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[…] Icon and their reengineered Land Cruisers, and that special breed of guys who turn Ferrari F40s and Mercedes 300SL Gullwings into salt flat racers are especially adept at raising the blood pressure of the purists, and long may they continue. We […]
We pitted next to him at Bonneville. It was fun talking to him. The video doesn’t do justice to car. It is absolutely georgeous in every tiny detail.
This is the Gullwing John Fitch drove at Bonneville when he was 87! There is an even more beautiful video than the one above that chronicles that attempt , “A Gullwing at Twilight: The Bonneville Ride of John Fitch”. It’s a gorgeous, poignant DVD that is one of my all time favorites. If you enjoyed the clip above you’ll be blown away by the documentary, and if you don’t know who John Fitch was this will fill that gap in your petrol head knowledge. Suffice it to say that he was a true American hero as a WWII fighter pilot,… Read more »
Great vid – great car.
Can someone tell me what the music is please?
Bob you are so right, I’ve watched this video so many times over, the most profound statement ever “your only hear once and you can’t take it with you” followed by the ultimate “put it away wet and wear it out”, fantastic well done !!
Didn’t John Fitch also run a Gullwing at Bonneville?
Lovely video! What a great car, and a great relationship to his car. Hats off for beating the piss out of it!
Great video as always. Would love to see and hear this car at full song on the flats.
To have fun, drive or even race with it, couldn’t agree more! Now, if you are talking about opening holes in that car – that is a crime! drive tastefully, is that tastefully??? No it’s not
how about some more details about the car itself
Inspirational. Will be driving the fun car to work tomorrow now:)
I couldn’t agree more. All the collectors that just buy all those cars that the true petrolhead worships just to speculate with money they should all just go and f themselves. Go buy some painted red squares for millions and leave cars to those who love them.
I agree. Drive it!
Love the car & love that he’s driving it. But it’s a bit too bad that it’s a landspeed car rather than an autox or pro touring sort of car because he can’t drive this on the road, in fact he can’t even start the car without a push. Still, more power to him!
Brilliant, cool car, cool owner. In the banner picture the car is shown with red wheel covers which don’t appear in the video. I assume the are for aerodynamics? Do they make much difference?
Couldn’t agree more. I’ve enjoyed driving my ’67 Mustang Fastback since 1996; I should know what playing with your toys means. Nothing beats this man’s view on life.
Another great video petrolicious
Smart man….Great car….
ahh that sound 😮
Could you guys please make a video, with only engine sounds, just like that last shot? 🙂
I love this man’s philosophy. Great car too.
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