A Man and a Woman - The Best Racing Action Movie in Disguise

Claude Lelouch's highly acclaimed "Un Homme et une Femme" from 1966 tells the story of (watch this space) a man and a woman falling in love. A romantic film that would be the best movie on racing ever if it was an action flick. » 6/08/14 12:29pm 6/08/14 12:29pm

Nearly 40 Years Later, C'était Un Rendezvous Is Still Fantastic

Welcome to Sunday Matinee, where we highlight classic car reviews or other longer videos I find on YouTube. Kick back and enjoy this blast from the past. » 2/10/13 5:00pm 2/10/13 5:00pm

Lamborghini goes around the world in two minutes

The Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale may be largely Italian and as red as Enzo Ferrari's schnoz after a Chianti bender, but it's likely a Frenchman who inspired this new Lamborghini promo video. It appears to be a stylized take on Claude Lelouch's C'etait un Rendezvous. » 10/26/11 3:30pm 10/26/11 3:30pm

A Canadian indie band's C’était un Rendezvous tribute

This is the music video for “Savage Night at the Opera” from the Vancouver-based band Destroyer’s new album Kaputt. It’s a motorcycle homage to Rendezvous shot in Vancouver by David Galloway, and unlike that video of the new fastest lap around Manhattan, it’s entirely lovely to watch—and it comes with a twist. » 9/23/11 12:30pm 9/23/11 12:30pm

Fast as a Shark: No Sleep 'til Lynbrook

It's 10:46pm California time as I sit down to write this. But I'm not in San Pedro. I'm somewhere near Saint Marks Place in New York City, and the only sounds in the room are the tapping of two Apple keyboards and the rattling dull whine of air filters sucking the cigarette smoke out of the air of a spacious loft… » 4/06/07 7:00pm 4/06/07 7:00pm

Claude Lelouch Explains 'Rendezvous'

One of the most storied automotive films ever, er, filmed, Claude Lelouch's C'etait un Rendezvous has been cloaked in mystery since the moment it was released. Was it one of Lelouch's F1 racing pals behind the wheel of what often was assumed to be a Ferrari 275GTB? Was it Lelouch himself? No, no and yes. No, it… » 9/08/06 11:00pm 9/08/06 11:00pm

You Are Here, in a Rendezvous: Google Maps Mashup with Lelouch Film


No matter which side of the debate over Claude Lelouch's 1976 movie, "C' tait un Rendezvous," you're on — Ferrari 275GTB at 140 mph or Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9 at no more than 85, with Ferrari soundtrack dubbed in — you can't deny the added dimension Google Maps has added to the famous run to Paris. Check out the… » 8/17/06 3:44pm 8/17/06 3:44pm