Motorfilms Quarterly Volume 8: DWPDVD3008
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Tour de France Automobile (1964) – Part two (23:40)
Part Two of this great coverage of a truly classic event. The surviving cars ranging from Ferrari GTOs to works Mini-Coopers battle it out on this punishing tour of French circuits including: Cognac, Pau, Albi and Auvergne, before crossing over into Italy for the final circuit event at Monza. In between circuit events the diminishing field is subjected to punishing special stages and hill-climbs.
The British Grand Prix 1960 – Silverstone (14:14)
Film number four in our series of fascinating 8mm productions from amateur film-maker Freddie Barratt. This time his subject is the 1960 British Grand Prix, one of his earlier motor racing films. Supporting races are not ignored and includes rare footage of Colin Chapman winning the Saloon Car Race in a borrowed MarkII Jaguar from Jack Sears in a similar car. Wonderful spectator's eye view nostalga....
1950 Alpine Rally – Part One The Roots Group (10:47)
Part One of what must be one of the earliest colour rally films. It was made to promote the Roots Group team of Sunbeam Talbots and Hillman's entered in this most prestigious International event. A rare glimpse of post war European motoring conditions...rough, dusty unsurfaced roads, very little traffic, no crash hats, no Armco barriers, little support and rolled up sleeves!
Grand Prix 1949 – Shell (28:05)
Another of the great Shell films from Director Bill Mason, and one his favourites. Made on a shoestring budget, with clockwork cameras, and a 78rpm record recorder housed in a large van, this film perfectly captures the atmosphere at this pioneer event on the old Silverstone airfield. It looks more like a poorly attended club meeting than an International Grand Prix. It is introduced with archive footage of early Grand Prix races, a hint of what was to come with Bill's brilliant "History of Motor Racing" series of Shell films.
Total Running Time 1 Hour 27 Minutes approximately