* The Weekly Image Thread 20 07 04 #449 *

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EZGritz Senior Member • Posts: 2,410
Re: Celebrity Photo

Peter Brock told me the track was so poorly lit at night, and the headlights were so inadequate the drivers counted 1001, 1002... during the day from the beginning to the end of the Mulsanne Straight so they could repeat it at night. This is how they knew when to break ahead of the turn after dark.

Imagine doing 220+ at night, in the rain, in 1966 when you hit the brakes to slow down to 40MPH for a turn. Those guys were brave. Ken Miles commanded a tank from Normany to Berlin at the end of the Second World War. Having survived that I doubt anything scared him.

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