June 15, 2013
REMEMBERING JAMES HUNT
James Hunt has become, in the twenty years since his passing on June 15, 1993, a cultural phenomenon again. Hunt was the antithesis of today's bland, media trained, corporate sponsored athletes, his spirit best represented but not equalled in today's Formula One by Kimi Raikkonen.
This fall, the release of Ron Howard's "Rush" will place "Hunt the Shunt" in the spotlight for new generations who never knew his story.
Below is a 40 minute BBC documentary on Hunt's life tracing much of the story path fictionalized in Rush.
For more salacious details of Hunt's epic pre race rituals, don't miss " 33 Stewardesses in 13 Days".