Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Chariot Racing at Wembley Stadium?

The other week I mentioned how a Roman Circus had recently been unearthed in Colchester, England. Probably the most well-known movie example of "a day at the races" is the chariot scene in Ben Hur. The Colchester site has been likened to the Wembley Stadium of its day - how awesome is that! And here is that famous chariot race



I don't know how many times I've watched this movie as I was growing up but I've yet to see the infamous red car in the background! Has anyone else seen it, or is it an urban legend?

4 comments:

Helen Hardt said...

Oh, I love that scene!

Cathryn Brunet said...

Ooh! I didn't know there was a red car somewhere in that scene. I own Ben Hur on DVD. Now I'll have to watch it again to see if I can spot it.

Mel Teshco said...

even without modern day special effects that's a great scene! Red car... hmm. Let us know is anyone spots it!

Cari Quinn said...

Never saw this movie, but loved the scene!