Rent Champions: Hawthorn and Collins (1994)

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Synopsis:
Explore the story of two British racing legends through unique archive race footage and rare interviews with the greats of motorsport. To his many admirers, Peter Collins was the 'Golden Boy' of 1950s British motor racing. His good looks, friendly charm and supreme ability earned him an army of fans whose admiration only increased when Collins gifted the World Championship to Juan Manuel Fangio in 1956 - the year he joined Ferrari. Tragically, he lost his life at the Nurburgring just two weeks after winning the 1958 British Grand Prix. That year also saw his great friend and Ferrari teammate Mike Hawthorn become Britain's first motor racing World Champion.
In Grand Prix cars, Hawthorn was one of the most exciting drivers to watch, especially when duelling with Fangio, and his ability in sport and saloon cars also helped establish him as one of the all-time greats. Sadly the end of his career was tainted by personal disasters. In 1959, shortly after retiring, Hawthorn died in a road accident. Now the careers of two diverse, popular characters are explored. Unique footage from their early races and rare interviews with luminaries such as racing legends Stirling Moss, Tony Brooks, Phil Hill and Roy Salvadori, plus Aston Martin team manager John Wyer and Jaguar's Lofty England create the perfect tribute to two outstanding drivers from a Golden Age of motor racing.
Actors:
, , , , , Roy Salvador, John Wyer
Producers:
Neville Hay
Studio:
Duke
Genres:
British Films, Documentary, Sports & Sport Films
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
09/02/2009
Run Time:
70 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour

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