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Day Out Great escape jump

Discussion in 'Out and About' started by salad, Sep 29, 2019.

  1. salad

    salad Full Member

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    I am a british expat, I live over in the alps near where they filmed the movie, the great escape .
    today I was taking a walk past the jump scean place with my daughter and I came across a British film crew recreating the event .
    so we hung out for a bit and took some photos for you all .
    they had 2 triumph bikes , an old and a modern the jump was made with the modern

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    Lucky to be there, great shots :)
     
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    How well I do recall that sequence in the film. Great memory. Thank you.
     
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    demographic Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Worth watching a documentary film called On Any Sunday which possibly has the cheesiest opening scene I've ever seen.

    Anyway, Steve McQueen is in it, really riding in real races and it turns out he was pretty damn good as well.
    Good bit of motorcycling history to watch.
     
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    Did they not use a post WW2 bike in the jump scene?
     
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    Great stuff, hugely entertaining filum and one I never tire of.
     
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    Wonderful.
     
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    Amazing
     
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    Wow, what a thing to stumble upon. Possibly one of the most iconic movie scenes ever.
     
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    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    I guess they felt the bikes used in the German armed forces could not take the jump safely?
     
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    I think they where filming it for a uk tv documentary, so I guess you may get to see it sometime.
    the name of the bloke making the jump was Guy Martin ( I never heard of him, but the film people said he was famous)
     
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    Even better. Guy Martin is a well known British motorcycle racer and TV presenter, quite a character.
     
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    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    He has done some of the best TV programs I have seen.
    ‘Our Guy in .....’
     
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    And ‘Speed with Guy Martin’.

    You didn’t really think the bikes used in the film were German Armed Forces did you? They were Triumphs in disguise, hence Guy taking the jump on a more modern version.
     
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    this is the actual bike from the film .
    a few years ago they had it displayed in a local museum .
    I took this photo

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    ohh and here is Steve McQueen s clothes as well

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    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    No, that is what I wrote.
    They should have used the real deal though. All the bikes they used in the German Army were fully fit to perform the jump.
    The best one was the BMW R75, but the others were very capable too.
     
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    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    It will be fun to see Guy's program!.
     
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    That’s for sure, he’s been compared with the lovely roll-up smoking and tea drinking Fred Dibnah. There’s something very stoic about those Midlands tea drinkers. Sensible and no bloody nonsense types that just get on with it. :coffee2:
     
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    I don't get English tv here ,in fact I don't even have a tv since about 12 years.

    but would of course like to see this when it comes out . would be great if one of you wonderful gents or lady's could give me.a.heads up if you see it being advertised
     

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