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A Gentlemans Motor Racing Diary DVD Series

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#1 Steve Carter

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 00:25

Now availabe - A Gentlemans Motor Racing Diary DVD series on five 2DVD volumes and running some 16 plus hours covering in glorious colour the most amazing motor sport events throughout Europe and the United Kingdom between 1953 and 1973.

Just click on the following website link - then sport section to view. Full descriptions are available along with a video trailer by clicking on the individual covers for more information.


Heres a little description and events covered in each volume:

From 1953 until the mid 70’s, John Tate a talented filmmaker and member of the Tate Family who gave Britain the Tate Gallery, traveled to the great motor racing events of Europe, where he also recorded the detail of the day in his personal diaries. Attached to the Connaught, Aston Martin and Rob Walker teams, he left to the world a unique insight into motor racing at a time of great change and all filmed in glorious colour throughout the entire series.
Presented by motor racing personality Tiff Needell, each volume is narrated by John Tate’s son Christopher in a poignant tribute to his father. This is a personal story for which there is no equal in the history of motor racing, it is quite literally the Tate Gallery of Motor Sport.

Volume 1

1953 Le Mans, Jaguar
1953 AMOC US Air Force Trophy meeting Snetterton
1954 Goodwood March Members
April 1954 BARC Goodwood Easter Monday
May 1954 Goodwood Members meeting
May 1954 Silverstone International Trophy F1
June 1954 Goodwood Whit Monday International
1954 Le Mans 24 hour Race D type series
July 1954 Rheims, Jaguar
July 1954 Rheims, French GP, Mercedes
July 1954 Silverstone British GP
September 1954 Italian GP Monza - Fangio
October 1954 Aintree 200 F1, Moss
February 1955 Silverstone Connaught test new F1 car
March 1955 Goodwood, Members meeting
April 1955 Goodwood Easter Monday International
May 1955 Silverstone International Trophy, Aston Martin win
May 1955 Goodwood Whit Monday International
June 1955 Le Mans 24 hr Race Mercedes

Volume 2

July 1955 Aintree, British GP
July 1955 Silverstone, St John Horsfall Meeting
August 1955 Goodwood Nine Hours
September 1955 Fifty Years of Farnborough flying display
November 1955 London, Brighton Veteran Car Run
May 1956 Nurburgring
July 1956 Silverstone, British GP - Fangio
September 1956 Monza, Italian GP, Moss
April 1957 Oulton Park, British Empire Trophy
May 1956 Monaco GP, Part 1
May 1957 Monaco GP, Part 2 - Fangio at his finest
July 1957 Silverstone AMOC, St John Trophy
October 1957 Bletchingley AMOC Concourse.

Volume 3

April 1958 Monza vintage Bentley record attempt
April 1958 Beaulieu, AMOC rally
May 1959 Monaco GP, Trinnignant
1958 European GP Spa Belgium
1958 Le Mans 24 hour race - Ferrari
1958 Silverstone St John Horsfall Trophy
1959 Testing the F1 Aston Martin, Salvadori, Moss
1959 Sebring 12 hours
1959 International trophy Silverstone, Moss
1959 Dutch GP, Zandvoort, BRM
1959 Nurburgring 1000K Moss at his best
1959 Le Mans 24 hour race, Feltham

Volume 4

1959 British GP, Aintree, Jack Brabham
1959 Portugese GP, Monsanto, Moss
1959 RAC Tourist Trophy, Goodwood
1959 Italian GP, Monza - Moss/Walker
1960 Record breaking Bentleys at Montlberry
1960 Monaco GP, Moss/Walker
1960 British GP, Aintree, Jack Brabham
1960 Tourist Trophy, Goodwood, the Walker team
1961 Rob Walker testing at Silverstone
1961 Goodwood Easter Monday International, Surtees strikes gold
1961 International Trophy, Silverstone, Moss
1961 French GP, Rheims "New boy" Baghetti
1961 Visit to Rob Walker's garage at Alf Francis
1961 Italian GP, Monza, Phil Hill
1962 Silverstone, International Trophy
1962 Belgian GP, Spa
1962 Belgian GP, first for Jim Clark
1963 Moss has been injured so Jo Bonnier is testing for Rob Walker
1963 Imola GP, Clark
1963 Monaco GP, Graham Hill
1963 British GP, Silverstone

Volume 5

1964 Syracuse GP, Surtees
1965 French GP, Clermont Ferrand, Clark
1965 AMOC St John Horsfall Meeting, Silverstone
1965 Martini Trophy, Silverstone "big banger sports cars"
1965 AMOC Concours d'Elegance
1966 International Trophy, Silverstone, Hulme
1966 AMOC St John Horsfall meeting Silverstone
1966 Martini Trophy Silverstone
1966 Italian GP Monza, Ferrari
1966 Goodwood circuit closes down
1967 Italian GP, Monza, Surtees
1968 Martini Trophy, Silverstone, Australia's Frank Gardner's Ford F31
1969 British GP, Siliverstone
1970 Italian GP Monza Jochen Rindt - Regazzoni takes first victory
1971 Modena, Ferrai owners club visit to Ferrari factory
1971 Monza 1000K sports cars, Porsche 917
1973 British GP, Silverstone, the end of the road

A must for all motoring and motor sport enthusiasts.