This photo shows me in my GTO in the late 60s/early 70s taking a corner
on Mulholland Drive at speed. It is actually a frame capture from a
film I made with Peter Helm that begins with our excursion to Willow
Springs Raceway and ends in the canyons of Los Angeles.
the resolution is poor, I love this image; it is more like an
impressionist painting depicting the speed and excitement of owning and
driving the car as it was intended--if not on a race track, at least
with exuberance. Notice the attitude, or body English, of the GTO during
its turn-in to the apex of the corner. I always thought that my
Berlinetta Lusso cornered 'flat' through a turn, but the GTO showed me
how 'flat' a race car could take the same corners. This goes to say that
the speed with which I negotiated this corner had to be considerable
for the GTO to show as much body roll as we see in the photo.
I can almost hear the sound of the amazing Ferrari twelve cylinder engine on full song and, though I cannot be seen clearly behind the wheel, I can assure you I was smiling.
Always enjoy reading about your adventures in the GTO.
A fantastic story, thank you dear Stephen.
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