World leading motorsport home entertainment
Motorcycle Sport 1956 DVD

Motorcycle Sport 1956 DVD

£12.99RRP £16.99 or 800 Duke Club Points

In stock. Dispatched same working day before 12pm.

FREE worldwide delivery when you spend £20 on DVD, Blu-Ray or CDs - more info

No reviews yet

If you are not 100% satisfied we will replace or refund within 30 days of purchase.

Earn 130 Duke Club Points when you buy this product.
Plus, 100 FREE points when you join! Sign up now or on the receipt page

Product Code: 1855 , Release Date: 09 August 2010, 40 minutes

  • "This DVD opens with excellent black-and-white footage from three leading British events of 1956. The second film is in colour, titled 'Mud in your Eye', featuring the very wet French MX GP at Rouen" Old Bike Magazine Australia

Product description

"A wonderful snapshot of sporting history" The Blackpool Gazette

This DVD brings fans of motorcycle racing a true treat, with thrilling rare footage of action from motocross, trials and road racing more than five decades ago. The two absorbing films from the BP Video Library transport us back to 1956 for elbow-to-elbow racing and more than a little mud!

The first film, Motor Cycle Sport 1956 is a compilation of fascinating black and white footage from three leading British events from that year. The opening sequence focuses on the Senior race at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough, in September. It offers a wonderful opportunity to see two motorcycle legends, Geoff Duke and Bob McIntyre, in a tremendously close battle for the prestigious Gold Cup. The Gilera of Duke and Bob Mac’s Norton trade places throughout this fabulous duel.

Our attention then goes off-road for the Welsh Three Day Trial, a demanding test of man and machine in the mountains of Wales. Success on the event could lead to selection for the International Six Day Trial team, so the film features an all star cast including George Fisher, Johnny Brittain and Ted Usher being put through their paces. We finish with more dirt bike drama, this time the Motocross Grand Prix at Britain’s Hawkstone Park. The great Les Archer sees off competition from rivals like Jeff Smith and Johnny Draper in this thrilling contest.

The next film, Mud in Your Eye, stays with motocross – this time the French Grand Prix at Rouen. The colour footage, with commentary from Nevil Lloyd, charts the full event as Les Archer continues his way towards Championship glory, this time battling in the rain and thick French mud against more than 40 of the best European riders, such as Bill Nilsson, the Klym brothers Rene and Robert, Victor Leloup and Auguste Mingels. Notably, the field is dominated by British machines, from BSA, Norton and Matchless, as well as British riders, who dominate the final.

Please note some of the footage featured in this title was previously released on the Terrific Stuff DVD 'Tribute to Bob McIntyre'.

Customers also bought:

  1. Scrambling in the '50s DVDScrambling in the '50s DVD
    No reviews yet
    £12.99 £16.99 Buy
  2. Roughriders - Scrambling in the '60s DVDRoughriders - Scrambling in the '60s DVD
    No reviews yet
    £12.99 £16.99 Buy
  3. Enduro Classics Vol 2 DVDEnduro Classics Vol 2 DVD
    No reviews yet
    £14.99 £16.99 Buy
  4. Off-Road Giants Vol 2 (HB)Off-Road Giants Vol 2 (HB)
    No reviews yet
    £19.99 Buy
  5. Enduro Classics DVDEnduro Classics DVD
    No reviews yet
    £14.99 £16.99 Buy
  6. The Right Line DVDThe Right Line DVD
    No reviews yet
    £12.99 £16.99 Buy
  7. Grand Prix 1956 - Ulster and TT DVDGrand Prix 1956 - Ulster and TT DVD
    No reviews yet
    £12.99 £14.99 Buy
  8. Motorcycle Sport 1950 DVDMotorcycle Sport 1950 DVD
    No reviews yet
    £8.99 £14.99 Buy
  9. Racing into History DVDRacing into History DVD
    No reviews yet
    £12.99 £14.99 Buy
  10. Six From the Scottish DVDSix From the Scottish DVD
    No reviews yet
    £14.99 £16.99 Buy
  11. Off Road Superstars DVDOff Road Superstars DVD
    No reviews yet
    £12.99 £16.99 Buy
  12. 100 Classic Golf Tips (HB)100 Classic Golf Tips (HB)
    No reviews yet
    £4.99 £14.95 Buy
  13. 1951 Motorcycle World Championships DVD1951 Motorcycle World Championships DVD
    No reviews yet
    £8.99 £14.99 Buy
  14. So This is Yorkshire - Trials History DVDSo This is Yorkshire - Trials History DVD
    No reviews yet
    £12.99 £16.99 Buy
  15. The Motocross Files: Brad Lackey DVDThe Motocross Files: Brad Lackey DVD
    No reviews yet
    £14.99 £19.99 Buy
  16. Motocross Professionals DVDMotocross Professionals DVD
    No reviews yet
    £12.99 £16.99 Buy
  17. TT 1948 Review DVDTT 1948 Review DVD
    No reviews yet
    £4.99 £12.99 Buy
  18. Enduro Classics Vol 3 DVDEnduro Classics Vol 3 DVD
    No reviews yet
    £14.99 £16.99 Buy