Thursday, December 15, 2005

Grand Prix

Scenes for the film 'Grand Prix' were shot in our garden here at Goudhurst in 1966. Also in the Star & Eagle Hotel at Goudhurst and other places in this area when they were following the F1 scene for that season and the, I think British Grand Prix was at Brands Hatch. They also used The Grange at Horsmonden for one shot I believe. Eva Marie Saint slept in my bed. (But not at the same time you understand !)

I research old motor cars and am often appalled by some of the lack of attention to details such as age of vehicles that appear in period films these days. Wrong registration numbers are often shown from much later period than the film is meant to be covering etc.