Ron Howard’s movie: Rush has been very warmly received by fans of racing and good movies alike. I immediately followed filmmaker Ron Howard on Twitter when I heard he was starting production of this movie. Mr. Howard is a very good tweeter, sharing lots of details about his current projects; he did provided a gearhead’s feast during Rush production.
That’s a Tyrrell P34, aka the six wheeler, it is real. They used real F1 cars for this film. I wonder how they got insurance for this?
Here’s a Ferrari 308GT4. In 1976, this is what you drove on the street when you drove a Ferrari on the track.
It is not a spoiler to mention that racer Niki Lauda had a big, fiery crash. They recreated that crash for the movie at the site where it actually happened, the Nurgurgring.
Thank you Ron Howard, for both making a great movie about racing, and also for sharing these pictures with us.
More pictures can be seen on my Flikr page (including a couple shots of a Citroen DS, Mario Andretti in a JPS Lotus, and wigs).