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Ayrton Senna is an F1 racing legend, and anything with his name attached to it sells for a pretty penny thanks to his legacy.
Senna’s Toleman TG184-2 Formula One car will be hitting the auction block on May 16 at the spring sale hosted by Silverstone Auctions.
“Excitement is building for the auction which promises to be a must attend sale for any serious collector or motorsport enthusiast,” said Nick Whale, the managing director at Silverstone Auctions.
This car carried Aryton Senna to third place in the British GP, seventh in the Canadian Grand Prix and through a rain storm at the 1984 Monaco GP to finish second.
Other Ayrton Senna memorabilia has surfaced recently, including his helmet and race suit and a MP4/6 F1 car previously driven by Senna. The helmet and race suit fetched quite a bit more than first official estimates, so expect a real car which was raced by the man to do the same.
The documentary about the life of Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at 34 years old, has been nominated in three categories (Outstanding British Film, Documentary and Editing) by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).
Senna is up against some stiff competition. In the Outstanding British Film category, the film is competing against My Week with Marilyn, Shame, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and We Need to talk about Kevin. In the Documentary category, Senna is only one of three films in the running (the other two are George Harrison: Living in the Material World and Project Nim).
The BAFTA Awards take place at London’s Royal Opera House on February 12. If you’re a fan of the movie, keep your fingers crossed, and if you haven’t seen it yet, you can watch it on Netflix and iTunes.
To the race fans and cinema buffs that missed Senna‘s limited release this summer, Christmas came early.
Unfortunately, Ayrton Senna fans that would like to have a copy on their shelf will have to wait. While the European region 2 release of the Senna DVD and BluRay have been available on amazon.com for months, the North America Region-1 NTSC DVD won’t be available until March 6, 2012 while no official release date has been announced for BluRay yet.
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Provided you haven’t illegally torrented the movie, those of you in trendy cities such as Austin, Palo Alto or Cambridge can pop on down to your local independent theater and watch the Sundance-winning biopic. Remember, support your local businesses!
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Of all the highly touted films screening at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, the one we want to see most is Senna, a documentary on the life of three time Formula 1 world Champion Ayrton Senna.
Assembled entirely from previously unseen archival footage from Senna’s career (spanning from his youth karting days until his death in 1994), Senna captured the imagination of millions of Formula 1 fans around the world, leading to a global launch for the film – excluding North America.
Hopefully, the documentary will help Senna find a distributor for this market, as well the strong review in the L.A. Times. Even though Formula 1 is less than popular in the United States, the universal themes of passion, brotherhood and adventure will surely resonate with audiences who couldn’t tell you the difference between Ferrari and McLaren.
[Source: L.A. Times]
Trailer after the jump