Driving a great car remains one of the finest experiences of the 20th century, and in those 100 years the great car manufacturers have become bywords for speed, luxury, affordability or design- from Ford to Ferrari and from MG to McLaren. Love them or hate them, cars have fundamentally changed the way we live, work and play over the last 100 years. The mobility created by the car has brought freedom that must have seemed an impossible dream at the beginning of the century.100 years ago the car industry, such has it was, had only just got over the scratchy problem of making an engine turn the wheels. Just 30 years later virtually everything we know about the car today had already been tried. But the story still has a long way to run. Century of Motoring tells the story of the last 100 years by featuring particular cars that represent the different motoring genres. The featured cars are those that set a new benchmark against which all others were judged. All those cars have been newly filmed in colour especially for this programme.