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Re: Across The Lake

Post by Terminator » Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:43 am

Hi Steve
Just for clarification hear. Did you mean you located the Original car that D.C owned in 1966/67 for the Documentary "Days That Shook The World"? Or did you mean you located and Original E Type from that period for Tiger Aspects? As for that original piece of fabric at Filching personally It should be reunited with K7 and to keep hold of it is done so out of pure spite!! :evil:

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Re: Across The Lake

Post by f1steveuk » Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:43 am

Yep, the car in Days That Shook The World IS DC's car, and I believe it was the first time it had been back to the Lakes since 1967. It's a few years ago now, and I've slept since then! but I recall that it retains the original reg, and has never been resprayed or retrimmed, it IS DC's car. The last car I saw DC7 on was his Aston. I might go off to the DVLA web site and see where DC7 is now, you can bet a large sum of money it's on a green car!!!
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Re: Across The Lake

Post by polo » Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:19 pm

Bit of a enigma this one, Donald use to pin the plate DC7 to his jag whilst driving around Coniston at record breaking times. I have seen pictures of it but don't have one myself.
There was a lot of discussion within the SRC re this and the final photo showed the correct reg number. As a consequence and being a PNC liaison officer for the boys in blue I used a contact to 'search' for me, that person told me that there is no record of any car registered to DC or DMC with that plate, but that did not mean that Donald did not own the plate, he may just not have registered it. He may have registered it under a company name or even in someone else's name.
It may also be that my contact didn't do a search and fobbed me off with that.
It all adds to the legend anyway.

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Re: Across The Lake

Post by Mentallica » Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:16 pm

Thanks folks.

Quite a complex charactor then is Donald

Amazing that you can interigate various sources to get random (sometimes useles!) info

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Re: Across The Lake

Post by Renegadenemo » Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:49 pm

The bloke who now owns that car got in touch a while back to ask if we needed it for anything. He sent me some pics and it doesn't have that plate on it now. I know where GC 7 is...
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Re: Across The Lake

Post by mtskull » Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:29 pm

It has been previously posted on this thread that the ATL replica BB was not full size. I'm not convinced, for the following reasons: According to the article by Alain DeCadanet, it was full size (and big enough to house a full size Orpheus replica, at any rate). Also, I have just been comparing some photos of Anthony Hopkins posing with the replica, with contemporary shots of DMC and the real thing. When DMC was standing in the cockpit, the top of the air intake was approximately at waist level; when he stood straddling the cockpit it was about level with the backs of his knees. This corresponds pretty much exactly with similar photos of AH with the replica, so unless DMC was a lot taller than AH, then surely the replica cannot have been significantly smaller than the original. Short of heading for Holker Hall with a tape measure, can anyone shed any further light on this?
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Post by Renegadenemo » Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:58 pm

There's no question - the real boat is HUGE compared to the ATL mockup. I don't think people realise just how big K7 is. The mockup is the size everyone imagines the real boat to be so it looks right.
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Re: Across The Lake

Post by Jordangbr » Sat Jan 30, 2010 9:13 pm

I think this shot really gives away how small she is compared to the real deal.
It's posted on page 2 of this thread already.
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Re: Across The Lake

Post by Jordangbr » Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:17 am

Mike Bull wrote:Just for a start, the canopy (and thus, the whole cockpit) looks about a third too short, proportions-wise. Plus of course the trim's all wrong,and the tail fin on it is hopeless etc...

Yet, it works (enough) on screen and we all love the film anyway!
I think the trim is down to 3 big blokes perched on the bow! :lol:
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Re: Across The Lake

Post by sheppane » Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:33 am

Jordangbr wrote:
Mike Bull wrote:Just for a start, the canopy (and thus, the whole cockpit) looks about a third too short, proportions-wise. Plus of course the trim's all wrong,and the tail fin on it is hopeless etc...

Yet, it works (enough) on screen and we all love the film anyway!
I think the trim is down to 3 big blokes perched on the bow! :lol:
Mike's right about the trim... It has four blokes up forward... and it still rides higher than K7 ever did... If it was full scale it would have sat on the water stationary as K7 did as she was starting to plane... in terms of immersion.... They could have weighed it down to make it sit right, but that anemic evinrude outboard would have been a bit more hopeless....
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