Mentallica wrote:Anthony Hopkins was the perfect man for the job there and you can see where he got the skills to play Burt Munro in "the worlds fastest indian"
Was Donald really such a player? and how was this film viewd by those who knew him?
Was the E-type Jag with the private numberplate a real thing (and does it still exist?)
How was the film recieved by the public and critics, at the time?
Assume the replica on display at Holker Hall is the machine form the ATL film and Blue Peter appearance? (and was also at the flower show last year?) I had my photo taken next to it when visiting HH many years ago.
Is that the only full(ish) size replica?
Hi Fred here,
My suggestion would be to read Tonia's book, 'My Speed King', It might not be always quite factual time wise, but it gives 'meat to the sandwich', a sort of insight to the couple themselves. The HH mock-up is as used in ATL, but the buck or mould which was used to produce it, is at Filching Manor. In fact, as far as the cockpit sides are concerned it's more accurate. I know, I reshaped it myself as shown in my book 'Rainbow'. I can still get people into the museum, if anyone is interested, and Sir Malcolm's K3 is still there as is the R37 engine.
Last I heard, the Jag DC7 is privately owned and is used on the road occasionally.
Regards, to all, Fred
"I'm just that bloke, who want go away!"