Life starts at two hundred

By » Sat, May 5 2012
1970 Porsche 917K 450x299 Life starts at two hundred

img by Brian Snelson from Hockley, Essex, England (1970 Porsche 917K)

I try not to inflict my racing geekdom on complete strangers, but every now and then I come across something that is just too cool to not share.

Five time winner of the Le Mans 24 Hours Derek Bell sat down with Motorsport Magazine for about an hour and talked about his racing career and specifically about his time with Porsche at Le Mans, and the experience of driving the iconic Porsche 917 (and others) flat out down the 3.7 mile Mulsanne straight.

We always knew an hour spent with five-time Le Mans winner Derek Bell would be an hour well spent.

But we didn’t realise just how amusing it would be. Indeed – this is the first podcast that finishes with an impromptu round of applause.

The interview is targeted at racing fans, but just about anyone should be able to appreciate listening to someone who mastered an exceptionally difficult and dangerous craft.

Listen to it here.

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