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In 1972, a couple of MGBs took an 8000-foot plunge for TV


#1

Achingly slow, a twin-engine De Havilland Caribou cargo plane lumbered to 8000 feet above a dry lakebed near Edwards Air Force Base in the high desert north of Los Angeles. In the Caribou’s vibrating belly, draped in shroud lines, a brand-new 1973 MGB shook as if foreseeing its fate. A helmeted driver stood close by, poised to push the MG out into space and leap after it.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/12/04/mgb-8000-foot-plunge-for-tv

#2

Great story…but, where’s a link to the commercial? Or did I miss it in the article?


#3

Here is part of the video. Not the full commercial from what I have read.


#4

Here’s the ad itself:


#5

#6

Couldn’t find the commercial with audio but it’s here in this compilation: