This is the story of motor racing in the 1950s as told, and filmed, by a man who was at its very heart - John Tate. It is 'A Gentleman's Motor Racing Diary'.
John Tate, born into the sugar dynasty and a Spitfire pilot during World War II, made this remarkable archive on 8mm and 16mm film. It provides an extraordinary record of the biggest period of change ever to take place in British motorsport, from the reign of gentlemen amateurs to the development of a high tech industry and the emergence of the UK's first factory teams such as Jaguar and Aston Martin.
This set Includes A Gentleman's Motor Racing Diary Vols 4-6, brought to you as a single set.
Volume 4 features action from the 1957 Grand Prix season at Monaco, Roven and Monza, plus the Horsfall Trophy at Silverstone.
Volume 5 In this episode our 1st port of call is is the principality of Monaco where Rob Walker makes it two in a row, and there's more British sucess at Spa in Belgium where we take in the European Grand Prix.
Volue 6 features Sebring, Formula 1 actionfrom the International Trophy at Silverstone, Grand Prix meetings at Aintree, Zandvoort and Monsanto plus the 1959 Le Mans Race.