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.
“Delta the Legend” is an editorial / multimedia innovative product which combines beautiful images of Manrico Martella, one of the best photographers in the motorsport world, in period films that retrace the moments of unrepeatable adventure, lasted eight years. Not only. "Delta The Legend" is also a story of men who, with their abilities, their insights, their geniality were able to transform a production car, in a true legend. In a worldwide icon. And who better than them, he could tell about various facets: by project engineers to drivers, by mechanics to public relations men, by sports directors to designers, who remember firsthand the events that characterize those unrepeatable eight seasons.
PHOTOGRAPHIC BOOK of 240 pages with anecdotes, technical features, tales of the team and the car that won the World Rally Championship for 6 consecutive years.
Bilingual Italian / English
DVD "THE MOVIE" - 88 min. - Directed by: Tiziano Vuillermoz.
Through the testimonies of the protagonists of that unrepeatable history and unpublished images of what was the most exciting period of the Italian rallying, unfolds an exciting and compelling story of what has been the most prestigious example of industrial foresight, which led one of the oldest brands and "charm" of Italian motoring at the top of world motorsport.
Bilingual Italian / English
DVD "FRAGMENTS" is a collection of "splinters", sometimes private, sometimes funny and certainly always engaging, narrated by the protagonists that gave rise to the legend of Delta.
Bilingual Italian / English
Racing a specially prepared camera car through the ’71 Circuit of Ireland Rally, past winner Paddy Hopkirk captures some spectacular footage for the unique film A Dash Of The Irish. Local drivers mix with teams from as far away as Peru at the 187-car race, which has rapid hill climbs and steep, twisting descents. Even top rally drivers find the hairpin turns and rugged terrain tough going, with over 40 cars out of action after the first night. Mechanical failure, rollovers and a fiery crash add to the drama, which continues right up to the final stage in a close finish. The 70s racing scene is further brought to life in the programme ’Winning Ain’t Easy’, which is a comprehensive record of Dealer Team Vauxhall’s 1975 motorsport year, featuring drag racing at Wroughton and a super saloon race at Oulton Park. Highlights from the fast tarmac of the Castrol International Manx Rally are also showcased in this 70s racing extravaganza.
Here we recall the memorable clash between Audi and Lancia on CorsicaÍs notorious tarmac in the 1983 Tour de Corse. Furthermore a fascinating comparison between the Ford Rally team at the 1978 Rally of 1000 Lakes and Jody Scheckter at the British F1 GP.
This is worth watching just for the sound of the fabulous Quattro and Tony Pond’s dry humour while driving in the outclassed Celica!
Grand Prix Trio 1955 gives a memorable review of the Monaco, Dutch and British Grands Prix. The stars are Moss and Fangio performing under the watchful eye of the legendary Mercedes team manager Alfred Neubaur.
Grand Prix d’Europe 1958 was the fastest and shortest GP of the 1958 season. Hawthorn sets a new lap record of 132.36 mph for the 8.75 mile Spa Francorchamps circuit. The race also marks the first Grand Prix win for Tony Brooks.
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.
A rare colour film from acclaimed producer Sam Coles of the eight ’international classics’ that comprised the 1951 World Motorcycle Road Racing Championships. Featuring the Spanish, Swiss, Belgian, French, Ulster and Nations GPs, plus the Dutch and IOM TT. Geoff Duke and his single-cylinder Norton challenge the multi-cylinder Gilera, Moto Guzzi and MV Agusta teams in some thrilling dices.
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)
A look at back in time via two classic motorcycle road racing productions. The 1955 German Grand Prix presents a rare opportunity for viewers to enjoy vintage GP racing. Featuring an all out duel between Geoff Duke and Walter Zeller. Plus, the 1956 North West 200 including Bob MacIntyre racing at nearly 100 mph! Nostalgic viewing at its very best.
The 1976 Castrol/Autosport Rally Championship was an action-packed international event that kept fans on tenterhooks until the last stages, and the four rounds shown here are full of classic rallying youï¿½ll never see the likes of again. The Ford RS 1800s and Lancia Stratos were driven by now-famous names such as Ari Vatanen and Andy Dawson, who had to contend with slippery cobblestones, yumps, sharp corners and deep mud. Some cars ended up bogged in water traps while others came to rest in turnip fields, down embankments and even in the Irish Sea! Although the cars look a lot different than todayï¿½s turbocharged machines, the racing was as competitive as ever and the crowds just as passionate. Only three points separated the top two drivers in the final round of this exciting slice of rallying history.
Welcome to Singleton Park where we visit a typical vintage car rally to capture all the fun and atmosphere of a vintage day out on a splendid summers day. Over 500 historic vehicles have turned out and we have chosen some of the many superb examples to show you.
This programme shows there is a lot more to the Quattro story than the legendary rally cars of the 1980s – it is actually a twenty-six year old success story that is still being written! Quattro - the Full Story examines the history of the legendary machines using archive and new footage. It charts the rise of the groundbreaking 4WD model and follows its progress from humble beginnings to the glory years of rallying and beyond. Designers, drivers and team managers are interviewed about their roles in developing the classic car and there is plenty of rally race action. A fascinating portrait of one of motorsport’s fastest and most popular marques.
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.
On occasion of the 100th edition of the oldest road race in the world, this book goes through the history of all Targa Florio races under various edges: historical facts, regulations, legendary duels, profiles of the key people, full statistics, and more.
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!
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.