It’s sim­ply the na­ture of The Beast

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ERIC Bana is a ma­jor-league car nut. When I sat next to him dur­ing the 2006 Aus­tralian Grand Prix — we shared space in the Re­nault F1 pit as Fer­nando Alonso drove to victory — it was clear he knew ex­actly what was hap­pen­ing. And he was fired up by the action.

Bana has been do­ing low-key racing in Porsches for a cou­ple of years now and also went to Mount Panorama to drive a Mit­subishi Evo in the re­cent 12-hour pro­duc­tion-car clash. He’s not a win­ner, but he’s not an em­bar­rass­ment.

This is back­ground to Bana’s new movie.

Lots of peo­ple have talked about The Hulk and his love for a 1970s V8 Fal­con coupe, which led him to cre­ate the new movie Love the Beast. There is a ma­jor pro­mo­tional cam­paign around the film, in­clud­ing clips with Dr Phil and fel­low car nut and tele­vi­sion host Jay Leno.

So this is a love job. I have yet to see the film and part of me does not want to watch it.

But Love the Beast sounds like fun and, as some­one who drove for the first time in the 1970s, it will be good to see Bana’s Fal­con in action. What the heck, I’m go­ing. See you there.

Labour of love: Eric Bana and his V8 Fal­con coupe.

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