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Vollgas oder nix: Erich Glavitza on his wild 60's with James Bond

By: FSWL team
Published:
2019-01-20
Vollgas oder nix: James Bond
Vollgas oder nix: Meine wilden 60er mit Jochen Rindt, James Bond und Steve McQueen is a new 288-page book written in German by FSWL reader Erich Glavitza, one of the stock car drivers in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969). The book was published on 16th November 2018 by McKlein Publishing.

The motorsport of the 1960s was a wild and crazy era. Austrian Erich Glavitza was part of it as a journalist, amateur driver, car driver and consultant on the 1969 James Bond film starring George Lazenby as Ian Fleming's 007. Erich also worked as a stuntmen on the 1971 film Le Mans starring Steve McQueen and appeared in Ford Motor Company's short documentary Shot on Ice about the making of the stock car race in OHMSS.

In Vollgas oder nix: Meine wilden 60er mit Jochen Rindt, James Bond und Steve McQueen, Glavitza tells the stories that others do not dare to tell. For example, how he and Jochen Rindt had a life threatening close call when playing around with a Ford Mustang. A very humoristic book about a crazy and unforgotten era.

Erich Glavitza and Diana Rigg on the set of On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Erich Glavitza and Diana Rigg on the set of On Her Majesty's Secret Service in Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland. Copyright © 1969 Danjaq S.A. & United Artists Corporation. All rights reserved.

Trivia:
In 2008, FSWL founder Anders Frejdh helped The Ian Fleming Foundation to aquire the Mercury Cougar XR7 car (previously owned by a car collector in Sweden) driven by both Diana Rigg and George Lazenby in On Her Majesty's Secret Service. That car is currently on display at the official 007 exhibit Bond In Motion in London.

Anders Frejdh in Ford Mercury Cougar XR7 from On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Anders Frejdh in Ford Mercury Cougar XR7 from On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Copyright © 2008 From Sweden with Love.

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