"Racing Through Time" is an exceptional series entailing the sensational beginnings of a much loved global sport. From the grease and glamour, to the danger and thrills, this is an action-packed, fact filled tour of the world of motor racing, featuring in-depth stories on the legends of motor racing, the high-performance machines, the men behind the wheel, and the circuits that have made history. 'The Racing Years' combines rare colour archive and newsreel footage, expert commentary and entertaining period newsreel narration to bring you a fascinating and comprehensive look at motor racing during the 1950's, 1960's and 1970's.
The Racing Years 1950's Starting in 1950, with the first ever World Driver's Championship, stars from before the war were now being challenged by a new breed of drivers from Europe, Britain and South America. In this incredible series we follow all the World Championship Grands Prix and the other major races of the time, including Le Mans 24 hours, Indianapolis 500, Targa Florio, Sebring 12 hours and rallies like the Mille Miglia and Monte Carlo.
The Racing Years 1960's The 1960's dawned with the Formula 1 scene firmly centred on Britain. Defending world champion Jack Brabham and Stirling Moss continued their duel, as Lotus and Cooper became the front running cars. However in 1962 Brabham left Cooper to set up his own team and Stirling Moss announced his retirement following an horrific accident while travelling at 105mph. Ferrari continued to dominate the Le Mans series but as the decade moved on the Formula 1 championship went from strength to strength with Brabham continuing to enjoy much success, with his Repco engine dominating the field.
The Racing Years 1970's This classic video sees Pedro Rodriguez put on one of the best wet weather driving displays experts say they have ever seen, while driving at Daytona in his Porsche 917K. We see the rivalry between Lotus, Tyrrell and Ferrari at its most intense. And we follow all the action from a really competitive 1973 season which saw Jackie Stewart break Jim Clark's record of 25 Grand Prix wins in his final season in Formula 1. The next couple of years saw big changes in Formula 1 as Emerson Fittipaldi left Lotus for McLaren, Niki Lauda and Clay Regazzoni were at Ferrari and Jackie Stewart and Francois Sever were now retired, but the racing was as competitive as ever and we follow all the thrilling action!