I've just read the obituary for Lew Norris on the telegraphs website http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituar ... orris.html
now not sure how truthfull it is but it says CN7 "flew through the air for 300 yard then bounced 3 times" then goes on to claim that CN7's honeycomb sandwich is still used on F1 cars safety cells today all be it with more modern materials. Perhaps someone more certain of the facts could back this up but artistic licence aside it's still a darn good show for a car designed in the 50's to still have its structure used in F1today thats at the cutting edge of development.
I know we joke about lead cast in biscuit lids then sat on top of a bit of wardrobe door but has anyone been near a space shuttle perhaps its heat shields are held in place with bits of string
. Maybe Donald wasn't shooting a line It may very well be rocket science after all old boy.
:EDIT: If you do read the obituary take a look at this chaps as well Captain Charles Upham VC & Bar ashamed to say being a bit of a WW2 buff I don't think I've heard of him but good grief he puts Arnie, Sly and even Chuck Norris to shame.