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Video: Dicing with a McLaren M8F in a Matra MS670B/C

Submitted by on August 12, 2016

Matra MS670

Enjoy historic racing at its finest in this on-board footage of Rob Hall sliding a Matra MS670B/C like it’s 1973. You’ll want to turn the volume up for this one.

The Matra MS670 can be traced back to 1967, when Matra announced their plans to win a Formula 1 World Championship and the 24 Hours of Le Mans with new cars for upcoming 3.0-litre specifications. Their first sportscar to follow was the MS630, which Henri Pescarolo would drive up to second in the 1968 24 Hours of Le Mans before catching fire and retiring.

It would be the Matra MS670 that finally cracked the top step of the great race in 1972. Henri Pescarolo and Graham Hill drove their MS670 to victory and earned the first French win in Matra’s home race since Louis Rosier and Jean-Louis Rosier drove their Talbot Lago Grand Sport T26 to victory in 1950.

Pescarolo and Gérard Larrousse would do it again 1973 and 1974, making it three in a row for the ferocious French sportscar.

Rob Hall is on board a Matra MS670B/C in this video dueling Andy Newall in a McLaren M8F. The pair show plenty of racing respect, but leave little quarter in their duel. It’s fast, sideways, big-horsepower racing at its best. And Rob’s no slouch with the right-foot steering.

Make sure to turn it up for this one – the Matra’s V12 howls.

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