From the famous forests of the Cambrian Rally to the season's close at the Galloway Hills in September, 2019 was a thrilling year for the British Rally Championship.
With some important changes to the calendar in the off-season, the BRC returned in 2019 with an exciting schedule and a line-up of drivers and teams that let you know the title fight was going to be tight.
Matt Edwards, the returning 2018 champion, found his toughest competition in the form of the young - but highly experienced - Tom Cave.
As the season progressed, the victor's laurels swapped back and forth between the pair, with the advantage going to Edwards by the start of the final round with everything still to play for.
This Official Review, brings together highlights of every round, with an informative commentary and pre- and post-rally analysis, making this a must-have for all BRC fans.
Extra features include on-board action with Matt Edwards and Tom Cave.
If you thought in-car TT ’88 was a nail-biter then wait until you watch this sequel with rally ace Tony Pond at the wheel of a standard production Rover 827 Vitesse his second bid to be the first person to lap the Isle of Man TT circuit at over 100mph in a four wheeled vehicle.
Tony an Isle of Man resident and Britain’s most famous rally driver almost made it during his attempt in 1988. For his 1990 challenge he chose to do it witout a navigator. This meant a useful weight-saving - particularly effective on the 1000 feet climb from sea-level to the highest point on the circuit - but would require Tony to have perfect memory and knowledge of the TT courses 100+ bends in order to break the record. This tape tells the full story of a remarkable achievement and captures the excitement and thrill of the record run itself via the use of on-board cameras. The end result is probably the best quality point-of-view footage ever recorded actually during a record attempt or motorsport event. We defy you not to be impressed as you enter corners where the average car and driver would be on-the-limit at 70mph at nearly double that speed.
This is the third volume of the definitive history of one of the world’s most exciting sports. Award-winning motorcycle film producer, David Wood, utilises his extensive archive, plus material from scores of other sources, modern day interviews and race coverage, to present an unsurpassed, entertaining and historically significant record of motorcycle racing. In The Other Champions, we cover racing classes other than the Blue Riband 500cc championship, i.e. the lightweights from 50cc to 350cc, and of course those modern day charioteers - the sidecar racers. All of these classes have had many worthy champions over the years - several of whom are featured in this episode. Pressure, Money & The Need to Win profiles the the ultra-professional approach to motorcycle racing which has produced a new breed of rider who have to be as committed to the commercial aspects of the sport as they are to winning races. The trend is made clear as we hear from one of the first riders who presented himself as a TV personality - Barry Sheene. Then, as action footage unfolds, we speak to several 1980s stars whose highly professional approach epitomised the sport; Kenny Roberts, Freddie Spencer, Wayne Gardner and Kevin Schwantz to name but a few.
Featuring a full review of the 2006 season, embark on a journey through 16 countries over four continents, on some of the world’s most challenging terrain, covering the sub-zero temperatures of Sweden and famous high-speed rollercoaster roads of Finland, to the rough and rocky stages in Greece and the tricky mountaineous asphalt of Corsica. The WRC is the most gruelling motorsport on the planet, tackled by some of the World’s most talented drivers.
Introduced by the legendary Geoff Duke, here are two nostalgic films that demonstrate the ferocious riding talent of US riders Steve Baker and Freddie Spencer. ’Formula 750 Champion’ follows Baker through his 1978 Eurpoean GP road racing campaign as he competes in the fastest class of the day. As one of the first Americans to take part in the Grand Prix series, there was no room for error. This skilled Works Yamaha racer manoeuvred his way with precision through a very eventful season battling against Suzuki rider Barry Sheene and charting a dozen crashes on the way! ’Spa’ brings all the drama from the 1982 Belgium GP, where ’Fast’ Freddie Spencer celebrated Independence Day in style thanks to an incredible 500cc victory. As one of the most dangerous and spectacular racing circuits in Europe, massive crowds gathered to marvel at the world’s best motorcycle aces as they took on a truly testing track! The film also takes a look at some great Sidecar action from Spa, and there’s footage from the 250cc class. Featuring interviews with big names like Kenny Roberts, Barry Sheene, Graham Crosby, Giacomo Agostini and many more, this is a nostalgic glimpse into life in the paddock and on the racetrack from a memorable era of motorsport.
Due to popular demand, Duke are proud to present this DVD review for the first time since 1993! In a competition that has been historically dominated by America, this year saw a third consecutive win for the French - and a pretty impressive performance from the UK racers as well. We’ve condensed all 14 races into four digestible hours. We bring you the best sprinting, passing, braking, and crashing from all that oval track action - and it’s certainly not for the feint-hearted!
