Ford's DFV V8 Grand Prix engine defined an era. The affordable, reliable and powerful unit was a feature on Grand Prix start lines for twenty years after its 1967 debut, becoming the most successful engine in the history of F1 along the way.
Victory number one came on its very first appearance, in the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort. This film, shot on behalf of Ford, captures the excitement of the moment as it retells the race from start to finish. Shot throughout in beautiful, rich colour, this a real time capsule of a film showing Colin Chapman, Jim Clark and Graham Hill as they prepare the groundbreaking Lotus 49 for the race. Mike Costin and Keith Duckworth are also in the frame, on hand to oversee the final tweaks to their new 3-litre baby. As well as the Lotus and Ford team, there's footage of John Surtees, Jack Brabham, Jackie Stewart and plenty of other stars of f1 in the late 1960s.
Victory at Jarama is another gem from the Ford archives, showcasing the prowess of the Ford Touring Car teams of the early 1970s. Jarama was the setting for the final round of the 1971 European Touring Car Championship. Dieter Glemser, Jochen Mass and John FItzpatrick have to drive the wheels off their Escorts and Capri's to stay ahead of a snarling pack of Alfa Romeos in order to try and clinch the title. Can they hold them off for a full four hours? Check out these fascinating highlights to find out.