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Video: FIRST DANCE – Derek Bell, 1970 Ferrari 512 M

Submitted by on December 15, 2017

1970 Ferrari 512 M

Kick off your weekend hanging out with Derek Bell and the 1970 Ferrari 512 M that jump started his sports car racing career.

Jacques Swaters invited Bell to drive the car in the 1970 1000km of Spa-Francorchamps. The pair were reunited at the Goodwood Festival of Speed back in 2015.

“It singed my eyebrows and that sort of thing, and I kept getting back in and starting it up and then it would go up in flames again.”

In this two-part video from Blackbird Automotive Journal, Bell reminisces about the car, ponders its significance in his incredible career and tells the story of his first run in it.

In Part 2, he hops in and boots it up the Goodwood hill.

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