Tuesday, 18 November 2008
18th November 1979
image courtesy of Body Technology Interfaces
Sam at RAC Rally
Got up at 1.00 pm (1.00pm tsk!)
Knitted all afternoon and all night (a slight exaggeration me thinks??)
Judith came round (who??)
Sam phoned at 8.30 on his way to the pub
Found this You Tube clip of the Rally. Sam attended the opening in Chester on the Sunday, the footage is of the final stages on the Wednesday.
2 things struck me when watching it. One was the cars... Vauxhall Chevets (we had one of those but it certainly didn't drive like a rally car.. so heavy and clunky), Datsuns and Ford Escorts.
The other thing was at the end Murray Walker said that in the 3 days they had to contend with ice, snow, wind & rain ... a harsher November than we are having just now (hopefully I haven't spoken too soon!!!!)
'Juggernaut' was Britain's entry into the blockbuster disaster type movies that were so popular in the 70s... Towering Inferno, Poseidon Adventure, Earthquake etc
I went to see it at the pictures in 1975 (aren't tabs ace lol) ...this is a fab dramatic trailer for the 'Greatest Sea Adventure of all Time'