Synopsis:An introduction to British Motor Racing in 1961 with an emphasis towards overseas viewers. It includes footage of British towns and scenery and footage from races and race tracks across the country and also includes race commentary.
Shotlist:A Castrol Film. Produced by Kinocrat Films Limited. Featured race tracks are production car racing at Brands Hatch, including a POV from a Jaguar race car; Oulton Park road circuit with vintage sports and race cars, commentary includes an introduction to all the cars racing; and the Intercontinental Formula Grand Prix at Silverstone including footage of Stirling Moss racing and the first appearance of the Ferguson race car; and the T.T. race at Goodwood also featuring Stirling Moss and footage of the race cars making pit stops.
Shot Listing -
Opening scenes of white cliffs of Dover and English scenery, boat in harbour - produced by Kinocrat Films Ltd - credits and bad sound. Great 60s road/ scenery footage, village cricket and then the racing footage. Some good crowd/reaction shots. Not a great copy - some drops in sound/film at the beginning. POV car, highway - nice archive of Chester. Old car tinkering and maintenance, vintage and historic motor racing, vintage drivers - John Bolston, Johnny St Gibson, George Eyston, Kay Peter, Tony Wrote, Sammy Davis, Basil Davenport, Margaret Jennings, Patrick Lindsay.
Moss, various notables at Silverstone. First Fergus.
00:03:19 - race starts
00:09:35 - vintage race starts
00:14:32 - F1 starts
00:18:56 - Le Mans starts
Licensing Restrictions:Please note that this film may include footage and/or music sourced from multiple rights holders. For information on re-use of content in a new production, please contact BPVL@bp.com