The craziest Le Mans story you've never heard of!

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The story behind the 1953 24 Hours of Le Mans is insane. Yet, no-one knows of it. But what about it is so 'insane'?
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  • How insulting to lose a 24hr race to a few blokes that were hungover and only semi serious

    Frank the NOOBFrank the NOOBPäivä sitten
  • I had a friend get black out drunk, somehow get to the airport and boarded the correct flight back home...all while blacked out drunk

    Frank the NOOBFrank the NOOBPäivä sitten
  • This story has serious Dock Ellis vibes.

    Jay LJay L8 päivää sitten
  • Best drinking story ever 😂

    Adam NeradilekAdam Neradilek9 päivää sitten
  • That was great!

    Daniel TorresDaniel Torres18 päivää sitten
  • Don’t we all at some point forget that we have a Bugatti? Right, fellas?

    xwarped83xwarped8322 päivää sitten
  • Duncan *Hamilton?*

    Silk Cut Livery Jaguar XJR-9Silk Cut Livery Jaguar XJR-9Uukausi sitten
  • Lol professional arsehole should be on his business card as a qualification

    Shane MShane MUukausi sitten
  • 🤣🤣🤣🤣 no way that would take place today sounds like good old day’s were better than today

    Liam HornLiam HornUukausi sitten
  • Is there a Turkish bath house in this town? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    djbadltdjbadltUukausi sitten
  • 1953 lemans is much funnier than 2019....

    Purwanti AllanPurwanti AllanUukausi sitten
  • Lofty England? What a name..

    DeadlyLazerDeadlyLazerUukausi sitten
  • jiig

    LoLshark99 BLoLshark99 BUukausi sitten
  • 😆😆😆😆😆😆😆

    kodrich1204kodrich1204Uukausi sitten
  • Tony: Duncan, the windscreen’s broken. Blimey, your nose is broken! Hamilton: Yeah, yeah, yeah. Are we still beating Ferrari and can I get another shot of Brandy.

    Rob DuguayRob DuguayUukausi sitten
  • You guys do know that Lance Stroll still has fans that have absolutely no problem filing reports for hate speech?

    Boti GamerBoti GamerUukausi sitten
  • I think the craziest LeMans story is Pierre Levegh who, in 1952, ran the entire 24 hours alone and was leading by 4 laps with 1 hour to go when his crankshaft broke. Of course he is best known for being the Mercedes driver in 1955 who crashed into the crowd killing himself and 85 spectators.

    OLD SCHOOLOLD SCHOOLUukausi sitten
  • Could you speak a bit faster and bolster your Aussie accent, some of us can still understand a few of the words.

    OLD SCHOOLOLD SCHOOLUukausi sitten
  • i have heard of this story before

    Andy BAndy BUukausi sitten
  • Unfortunately, such a colourful story is an urban myth: England later said: "Of course I would never have let them race under the influence. I had enough trouble when they were sober!"[22] Tony Rolt also said the story was fiction

    CatholicKavanaghCatholicKavanaghUukausi sitten
  • Not an unheard of story, was on top gear a few years back.

    maxsav007maxsav007Uukausi sitten
  • One of your all time best videos! Could watch it forever!

    David AghayanDavid Aghayan2 kuukautta sitten
  • Why not both? Race drivers are though motherf***s and he was drunk :v I remember reading during my own kidney attack that Martin Truex jr once born a kidney stone without painkillers to pass drug test.

    LukewciLukewci2 kuukautta sitten
  • Back when men were

    RichardRichard3 kuukautta sitten
  • You really missed a chance to put in the Ghost chip drink driving ad haha

    Tadhg DevaneyTadhg Devaney3 kuukautta sitten
  • Heard this story before but always entertaining to revisit it. Thx

    Neil MartinNeil Martin3 kuukautta sitten
  • You need to team-up with Aidan Millward.

