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So I was browsing through Netflix and I stumbled upon this movie called "Checkpoint". It was filmed in 1956. The story is OK but the footage of the vintage racing cars is AMAZING. Has anyone else seen this? Worth a watch!

They even have footage of a LeMans Start!
 

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Thanks, that brought back memories.
I originally saw it back in 1957 at the movie theater.... through a haze of cigaret smoke.

Joe
 

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Thanks for the reference and clip.

A poster to IMDB claims that the footage is from the Mille Miglia

The film uses much footage from the Mille Miglia and although the plot is fairly thin it's worth watching for the amount of original footage of period racing cars. From the cars involved and the date of release it would appear to be the 1955 race, which was won by Stirling Moss and Denis Jenkinson in a Mercedes-Benz 300SLR. The cars used in the 'team' are actually Lagonda versions of the Aston Martin DB3S. Keen observers will note the scenes in the introduction, allegedly set in an Italian car factory, show Sunbeam Rapier bodies on a production line in what would have been Pressed Steel in Coventry. As the Rapier was introduced in 1955 this sets the date. Rootes Group were never slow in offering cars to the British Film Industry for scenes by way of publicity. The sports car bodies shown in part of the scene are obviously made-up replicas with a hint of Porsche. Worth watching if you are a car nut, but the scenery both automotive and geographical outweighs the story.
 

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I liked how they used cute children in pedal cars as corner barriers, instead of piles of old tires.
 

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FYI Checkpoint is also available on Amazon Instant Video and it's free if you're a Amazon Prime subscriber.
 
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