Approximately 102 minutes
An archive-packed double DVD featuring amateur and professional films covering the post-war era, from Stirling Moss and others on the track, to new car launches, motor shows and more. Following the end of WW2, the British motor industry went flat out to produce as many new car cars as possible to help rebuild the nation's economy. The main car companies began to produce a wonderful assortment of high-quality luxury cars, sports cars, family cars and economy models. The motor industry had never enjoyed such a level of growth before, and this continued into the 1960s. This golden age for motoring in Britain is richly featured here and includes everything from period newsreels, to car launches, innovation, nostalgia and much more. Disc 2 contains three significant 1950s motor racing films from the extensive BP film archive. The first is the 1958 British Touring Car Championship and includes production Jaguars, Austins, Rileys, MGs and others in much fast-paced action. Then it is the drama of the 1955 RAC International Tourist Trophy at Dundrod (Northern Ireland) and finally a race meeting at Goodwood in 1950 which has pre-war champions competing against the new boys.