Tears and laughter, dirty moves, crashes, controversy, heroes and villains – the BTCC has it all! Now in it’s 48th year, the competition has become one of motorsport’s biggest success stories. This season was jam-packed with all the high-drama typical of the BTCC, and the big teams like Halfords, SEAT Sport, VX Racing and Team RAC put forward some incredibly competitive machines. Both Jason Plato and Colin Turkington retained a mathematical chance of stealing Matt Neal’s crown up until the very last stage at Silverstone. This massive review brings four hours of highlights from Brands Hatch, Mondello Park, Oulton Park, Thruxton, Croft and Snetterton - plus extended highlights from two of the greatest BTCC races ever witnessed; the classic rounds at Knockhill and Donington Park! Featuring some footage not seen before on British TV. With the best driving from no less than 30 races this review is not to be missed!
Manxman Mark Higgins defends his title against 3-times BRC winner Johnny Milner in this fully-loaded account of the 2006 Tesco 99 Octane MSA British Rally Championship! This nerve-wrecking season was always going to be a spectacle, but with a whole host of unrelenting weather conditions and incessantly unforgiving terrain, the skills of the drivers and their team mates were really put to the test. With nearly four hours of extensive highlights from all BRC stages including the Pirelli International, the Jim Clark International, the Ulster, Rally Isle of Man, the Yorkshire and Wales Rally GB. Plus you can check out some of the best-looking Evo Lancers and Subarus in motorsport. Fantastic on-board cameras deliver the very best white-knuckle action from the heart of each event.
Barry Briggs MBE is world famous, not only for his four World Speedway Championships, but also as the most prominent speedway personality in the history of the sport. In this definitive and exclusive video biography, which is available on DVD for the first time, ‘Briggo’ tells his own story to Mark Cross. It is illustrated using Barry’s personal archive, as well as rare TV and film archive material. We also get a great insight into Briggo’s character and interests, which range from car racing and football to gold mining! Also features contributions from Ivan Maugher and Ove Fundin.
Special DVD extra: In a new interview with Bruce Cox, Barry reminisces about speedway in Europe, the USA and Japan, as well as talking about his equally-colourful life after retirement from racing.
No man has ever shaped the destiny of his chosen sport more than “Big Daddy”, both in technical innovation and sheer professionalism. ‘Champion Garlits’ mixes archive footage of the many milestones of Don’s career with an extensive interview with the man himself, in his Museum of Drag Racing. The triumphs, the disasters, the highs and lows of this champion of the drag strip are all recalled. Don was the first man to run a 250 mph terminal speed standing quarter, and on another occasion he tripped the lights near to this terminal speed backwards! These and many other highlights of a remarkable career are included in this action-packed programme.
Bike Grand Prix 1988 features drama from all 15 races, including the heroics of Brit riders Niall Mackenzie and Ron Haslam, the spectacular style of the ever-popular Randy Mamola, the sensational spills and the memorable first 500cc win for Wayne Rainey.
Some of the earliest film from Castrol Library providing a visual feast of cars. Maserati, Fraser Nash, ERA, Alvis, Alfa, Jaguar XK 120 and BRM, (on its debut appearance) can be seen in action at venues as diverse as the European Grand Prix at Silverstone and Hillclimbing at Shelsey Walsh and Prescott. Also featured are the entertaining 500 Club races at Silverstone, the Empire Trophy Races in the Isle of Man and the Goodwood races. The drivers’ names read like a who’s-who of this golden era of motoring - Fangio, Reg Parnell, Cooper, and Fagioli. (Black & White)
This 1953 footage featuring the milestone moments of the inaugural meeting at Oulton Park with some of the earliest on-board camera work. There’s also coverage of the Swiss Grand Prix, where we’re treated to the lusty growls of early Ferraris, Cooper Bristols, Gordinis and many others, being driven (over cobbles!) by Fangio, Mike Hawthorn, Farina, Bonnetto, and the two-time World Champion - Alberto Ascari. The second part of the film covers early powerboat racing at Windermere. (Colour)
One of the first films made for the world famous Castrol Film Library portrays a wide range of motorcycle sport activity during 1950. Narrated in classic period style by Graham Walker (father of Murray Walker) this is 60 minutes of pure nostalgia.
