Motorsport TV showing history of Le Mans starts 1st Jan

Motorsport TV showing history of Le Mans starts 1st Jan

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Printertosh

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472 posts

102 months

Sunday 31st December 2017
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Hi all

Motorsport TV (Motors TV) is showing the history of Le Mans from 1st January onwards.

The 1st 2 programmes details are below then it's on every night at 10pm until Monday 8th Jan.

22:00
THE GREAT HISTORY OF THE 24 HOURS OF LE MANS 1933-34
Alfa Romeo and its 8C 2300 remained the one to beat at the 1933 and 1934 24 Hours of Le Mans, but would they be able to hold off the charge of the impressive Rileys?

22:15
THE GREAT HISTORY OF THE 24 HOURS OF LE MANS 1946-51
As the Le Mans 24 Hours resumed after the Second World War, manufacturers including Ferrari, Aston Martin and Jaguar flocked to the French enduro to test their machinery against the best in the world.

Here's a link about it:
https://www.autosport.com/netw/news/133169/motorsp...

Enjoy smile

Edited by Printertosh on Sunday 31st December 15:17

gt6

1,082 posts

119 months

Tuesday 2nd January
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Last nights episodes were good, in black and white as you would expect but very interesting.

Tonight the focus is the 1955 race, an infamous race that had repercussions around the world.

DS240

2,573 posts

152 months

Tuesday 2nd January
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I’ve noted the programmes get longer as series goes on, which is good.

Watching the old footage is interesting but I can’t help feel the format for this series could have been constructed a little better.


Printertosh

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472 posts

102 months

Wednesday 3rd January
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The first 2 sounded as though they were translated from French, the 3rd sounded like Mr. Cholmondley-Warner (Harry Enfield Show).

I'm hoping they'll improve as the decades move forward. biggrin

The footage is good though. smile

fatboy18

15,464 posts

145 months

Monday 22nd January
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Fabulous series, Loved the 1955 episode and the 2000 one, Whole boy, how the track has changed over the years.
Found it interesting that at Mulsanne corner was a total lack of trees yet from the Dunlop Bridge through the Esses to Tet rouge was a forrest.

Nowadays its the other way round, with conifers all the way from Mulsanne to Indianapolis.
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99dndd

1,016 posts

23 months

Thursday 8th February
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I timed yesterday's episode at 4 minutes.

I had 2 sips of my tea in that time.

fatboy18

15,464 posts

145 months

Thursday 8th February
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99dndd said:
I timed yesterday's episode at 4 minutes.

I had 2 sips of my tea in that time.
?

gt6

1,082 posts

119 months

Thursday 8th February
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Yep i think they must have been short of 1963 coverage, ok Ferrari walk over but i have seen much longer footage of the Rover turbine running in 1963 than the entire coverage. Plenty of interesting stories that year and even saw a glimse of what looked like a morgan for almost a second.

Oh well lets hope friday's 1964 is longer

99dndd

1,016 posts

23 months

Thursday 22nd March
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I'll give this a bump as it's getting good now, we're into the 80's.

Group C era (1982) starts on Friday.

fatboy18

15,464 posts

145 months

Wednesday 28th March
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Watched 1982 last night, That was my first Le mans woohoo
Just amazing how many more trees there were around the esses and tete rouge.

gt6

1,082 posts

119 months

Wednesday 28th March
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Tonight is 1984 so fridays show will be intently watched for a complete idiot standing close to the start line looking slightly red and knackered, It was my first year and we stood there from about midday in the blazing sunshine in shorts and tee shirts with the obvious results.

delta0

1,072 posts

40 months

Wednesday 28th March
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I’m going to have to catch up on this. Looks like an interesting series.

eastlmark

1,591 posts

141 months

Thursday 29th March
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if the English voice over commentator says "Garsket" once more I am smashing up the tv.

Great otherwise! So much better with the proper Dunlop curve and the crest under the bridge.

eastlmark

1,591 posts

141 months

Wednesday 4th April
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after getting used to having 24 hours condensed into 20 minutes, tonight's was a bit of an endurance in itself. 90 mins!

99dndd

1,016 posts

23 months

Tuesday 17th April
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Enjoyed last night's episode from 1992. I haven't seen them all but that was the 1st one I'd seen with the Radio Le Mans commentary, which made it a lot more watchable.

Looked a decent race too, the wet weather throughout made things tricky.

gt6

1,082 posts

119 months

Tuesday 17th April
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I was actually there but got very confused at first with the mazda doing so well, until i looked it up, they were using a Jude V8 rather than a rotary engine. Remember it was a very wet year during the race. Programme lasted almost 2 hours compared to usual 30 mins. Have a feeling the french win might have had something to do with that.

eastlmark

1,591 posts

141 months

Saturday 21st April
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Just watched 94, wow the GT classes back then were incredible. Such a variety of cars, just imagine the sounds from a Bugatti to a Detomaso Pantera via a few Honda NSX's and NIssan 300's. Throw in a bunch of Venturi's an Alpine A610, F40's and a Viper.

old'uns

188 posts

67 months

Saturday 21st April
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and a Corvette....

watched a few of these and i'm sure the commentator at Circuit then is still doing the Classic commentary?

looking at the Pitstops and how many people are in the Pit Lane you can see why they restrict the numbers now, crazy.

gt6

1,082 posts

119 months

Saturday 21st April
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It all getting fresher in the memory now and with less than 2 months to the big event they are helping to build up the anticipation

E36GUY

5,726 posts

152 months

Monday 23rd April
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eastlmark said:
Just watched 94, wow the GT classes back then were incredible. Such a variety of cars, just imagine the sounds from a Bugatti to a Detomaso Pantera via a few Honda NSX's and NIssan 300's. Throw in a bunch of Venturi's an Alpine A610, F40's and a Viper.
Really enjoyed that episode. Noted Mr Spinner in the DeTomaso was the bloke that fked up BHS