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