Castrol Classics DVDs                                                   


The following DVD titles feature original films from the official Castrol motor racing archives and show many classic races from leading circuits across Europe from the early 1950s to the late 1960s.  


Motorsport 1950 and 1953 (DVD)

castrol motorsport 1950
39 minutes     front cover

Motorsport 1950 features some of the earliest film from the Castrol motorsports film library and provides a visual feast of of such classic post-war racing cars as Maserati, Fraser Nash, ERA, Alvis, Alfa, Jaguar XK120 and BRM.

The 1953 footage features the milestone moments of the inaugural meeting at Oulton Park which incudes eary use of on-board cameras.

Castrol Classics -Nurburgring 1000 Kms, 1956 / Monaco Grand Prix, 1957 (DVD)

60 minutes      front cover
Films from the Castrol film archives.
This historic DVD reviews two unforgettable motor sport events.
Nürburgring 1000 kms 1956, held on the infamous 20.8km Nordschleife circuit, focuses on the team of disc-braked DB3s driven by Salvadori/Walker and Brooks/Collins. This classic production from the Castrol film archives also highlights the race-long struggle between the Moss/Behra Maserati and the Fangio/Castellotti Ferrari.
Re-live the action from the first Grand Prix of 1957 at the famous Monaco circuit. This race will always be remembered for the dramatic accident that eliminated heroes Moss, Collins and Hawthorn. Here, too, is the record of Tony Brooks’ splendid Vanwall Drive and the race win for Fangio.

Grand Prix Trio 1955 and Grand Prix D'Europe 1958 (DVD)

56 minutes     front cover
Films from the Castrol film archives.

GP Trio 1955 is a memorable review of the Monaco, Dutch and British Grands Prix.

Grand Prix d'Europe 1958 covers the fastest and shortest GP of the 1958 season where Mike Hawthorn sets a new lap record of of 132 mph for the 8.75 mile Spa Francochamp circuit. 

La Ronde Infernale: La Mans, 1969 (DVD)

castrol -la ronde infernale
39 minutes     front cover
Ford's victory of just two seconds over Porsche after 24 hours of racing surely made the 1969 race the race of the century. La Ronde Infernale tells the story of that tremendous battle and the nail biting finish -cementing forever Le Mans's unique place in the history of motorsport. This is a memorable and exciting film.

Rouen Round 1962 & Brands Hatch Beat 1964 (DVD)

56 minutes   front cover

Rouen Round 1962 covers the fourth round in the 1962 World Racing Championship. A top line-up of star drivers battle it out, including Clark, Hill, Surtees, McLaren and Slavadori.

Brands Hatch Beat is the story of the 1964 RAC European and British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch. The film is a visual feast of timeless racing. 

The Ringmasters and Pause for thought (DVD)

57 minutes     front cover
This restored DVD Classic not only includes comprehensive footage of the 1967 German GP at Nürburgring, (The Ringmasters) but also gives reminiscences from Castrol's fifties' film library (Pause for Nostalgia.)
Nürburgring is the mightiest Grand Prix circuit in Europe - and he who masters the ‘Ring’ is truly a great driver. Ringmasters is a film report of the 1967 German Grand Prix and about the 17 men who took part.
Pause for Nostalgia presents a colourful trip down memory lane from the world of two and four-wheeled sport. Highlights include scenes from the 1951 Grand Prix d’Europe at Reims; the Monaco Grand Prix 1957; and the 1959 East African Safari Rally. On the motorcycle scene, there are visits to the 1954 Isle of Man TT sidecar event, the 1956 French Motorcross Grand Prix plus ice racing from Sweden, a scootacross and a trials competition.