Nine Days in Summer is one of the all-time classic motorsport films. It is the definitive story of the development of an iconic racing car and record-breaking engine.
In the mid-sixties American motor giant Ford were persuaded to back a little-known engineering firm to produce a Grand Prix race car engine. The rest, as they say, is history. The Ford Cosworth V8 remains the single most successful engine in Formula One history.
A great engine needs a great car and legendary English company Lotus proved up to the challenge. The Lotus 49, powered by the mighty DFV and driven by Indy 500 winner Jim Clark, won on its 1967 debut outing and continued to win until it was retired three years later.
Nine Days in Summer charts the extraordinary story of how American muscle and British ingenuity in fascinating detail. Race action from nine Formula One rounds, captured in full color, combines with footage of Cosworth and Lotus craftsmen painstakingly creating these stunning examples of automotive art. The film also allows you unprecedented access to Lotus supremo Colin Chapman, engine designer Keith Duckworth and legendary drivers Jim Clark and Graham Hill.
Nine Days of Summer, from the Ford Archive Gems series, is the ultimate guide to the creation of a motorsport icon and a milestone in motorsport film-making.