:06

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Soon I will add the rest of the real F1 cars and all the fake F2 cars!

Gomselmash11

2010-12-30 03:29

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Sublime and impressive theme composed by Maurice Jarre (RIP) for this film, a lot excited.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXaq8CBWUz0

mgisbert ES

2011-05-15 23:46

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The fake F2 cars ? :Honda RA272, dans le film c'est rare et bizarre le F1, qui pilote James Garner (Pete Aron).C'est possible ? savoir quel type F1 sort dans le film ?.Ritchie Ginther pilot officiel Honda pendant les années 1965-1966 Crédité dans le film, pilote lui ?.The real HONDA F1.1964-1965:V12 1.5 Lit.Transversal-RA 271.
1966 : V12 3 Litres RA272.Et 1967 RA273/RA300-Pilot John Surtees.La Honda dont disposait John Surtees pour le GP Monaco 1967 ètait dotée d'une nouvelle boîte à 5 vitesses, plus légére.Malgré cela, la Honda pesait encore 760 Kg.Puissance 380Cv. à 9.200 tr/mn.V 12 Longitudinal.Any Xassís Motor Neumàtics PILOTS
1964 Honda RA271 HondaRA271V12 D
Ronnie Bucknum
1965 Honda RA272 HondaRA272EV12 G
Richie Ginther
Ronnie Bucknum
1966 Honda RA273 HondaRA273EV12 G
Richie Ginther
Ronnie Bucknum
1967 Honda RA273 HondaRA273EV12 F
Honda RA300 John Surtees
1968 Honda RA300 HondaRA273EV12  F
Honda RA301 HondaRA301EV12  John Surtees
Honda RA302 HondaRA302EV8 G Jo Schlesser
David Hobbs


-- Last edit: 2011-05-15 23:56:52

Davidson EN

2012-02-07 16:01

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Sorry to contradict 'mgisbert', but the car which Pete Aron (James Garner) drove in the film was not the Honda but was based on the new McLaren M2B
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McLaren_M2B Sadly, the new McLaren was unreliable (with the uncompetitive V8 Ford unit being replaced with a Serenissima unit), and most of the actual race scenes made use of other cars painted to represent the McLaren (white with a green stripe) including the Team Chamaco Collect BRM P261 of Bob Bondurant
The scene pictured in this link shows Aron (Garner) in an F3 car mocked-up to look like the McLaren. Link to "badgergp.com"

-- Last edit: 2012-02-07 16:04:09

macca EN

2012-03-15 12:03

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Actually the 'Yamura' in the pic on that link is a Lotus-Climax 33 from 1965 in disguise - MGM had 3 of them, one faked as a Ferrari which is only seen in the garage/street scene before the French GP, and an un-modified one which is glimpsed during in-car shots at Monza. Garner was the only actor who drove a 'real' F1, though MGM also had a real BRM P261 that was driven by Ginther, Rindt or Phil Hill doubling for Stoddard. Most of the staged shots were indeed filmed using the Lotus 20-based fakes.

durango95 US

2013-12-20 17:23

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Just watched this the other day.. WHAT A FANTASTIC MONUMENT TO FILM MAKING AND RACE CAR DRIVING (they even used a GT-40 as the cameraman's car with the legendary Phil Hill driving it!.. and 5 years later when Le Mans was made with Steve McQueen they again used a GT-40 as the camera car)

aolju ES

2016-03-06 11:09

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Where is the "Yamura"? It's not listed!

michail2003 UA

2017-05-11 10:01

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Alessandro58 wrote Fake F1 Ferrari:
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Can someone reupload it

mike962

2018-12-01 13:08

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someopne should recap it in HD as Blu_Ray is out

CHAS8330 US

2020-01-17 03:44

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THE "HONDA" IN THE MOVIE GRAN PRIX WAS A LOTUS-20 FROM JIM RUSSELL RACE DRIVER SCHOOL. HE ALSO BUILT OTHERS OF THE FAKE CARS. I OWNED THE CAR AND RACED IT IN THE U.S. IN SCCA FORMULA "C". IT STILL HAD THE F-1 BODY, FAKE WHEELS, ETC. THE LAST I HEARD OF THE CAR IT WAS SOMEWHERE IN PA.

Gamer DE

2020-01-17 08:10

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I don't get why people always think they need to scream this stuff instead of just normally saying it.

Baube QC

2020-01-17 08:22

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well.. race cars are very noisy... :D

I don't get why either.. good thing we're not a library... :whistle:

dsl SX

2020-07-29 22:24

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Apparently MGM used Ford GT40 chassis P/1027 as the camera car for location filming in Monaco; it may have been yellow.

Sunbar UK

2020-07-30 13:49

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[Image: gt40cameracargrandprix.jpg]
In glorious black and white, some references also mention Monza.

White with a blue centre stripe is possible from a sales listing, although the centre stripe on the roof looks quite narrow in the photo.

[Image: gt40cameracargrandprix2.jpg]
Probably painted white here.

Ford GT40 ..."P/1027 was born as a 1965 production racing coupé and – upon completion in “Belgian Yellow” – was immediately shipped to Brussels for display at the 1966 Brussels Motor Show.
It was then shipped back to Ford and repainted in white with a blue center strip when it was sold to the MGM Film Studio for use as one of the two film cars for John Frankenheimer’s film “Grand Prix” (the other film car was a Shelby Cobra), "

https://www.classicdriver.com/en/car/ford/gt-40/1965/558575

-- Last edit: 2020-07-30 13:58:48

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