Noel's Le Mans Dream

Noel's Le Mans Dream

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24lemons

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2,381 posts

145 months

Wednesday 7th July 2010
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I'd been searching on and off for this documentary for a while now as it was one of the first things that opened my eyes to Le Mans.

It seems someone on Youtube has uploaded both episodes (Clips are entitled Panoz lemans 1997 1-8)

http://www.youtube.com/user/PANOZMAN

Regardless of what you think of Edmonds it's still an interesting watch.

Enjoy,

Lemons


Edited by 24lemons on Wednesday 7th July 21:43

gt6

1,351 posts

145 months

Thursday 8th July 2010
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I remember seeing him there and enjoyed the programme, worth watching.

Gordy7

44 posts

160 months

Thursday 8th July 2010
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I remember being at Le Mans that year and through a beery haze listening to the Panoz rumbling through the night... lovely sound.

FredericRobinson

2,239 posts

192 months

Sunday 11th July 2010
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Interesting, but the first half was all about Noel's dream of driving at Le Mans, by the time the race comes around there's no explanation of why he's not in the car. Realised he wasn't up to it? Didn't have the right license?

italianjob1275

482 posts

106 months

Wednesday 7th October
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Randomly thought about this old documentary today and did a google search. Thankfully someone has uploaded it to YouTube

Was going to share it here but did a search first hence the thread revival smile

https://youtu.be/YdZSczZekYY

fatboy18

18,397 posts

171 months

Thursday 8th October
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I remember seeing that 1st time around, Coor he threw some money into that project, nearly broke him!

LawrieC

256 posts

64 months

Thursday 8th October
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And they told him to buy a Porsche, because they finish, so he bought a Panoz yikes

Interesting piece of history, and we did see Clarkson (who's in it at the start) near Dunlop around Midnight, probably a year or two before. Clarkson lost interest because there isn't a 5 star hotel nearby loser

chrisring

151 posts

105 months

Friday 9th October
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what exactly was Noel's involvement?
As said, the first half showed him wanting to drive, by the end he is feeling the car.
Did he have a financial involvement? The team name was 'David Price Racing' and could not see any mention of Noel in entries or on car.
Did it just become that his 'involvement' was being there?

//j17

3,578 posts

183 months

Friday 9th October
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I remember that going out on TV back in the day. Proably the first time I ever heard of Le Mans!

LawrieC

256 posts

64 months

Friday 9th October
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chrisring said:
what exactly was Noel's involvement?
As said, the first half showed him wanting to drive, by the end he is feeling the car.
Did he have a financial involvement? The team name was 'David Price Racing' and could not see any mention of Noel in entries or on car.
Did it just become that his 'involvement' was being there?
Edmonds seems to have funded most of it through his production company, and at the time, they were worth a fortune. It must have cost the equivalent of £1million. David Price was paid to run the car. There's a bit more detail in https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/people...

I think its the BBC film that says Edmonds was expecting to drive, but was not good enough

wsn03

1,532 posts

61 months

Wednesday 14th October
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Part way into it, respect to Noel, really enjoyable video

eps

5,270 posts

229 months

Wednesday 14th October
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First year I went to Le Mans smile

I dimly remember one of their cars doing test runs up and down the airstrip at 1am or so on Saturday morning... Such a great sound to arrive at Le Mans to!! We only had a couple of parking spaces in Parking Blanc or similar.


We 'only' did the weekend that year. Came back for longer the next year and every year after that! smile