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More Monaco history

Derek Bell is quoted (in QP magazine) as saying:

"They call it the Monaco, when it should be called the LeMans" says five times Le Mans winner Derek Bell of McQueen's choice of timepiece. Bell the most charming man in Motorsport, used to race for Ferrari's Formula 1 team during the 60's but, at the end of that decade, he made the switch to sports-car and endurance racing in time to work as a consultant on the cult film "Le Mans". During filming McQueen, who was something of a car freak, became friendly with Bell and gave him a particularly special Heuer timepiece. "A couple of years ago I had it cleaned and done up and then I mislaid it and I was so upset because Steve had had it engraved for me. It is the only watch I have ever lost and it really aggreives me"

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