    Brad WithersBrad Withers3 kuukautta sitten
  • WHY DIDNT I KNOW MOSS DROVE A JAG IN LE MANS! Like, I'm a moss fan, I should have know lol

    DanKorCZDanKorCZ4 kuukautta sitten
  • I knew about this story, courtesy of a piece that James May did for Top Gear. It still sounds unbelievable, even though Sir Stirling (RIP) verified that all that happened. I like this dude Duncan Hamilton. I like anyone associated with Jaguar, even that douche bag Lofty England (makes Toto Wolff look like Mary Poppins). But I'm from Coventry, born and bred - I'm pre-programmed to like Jags.

    Edward BurekEdward Burek4 kuukautta sitten
  • 5:30 Okay if you've driven historic lemans in simulators, you can safely say is this : "corners? What corners?"

    MarcMarc4 kuukautta sitten
  • I like his: he crashed into a pole and landed into a tree and hung out for a minute.

    powcar91powcar914 kuukautta sitten
  • Imagine waking up, not remembering the last 48 hours, with a hangup, a broken nose, and a racing trophy.

    YoraYora4 kuukautta sitten
    • And a bird for dinner

      Mr. Wray160Mr. Wray1603 kuukautta sitten
  • Such good editing 👌

    R4M_lefreud_GTSR4M_lefreud_GTS4 kuukautta sitten
  • Kimi: you guys are getting the drink ?????

    Tadiwanashe MaruzaTadiwanashe Maruza5 kuukautta sitten
  • Turns out back then drinking and driving made you faster eh

    Moby HugeMoby Huge5 kuukautta sitten
  • Great video but please for the love of god turn down those censor beeps!

    Toby ColesToby Coles5 kuukautta sitten
  • My man was named Lofty England. Damn son.

    Lancaster RespondingLancaster Responding5 kuukautta sitten
  • Just to be clear. Are you suggesting Duncan Hamilton is to blame for the extinction of the New Zealand South Island Kokako?

    SL OSL O5 kuukautta sitten
  • This is bloody brilliant, what a different time!

    Alec ColesAlec Coles5 kuukautta sitten
  • @archie hamilton racing “was this your grandpa “ what a legend

    Kobi AlugiKobi Alugi6 kuukautta sitten
  • Two nights earlier.

    A CA C6 kuukautta sitten
  • now thats a movie waiting to happen!

    manuel rodriguezmanuel rodriguez6 kuukautta sitten
  • Why are there any dislikes at all this video is amazing

    Walid Al GhamdiWalid Al Ghamdi6 kuukautta sitten
  • Hamilton didn't just look like Bud Spencer, he WAS Bud Spencer!

    WendigoWendigo6 kuukautta sitten
  • You, sir, deserve more views and subs. You are pure gold. I love your channel. Please, keep going forward. Fantastic and Epico

    MickyNash79MickyNash796 kuukautta sitten
  • If Holywood didn't make this story into a movie. I'm gonna be disappointed. This is the most British story ever.

    Jann Adriel CervoJann Adriel Cervo6 kuukautta sitten
  • *welp, a lesson learned. Drunk people CAN race*

    Nasirul Ch.Nasirul Ch.6 kuukautta sitten
    • Kimi Räikkönen: *BWOAH*

      David VasquezDavid Vasquez3 kuukautta sitten
  • With a name like Lofty England, I'd expect him to be an asshole...

    TylerTyler6 kuukautta sitten
  • And Duncan’s grandson is now an iNfLuEncEr

    Luke McNamaraLuke McNamara6 kuukautta sitten
  • Love it

    James HunterJames Hunter6 kuukautta sitten
  • Also on the subject of endurance racing ahem DAYTONA IS BETTER THAN SEBRING!!!!!!!!!

    Deadman Paul or TheRealFanmasterDeadman Paul or TheRealFanmaster6 kuukautta sitten
  • This is the best shit ever

    Octavian HorotanOctavian Horotan6 kuukautta sitten
  • Could you please cover Brendon Hartley in a WTF happened to?

