"A must-have film" Autosport
This magnificent collection charts the story of the iconic D-Type Jaguar at the world's greatest endurance race from 1954 to 1958. Created by Random Film Productions on behalf of the marque, this is an important and evocative record of some of the most memorable Le Mans races ever seen.
Wonderfully filmed in full colour, and with commentary from such luminaries as Raymond Baxter and Nevil Lloyd, these films feature pre-event build-up and highlights from the 24-hour races, featuring on-track action, rare off-track sequences and, most importantly, the fabulous sights and sounds of Jaguars, Ferraris, Maseratis, Aston Martins, Mercedes and more tackling the Circuit de la Sarthe.
The Ferrari-Jaguar grudge match of 1954, the horrific tragedy of 1955, the Ecurie Ecosse privateer delight of 1956, the 1-2-3-4 Jaguar dominance of 1957 and the disasters of 1958 - all of these classic confrontations are captured in thrilling original film, as well as the tense pit wall moments overseen by Jaguar race manager Lofty England.
This collection provides an exceptional opportunity to see legends including Mike Hawthorn, Stirling Moss, Juan Manuel Fangio, Peter Collins, Phil Hill, Wolfgang von Trips, Duncan Hamilton, Ivor Bueb and more - as well as hearing first-hand from Hawthorn himself.
No serious motorsport enthusiast should be without this essential collection.
"The British marque has a proud history at La Sarthe and this DVD celebrates the mid-1950s success with the iconic D-type. With full-colour footage and interviews with period stars, it's a must-have film for British sportscar fans" Autosport