Mike Hawthorn

Mike Hawthorn In-Car Camera


This video is a bit out of the historical era my site focuses on, but I like it so much I wanted to point it out. This is rare footage of 1958 Formula One world champion Mike Hawthorn taking a lap around the Le Mans circuit in his Jaguar sports car. What is terrific about this is that it utilizes an in-car camera with a special microphone hook-up (it looks like an air line for a deep-sea diver) so Hawthorn could narrate the run.

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