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#1 jtremlett

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 14:28

My apologies if I've missed this elsewhere, but a search didn't turn up anything...

I see there is a new series of DVDs some of which are available now and some due shortly called "Racing Through Time". The titles appear to be:
The History of the Grand Prix
Aston Martin
Ferrari
Lotus
Jaguar
The Cooper Story
Cars (this one is 5 disks so maybe a multiple set of some of the others)
Legends -Juan Manuel Fangio
Legends - Graham Hill
Legends - Stirling Moss
Great Circuits - Nurburgring, Silverstone & Monaco

They are not very expensive (under £10 each), but does anyone know anything about them? Are they any good? Are they just repackaging of stuff we've seen a million times before?

Thanks in advance.

Jonathan

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#2 Rob Ryder

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 14:44

This whole series was shown on ESPN Classic a couple of years ago.. I enjoyed the series, but much of the footage is repeated from episode to episode.
Rob

#3 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 14:51

:wave: May I politely point out that "we" have not all seen "it" that many times , if at all ! Some of us do come from bananarepublics or -kingdoms with less possibilities than some others !

#4 GeoffE

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 16:43

I bought the set (as described below) a few years ago for about £14 on BidTV

Racing through time - Grand prix legends (a limited 8 dvd boxset)
A spectacular look at the grand prix legends from the 50's, 60's and 70's. As well as action from Alain Prost, Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher, as Murray Walker selects his 10 greatest ever drivers.
Titles in the collection:
Champion - Stirling Moss
Champion - Jim Clark
Champion - Juan Manuel Fangio
Champion - Graham Hill
Champion - James Hunt
Jackie Stewart - The Flying Scot
The Enzo Ferrari Story
Murray Walker - F1 Greats (go go go)

Seven of them were Duke DVDs, the Stewart one was Green Umbrella.

It's possible that the disks have been repackaged on a new label and that is (part of) what is being marketed now.

There are also these http://tinyurl.com/482soq

#5 Rob Ryder

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 18:02

Originally posted by Bjørn Kjer
:wave: May I politely point out that "we" have not all seen "it" that many times , if at all ! Some of us do come from bananarepublics or -kingdoms with less possibilities than some others !

The point I was trying to make is that the actual footage is repeated inside of the various titles, and not that the 'series' has been repeated.

Rob
P.S. BK you have seen it, I sent you copies on DVDs ;)

#6 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 20:25

:blush: I ought to go to bed , but cant right now , perhaps I should watch the Germans eat turkey ? :smoking:

#7 Docc

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 06:45

Not sure if the you tube clips have been mentioned..

History of Motor RACING..

http://www.youtube.c...feature=related

#8 Wolfie242

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 19:38

These DVD's seems to be released more recently than most of the others. Anyone who has seen them?

http://www.amazon.co...m...779&sr=8-13

Seems like a bargain to me.

#9 Gary C

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 19:49

then there's these : www.motorracingdvds.com

I have it on good authority that they're not bad.

#10 Stephen W

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 11:17

My local remainder book shop had a couple of boxed sets on sale:

Great British Racing Cars (Lotus, Jaguar & Aston Martin)
Classic Italian Racing Cars (Ferrari, Alfa Romeo & Maserati)

Each DVD is about an hour long.

It was a couple of weeks ago but there was an offer where if you bought two boxed sets they were discounted - I think it worked out at Ten Pounds for the two sets.

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