    Alexander CosgraveAlexander Cosgrave6 kuukautta sitten
  • That's is some proper movie material, god damn

    MakkeMakke6 kuukautta sitten
  • Please do videos like this more.

    Woanyo AgbavorWoanyo Agbavor6 kuukautta sitten
  • Thats Archie Hamilton's grand dad!

    SamSam6 kuukautta sitten
  • Makes me wonder, if you sent all current F1 drivers out to race 10 pints down, who would be in second place behind Kimi?

    Tom CharltonTom Charlton6 kuukautta sitten

    TezziboyTezziboy6 kuukautta sitten
  • Is moss the only pre f1 driver still alive?

    Chad MoodleyChad Moodley6 kuukautta sitten
  • Bring back Buck!

    Danielle HughesDanielle Hughes6 kuukautta sitten
  • Those animations are superb!

    ExcuzExcuz6 kuukautta sitten
  • Could u do a video on how Maldonados’ racing career

    Taylor HazardTaylor Hazard6 kuukautta sitten
    • @Josh Revell

      Taylor HazardTaylor Hazard6 kuukautta sitten
  • Quality video mate! Getting out of bed with a hangover is an achievement in my eyes. But to win the 24hr Le mans? 👏👏👏👏

    Jordan TinklerJordan Tinkler6 kuukautta sitten
  • Drink drink and drink some more

    Lochan Pennant-ShahLochan Pennant-Shah6 kuukautta sitten
  • Love watching these Josh mate, can tell huge amounts of work go into these.

    only morangsonly morangs6 kuukautta sitten
  • Absolutely incredible 😂 the 1965 Le Mans was also a crazy one that no one talks about. Can’t wait to finish our little project now 😏. Great video as always!

    Triple Crown RacingTriple Crown Racing6 kuukautta sitten
  • The only good thing about one of your videos coming to an end is that Ori Funk song kicking on... you gotta tell me where I can download it... another great video!👍👍

    Bueno5Bueno56 kuukautta sitten
  • I want to know if they ever got to the Turkish Bathhouse

    Harry TodhunterHarry Todhunter6 kuukautta sitten
  • Dude I love your clips keep it up

    Dan HolihanDan Holihan6 kuukautta sitten
  • Where was Lance Stroll? Dude, you gotta make up for it in the next one. X'D #LordMahaveer

    Rajdeep Ryx MukherjeeRajdeep Ryx Mukherjee6 kuukautta sitten
  • love your work josh keep on it

    Farras Rizqy HafizhFarras Rizqy Hafizh6 kuukautta sitten
  • Yeah I noticed #lordmahaveer on your t shirt

    TheLoneScullerTheLoneSculler6 kuukautta sitten
  • So, did they ever get that Turkish bath house?

    Kasper NyströmKasper Nyström6 kuukautta sitten
    • Good question

      David VasquezDavid Vasquez3 kuukautta sitten
  • Great video Josh, another interesting Revell take on a classic story!

    F1 FanaticsF1 Fanatics6 kuukautta sitten
  • This video was awesome! Great job, man ;)

    Vittorio Del GiornoVittorio Del Giorno6 kuukautta sitten
  • So 2 drunk men who were DSQ and un-DSQ won the race even getting hit by a bird? Alrighty imma do that

    Raul RashdanRaul Rashdan6 kuukautta sitten
  • That’s the most Aussie story to have come out of two British men

    Jack BarrettJack Barrett6 kuukautta sitten
  • Not going to mention that the Whittington brothers were full on drug dealers?

    Harry EyreHarry Eyre6 kuukautta sitten
  • 6:36 More specifically, which still happens in F1 nowadays (except Bahrain and possibly Abu Dhabi): G. H. Mumm.

    Brock MakBrock Mak6 kuukautta sitten
  • 5:49 Must be sensitive to caffeine.

