[xk] Re: More French Madness . . . (no Jaguar content)

I sent the “Rendezvous” clip to a professional racer/antique race car
restorer friend, and of course, he had seen it 25 years ago. The film
has a cult following akin to “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” and he
provided another web site with physical analysis of the actual speeds
attained (along with other links to the speeds attained in “The French
Connection,” “The Blues Brothers,” “Le Mans,” and others). Regardless
of the actual speeds in “Rendezvous,” an amazing (albeit ethically
questionable) film.

http://hypertextbook.com/facts/2005/Rendezvous.shtml

John Wheeler
1950 XK 120 OTS #670565

John:
“Questionable”? I suppose when you consider the risk of killing an
innocent pedestrian against the opportunity to kill a guilty pigeon, the
morality of the drive could be considered questionable.
BB----- Original Message -----
From: “John Wheeler” jwheeler@abblaw.com
To: xk@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2006 7:48 AM
Subject: [xk] Re: More French Madness . . . (no Jaguar content)

I sent the “Rendezvous” clip to a professional racer/antique race car
restorer friend, and of course, he had seen it 25 years ago. The film
has a cult following akin to “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” and he
provided another web site with physical analysis of the actual speeds
attained (along with other links to the speeds attained in “The French
Connection,” “The Blues Brothers,” “Le Mans,” and others). Regardless
of the actual speeds in “Rendezvous,” an amazing (albeit ethically
questionable) film.

http://hypertextbook.com/facts/2005/Rendezvous.shtml

John Wheeler
1950 XK 120 OTS #670565

One of my favorite films but I agree with John. The camera is mounted very
low to create the impression of speed. Also other cars being overtaken
aren’t moving much slower. They may have been breaking the speed limit but
not by that much. The red lights? Maybe, but that too could have been
altered. I wouldn’t risk a 275 GTB in Paris traffic at any hour, any year.
Don’t believe everything you see in the movies.

Bill Borden
670168

“I sent the “Rendezvous” clip to a professional racer/antique race car
restorer friend, and of course, he had seen it 25 years ago. The film
has a cult following akin to “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” and he
provided another web site with physical analysis of the actual speeds
attained (along with other links to the speeds attained in “The French
Connection,” “The Blues Brothers,” “Le Mans,” and others). Regardless
of the actual speeds in “Rendezvous,” an amazing (albeit ethically
questionable) film.”

http://hypertextbook.com/facts/2005/Rendezvous.shtml

John Wheeler
1950 XK 120 OTS #670565Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 08:48:49 -0700
From: John Wheeler jwheeler@abblaw.com
Subject: [xk] Re: More French Madness . . . (no Jaguar content)

Bill Borden wrote:

Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 08:48:49 -0700
From: John Wheeler jwheeler@abblaw.com
Subject: [xk] Re: More French Madness . . . (no Jaguar content)

One of my favorite films but I agree with John. The camera is mounted
very low to create the impression of speed. Also other cars being
overtaken aren’t moving much slower.

I think Autoweek or the speed channel exposed the film a few years
ago…a Mercedes was actually used for the bumper mount and the sound
effects were added… john shuck

A Mercedes…I feel like I just learned that Santa Claus isn’t real.

Jim Reminga-----Original Message-----
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john shuck
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2006 9:30 PM
To: xk@jag-lovers.org
Subject: Re: [xk] Re: More French Madness . . . (no Jaguar content)

Bill Borden wrote:

Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 08:48:49 -0700
From: John Wheeler jwheeler@abblaw.com
Subject: [xk] Re: More French Madness . . . (no Jaguar content)

One of my favorite films but I agree with John. The camera is mounted
very low to create the impression of speed. Also other cars being
overtaken aren’t moving much slower.

I think Autoweek or the speed channel exposed the film a few years
ago…a Mercedes was actually used for the bumper mount and the sound
effects were added… john shuck

Jim that is a surprise, about Santa Klaus, that is.
I still can’t figure the how they got the broken white center lines to
go by so fast to really create the illusion.
Jim do take heart, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy are alive and
well!!
Maddest Ludwig

In reply to a message from Fhc12001@aol.com sent Thu 23 Mar 2006:

There is at least one more imfamous video of high speed
around Paris. I remember seeing a video from a motorbike
going around the Peripherique at some unbelievable speeds.
Apparently someone else was killed trying to out do it.–
Ken XK150 FHC S824252, see her on xkdata
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I have a copy of that under the filename
Pascals_ride_on_la_peripherique.mpg. It is 58 meg. A quick web search
found it , and others, available for download at
http://he.fi/bike-video/

Gene McGough----- Original Message -----
From: “Ken Green” ken.green@kgcc.co.uk

In reply to a message from Fhc12001@aol.com sent Thu 23 Mar 2006:

There is at least one more imfamous video of high speed
around Paris. I remember seeing a video from a motorbike
going around the Peripherique at some unbelievable speeds.
Apparently someone else was killed trying to out do it.


Ken XK150 FHC S824252, see her on xkdata

Wow, Gene, great video clips! I am guessing that when the bike rider flew
past the cars, it would startle the car drivers. Those bike riders are dare
devils. Thanks for sharing the clips.-----Original Message-----
From: owner-xk@jag-lovers.org [mailto:owner-xk@jag-lovers.org] On Behalf Of
EUGENE MCGOUGH
Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2006 9:48 AM
To: xk@jag-lovers.org
Subject: Re: [xk] Re: More French Madness . . . (no Jaguar content)

I have a copy of that under the filename
Pascals_ride_on_la_peripherique.mpg. It is 58 meg. A quick web search
found it , and others, available for download at http://he.fi/bike-video/

Gene McGough

----- Original Message -----
From: “Ken Green” ken.green@kgcc.co.uk

In reply to a message from Fhc12001@aol.com sent Thu 23 Mar 2006:

There is at least one more imfamous video of high speed
around Paris. I remember seeing a video from a motorbike
going around the Peripherique at some unbelievable speeds.
Apparently someone else was killed trying to out do it.


Ken XK150 FHC S824252, see her on xkdata