Mulholland Dr.

March 20, 2010 at 2:26 am | Posted in Cars | Leave a comment
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I’ve seen the video of Tanner Foust painting lines on the tarmac of Mulholland Drive in his drift weapon and while I appreciate it from a technical point of view, something about the footage didn’t really gel for me. It seemed a little hollow, a little processed.

As I trawled through the internet post relating to Tanner’s video, I came across these videos. Footage of a gentleman by the name of Peter Helm and friends tearing up Mulholland Dr. back in the late 60s/early 70s in their Ferrari 250 GTOs and a Ferrari California Spyder. Unfortunately no soundtrack of those glorious Ferrari V12s but it’s interesting (for me, at least) to hear the owner of one of the GTOs talking about using these cars as they were designed and just having fun with them, before the value skyrocketed. Amazing almost, to even think of these $10, $15, even $20 million cars racing up and down a mountain road like you might do with your mates one evening or getting bored and hand-painting a Ferrari California Spyder Army Jeep green 🙂

Eh, forgive the slightly offbeat post, I’m just a lover of all motoring nostalgia and these movies have a special feeling about them.

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