Enigmatic, charismatic, hugely popular...and one of the world’s greatest and most exciting rally drivers, Ari Vatanen remains one of the most memorable stars of the Eighties and early Nineties. The dramatic style that brought him wide-ranging international success still has the power to get the adrenalin going as you’ll find in this compelling DVD! We find Ari in New Zealand just days before he led the 1992 Rally of New Zealand in his Subaru. Not only does Ari talks about his competition career but you can also hear his views on life in general and enjoy archive action footage from most areas of his competitive life. Superb!
F1, WRC, NASCAR… 16 of the best drivers in the world went head-to head in the Stade de France on 4 December – but who was the fastest? Top names including David Coulthard and WRC Champion Sebastien Loeb are set to compete in teams representing their home countries. We’ve got it all covered in this action-packed DVD, featuring interviews with McCrae, Schumacher, Loeb & Coulthard plus on-board laps from Marcus Gronholm. Don’t miss all the highlights from this gladiatorial showdown! DVD bonuses: behind-the-scenes & photo gallery.
If you’ve ever owned a Fiesta and loved it, this programme is definitely for you! Since the very first rolled off the production line, it has provided fun for thousands of drivers. Twenty-five years on, this programme delivers a comprehensive history of this super-mini. Ford was one of the last companies to break into the small-car market, but it was determined to the best. The Fiesta was designed to provide car buyers with a small car that promised style, safety, and reliability at low cost – and it definitely delivered! This small but perfectly formed motor was designed and built internationally to ensure a worldwide appeal. This programme follows the Fiesta story from the birth of a concept to the finished product using detailed original footage of the design and fabrication process, featuring in-factory shots from Ford headquarters and plants in Valencia, Bordeaux, and Dagenham. Special features include original advertising and its first appearances at international motor shows. Back to the present, we get a bit more unconventional and visit a motor show to interview owners and enthusiasts of Fiestas with crazy body kits, alloys and even nitrous oxide systems! We also take a trip to the circuit to see the speedy XR2 models in action at a touring car rally championship. Plus, we test the brand new Fiesta to the limit on the Anglesey roads. Driving a Fiesta is all about fun, and so is this programme! We cover every model from conventional to crazy and meet owners who are downright mad about their cars!
This official review kicks off the season with the Cherokee Trails International Rally in Cleveland, Tennessee then races across the country to the Subaru Rim of the World International Rally in Lancaster, California, returning to the East Coast with the International Rally in New York. Finally we round up this all-new event with the final round results and post-race analysis. The cars featured are familiar to rally fans everywhere - mostly Subaru Imprezas and Mitsubishi Evos - but there are also plenty of entries from cars youÍd only get to see in action on a US event, including the occasional pickup truck and one or two jeeps! Competitors range from regional, to national, to international rally stars including the likes of big names including Tom Lawless, Peter Workum and the legendary John Buffum, the most successful American rally driver of all time. All the best championship highlights are captured here by trackside and on-board cameras, alongside service interviews and round-by-round results tables, providing the ultimate coverage of this fantastic championship.
The record books finally read Nigel Mansell - World Champion, but the sweet taste of success did not come easily. This documentary tells the inside story of Mansell’s Formula one challenge. In the competitive world of F1, few drivers have shown more determination or made more personal and financial sacrifices than Nigel Mansell O.B.E. Nigel’s 11 years in F1 were a prelude to victory in ’92 when an unsurpassed display of fine motor racing from the Mansell-Williams - Elf-Renault partnership reaped rewards. This superb film profiles the turbulent ’91 season when frustrating mechanical troubles forced the team to make a spectacular late season charge. The year finished with drivers, engineers and fuel technicians working together in a formidable display of racecraft that formed the springboard for Mansell’s ’92 world title challenge.
Nigel himself provides illuminating insights into his single-minded dedication to advancing his career, and reveals what motivated him throughout the demanding season. Also included is ’Going for Pole’ - a short action-packed tribute to Mansell and the other kings of Grand Prix which captures the supreme drama of qualifying for pole position. Ayrton Senna, Jean Alesi and Riccardo Patrese star.
This official and exclusive review captures the atmosphere and sense of occasion that only a visit to the Circuit de la Sarthe can provide. All the very best action from 24-hours of pedal-to-the-metal racing is condensed to provide the official record of this truly memorable event - delivering awesome race footage and interviews with the top drivers.
Dodge Viper GTS v. Porsche 911 GT3, American brute v. German brains, at its best! Two legends among sports cars pushed at the highest pace against each other. This time Mr. X challenges Tony Montana in a dramatic race through Stockholm. Awesome machines with heritage from race tracks around the world, and both models have victories in the toughest race of them all - the Le Mans 24 hour endurance race. This DVD is just packed with massive action, babes, tests and extras. Certificate 18. Adults only.