    Brock MakBrock Mak6 kuukautta sitten
  • 4:39 From a modern science point of view: Coffee is actually a TERRIBLE hangover cure. Trouble is: They couldn't eat in case if they gain weight.

    Brock MakBrock Mak6 kuukautta sitten
  • 3:49 Gruber is actually the name of a beer brand from Strasbourg. It's probably like Mac's Gold bar franchise in NZ, that just so happens to serve coffee for sober drivers as well,

    Brock MakBrock Mak6 kuukautta sitten
  • 67th comment Kimi: 😶😶😶😶 *BWOAH*

    David VasquezDavid Vasquez6 kuukautta sitten
  • You left out that during the race they also set the first ever lap around Le Mans with a average speed of over I think 100mph

    Jude JonesJude Jones6 kuukautta sitten
  • What a pair of fucking LADS

    Sonic RoseSonic Rose6 kuukautta sitten
  • Thumbs up just for a Buck reference. That man's a ledge.

    Matt DickieMatt Dickie6 kuukautta sitten
    • @Gordon Ritchie Sadly those days have come and gone....

      Matt DickieMatt Dickie6 kuukautta sitten
    • Matt Dickie did I hear a whiff of Bring back Buck in the background?????😂

      Gordon RitchieGordon Ritchie6 kuukautta sitten
  • After "Rush" and "Ford v Ferrari" this story needs to be in cinema next in my opinion!

    NB RacingNB Racing6 kuukautta sitten
    • Just have a Duncan Hamilton biopic! His autobiography ('Touch Wood') is absolutely excellent and everyone should read it. This video only scratched the surface.

      tommykltommykl6 kuukautta sitten
    • It should be named Drunk At Le Mans

      Davie RomaineDavie Romaine6 kuukautta sitten
  • Lol lord mahaveer

    prem concessoprem concesso6 kuukautta sitten
  • Just to clarify the context of the Buck Shelford reference for the non rugby people: 'Roughly 20 minutes into the match, he was caught at the bottom of a rather aggressive ruck, and an errant French boot found its way into Shelford's groin, somehow ripping his scrotum and leaving one testicle hanging free. He also lost four teeth in the process. Incredibly, after discovering the injury to his scrotum, he calmly asked the physio to stitch up the tear and returned to the field before a blow to his head left him concussed. ' - Wikipedia

    Bryce NewsomeBryce Newsome6 kuukautta sitten
  • Your videos are fucking awesome dude, keep it up🙏

    ProdddProddd6 kuukautta sitten
  • Thanks to Aidan Millward, I _immediately_ knew who it was gonna be.

    SovietOnionSovietOnion6 kuukautta sitten
  • The 24 hours of drunk driving

    JDM APONTEJDM APONTE6 kuukautta sitten
  • #LordMahaveer Nice touch..

    Azhar FikriAzhar Fikri6 kuukautta sitten
  • oh my god, that story was glorious. Please make more of these!

    plazastaplazasta6 kuukautta sitten
  • Where is the Maldonado video?

    All Things F1All Things F16 kuukautta sitten
  • Has anyone made sure that Hamilton's grandchild, racing driver and youtuber @archiehamilton sees this?

    Lukas WilhelmiLukas Wilhelmi6 kuukautta sitten
    • You and tell him!!?

      Gordon RitchieGordon Ritchie6 kuukautta sitten
  • One of the funniest Le Mans story I've heard.

    LPF346 [ENG]LPF346 [ENG]6 kuukautta sitten
  • #LordMahaveer

    Kirby MoralesKirby Morales6 kuukautta sitten
  • Well done Josh. Another great vid and now with your added animation skills you continue to evolve into an outstanding Channel. Giving a point of difference from everyone else with interesting stories that many fans had little or no idea of Technical excellence brilliant comedic bits slotted in altogether it makes for great watching Keep up the good work mate

    Gordon RitchieGordon Ritchie6 kuukautta sitten
  • The 1965 Le Mans race was crazy too. VinWiki did a video about it

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