Celebrate an era when Britain ruled the roads in this fascinating journey. Glorious footage shows a cavalcade of the
best of British, from the prestige of Rolls Royce to the practicality of
We are treated to wonderful close-ups of perfectly maintained and lovingly
restored classics still running today, as well as archive footage of iconic
machines in action on road and track in their heyday. From design workshops and
factory floors to race circuit and modern day parades, this is an essential
guide to the most important vehicles in British automotive history.
Great British Cars opens with a look at the luxury liners, including the
Rolls Royce Corniche, Bentley Continental R Fastback and the ‘space, grace and
pace’ offered by Jaguar with its groundbreaking Mark VII and S-Type.
We then move on to the sports car classics, including Jaguar’s
record-breaking XK120 and legendary E-Type, Aston Martin’s sought-after Zagato
and iconic DB5, and Colin Chapman’s ingenious Lotus designs, plus the
unforgettable Austin Healeys, MGs and the Jensen FF.
Then we have the family favourites, led by the British-built Fords created at
Dagenham. Alongside the reliable runabouts like the Anglia and Prefect, we
examine the sporting pedigree of the Lotus Cortina, the Escort and the Capri
with some action-packed racing footage and contributions from the likes of
three-times Formula One World Champion Sir Jackie Stewart. Finally we pay
tribute to the contribution of the design genius Alec Issigonis with an
examination of two of his most famous creations, the Morris Minor and the
Alongside the mouth watering footage there is informed commentary brimming with
detailed technical information.