Articles: Jude Law Racing To Monaco Instantly Makes Delahaye Cool Again

Jude Law Racing To Monaco Instantly Makes Delahaye Cool Again

Michael Banovsky By Michael Banovsky
November 23, 2015
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How to make the early days of motoring interesting for a new generation is difficult because original footage is hard to come by, and vehicles from that era are rarely cast in a contemporary setting. But thanks to this short film shot by Jake Scott for Johnnie Walker, starring Jude Law in a Delahaye 135M, we now have an idea of what an old racing car hauling ass (most of the time) to Monaco looks like. The Gentleman’s Wager II also stars Giancarlo Giannini and Zhao Wei.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzME9i03PpI

Here’s what you need to know: it’s a short 11 minutes, the sound is great, there’s a Fiat Dino Spider cameo, and you get to see at least two former Formula 1 World Champions. What more do you need? 

The distillery isn’t the first company to be inspired by vintage racing. Two years ago, Prada teamed up with noted director Wes Anderson and actor Jason Schwartzman for Castello Cavalcanti, similarly racing-inspired but a completely different premise. It’s a great story, but sadly no Mika Häkkinen…

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The Stig
The Stig

Great short film. I like the first one also.

Dan Glover
Dan Glover

What a great film. I wonder if that was Jay Leno’s car they used. I don’t imagine there are too many around any more.

You can find Jay’s here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugyMrpiXx1Y&index=20&list=PLcAFCEDZU39yio-MQJBQ0OUkiT7mBy20J

Roland Alfonso
Roland Alfonso

That was wonderful! …And I will buy some Johnnie Walker.

[miko]
[miko]

jenson button for one F1 champ. but where was the other?

Damien Bourne
Damien Bourne

Mika was drinking a coffee when he gets up quickly to help pulling the car through the finish line.

This a nice high end commercial. It should have been fun to make!