This is the story of early motor racing as told, and filmed, by a man who was at its very heart - John Tate. It is 'A Gentleman's Motor Racing Diary'. John Tate, born into the sugar dynasty and a Spitfire pilot during World War II, made this remarkable archive on 8mm and 16mm film. It provides an extraordinary record of the biggest period of change ever to take place in British motorsport, from the reign of gentlemen amateurs to the development of a high tech industry and the emergence of the UK's first factory teams such as Jaguar and Aston Martin.
Volume 10 visits Le Mans for the 1967 French Grand Prix, then on to Monza for the Italian Grand Prix. We go to Silverstone for sports cars and the 1968 Martini Trophy. Followed by F1 from the 1969 British Grand Prix and the 1970 Italian Grand Prix, plus a visit to the Ferrari factory, It's then on to the Monza 1000km, before we return to Silverstone for the 1973 British Grand Prix. This is the final programme in this fascinating series - John Tate, a true gentleman.