This breathtaking collection of extraordinary archive film is a unique insight into a golden era of motorsport, on both sides of the Atlantic. Lotus in the Sixties, from the Ford Archive Gems series, includes a rare glimpse of footage from the 1969 Monaco Grand Prix, incredible trackside film from the legendary Indianapolis 500 and the rookie appearance of superstar of speed Mario Andretti.
Rare footage takes you closer than ever to the ‘American revolution’ – the arrival of the iconic Ford-powered, rear-engined Lotus which changed the face of US racing, and allowed Jim Clark to challenge established US stars including Parnelli Jones and Bobby Unser to take victory in 1965, just two years after the car’s debut appearance.
First Time Out marks the birth of a legend as stunning archive footage captures the beautiful sights and sounds of the Formula One debut of the iconic Lotus 49, and its record-breaking Ford DFV engine, at Zandvoort in 1967. This spectacular sequence shows Clark and Graham Hill using the car’s extraordinary performance to challenge other greats of the day.
Last, but definitely not least, exclusive footage from the 1969 Monaco Grand Prix, Hill’s fifth and final victory at the principality.