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.
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.
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.
In questi 60 minuti di pura adrenalina scopriremo come il mestiere di correre spesso diventa rischio mortale. Auto, moto, camion, fuoribordo che si esibiscono in una serie incredibile di incidenti dai quali i piloti spesso riappariranno indenni scatenando in noi stupore e incredulità. 60 minuti di immagini spettacolari che ci raccontano gli inevitabili incidenti di chi ha scelto per mestiere il pericolo.
In this 208-minute DVD it is included Duke’s entire archive of broadcast footage, for the first time. Featuring elbow-to-elbow action, full commentary and rider interviews, much of it is not seen on TV, sit back and share the eighties GP experience with ’Steady’ Eddie. ’Fast’ Freddie, Randy, Raymond Roche, Ron Haslam, Barry Sheene and other stars at no less than 8 different circuits.
To many motorcycle racing fans, this was one of the most remarkable seasons of 500cc competition ever.
Legendary names of the Grand Prix circuit did battle across the world in 12 fast-paced, demanding races - and now you can re-live highlights from these amazing dices in the latest of the Bike Grand Prix series released on DVD by Duke. The footage has been re-edited to take you even closer to the action as Americans Freddy Spencer and Eddie Lawson go head-to-head in the championship battle, closely shadowed by the likes of Ron Haslam, Wayne Gardner, Randy Mamola, Christian Sarron and many more of motorcycle racing’s biggest names.
Bike Grand Prix 1986 brings you all the vital moments, with incredible trackside, on-board and slo-mo footage, plus fascinating interviews with the leading riders Freddie Spencer, Eddie Lawson, Randy Mamola, Ron Haslam, Wayne Gardner, Kevin Schwants etc. There’s also the debuts of British sensation Niall Mackenzie, future World Champion Kevin Schwantz and legend Kenny Roberts’ Yamaha team.
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.
Bike Grand Prix 1989 - This is the gripping story of the tightly-contested race for the 500cc crown of 1989, on DVD for the first time. Three-times world Champion Eddie Lawson takes the fight to fellow American Wayne Rainey in a down-to-the-wire title battle during a season of thrills, spills, controversy and breath-taking action.
Bike Grand Prix 1990 - The hard-fought battles and chilling spills of the 1990 500cc World Championship are captured in this stunning review, on DVD for the first time. Amazing race footage, awesome on-bike shots and contributions from leading riders, including Rainey, Lawson and Schwantz, take you to the heart of the action.
Bike Grand Prix 1991 - The full story of the dramatic battle for the 1991 500cc World Championship crown is documented on DVD for the first. Stunning footage of elbow-to-elbow racing, breathtaking on-board shots and intimate rider interviews put you at the heart of the action as Wayne Rainey defends his crown against some of the biggest names on two wheels, including Kevin Schwantz and Mick Doohan.
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.
There was only one fitting way to celebrate the Centenary of the Isle of Man TT - the biggest party the festival has ever seen! For nine nights in 2007, the roar of incredible machines and thousands of fans filled the air as TT on the Prom brought the most thrilling entertainment on wheels to Douglas Promenade. World Champion stunt riders journeyed to the Isle of Man to do battle for TT Freestyle Stunt Championship title, and you can witness the incredible skills of Christian Pfeiffer, Humberto Ribiero, Matti Tepsa, Mattie Griffen and Angyal Zoltan. Then there’s the extraordinary exploits of the world’s top stunt driver Russ Swift, performing unbelievable manoeuvres in a selection of high-performance cars. Crowd pleaser Steve Colley shows exactly why he’s the number one extreme trials rider, including setting a new World Record, and the Honda Bolddog Lings Freestyle MX team thrill the fans with huge leaps - including a 360 degree back flip! Plus, the Pyromaniac unleashes the awesome power of the jet-powered quad, with its ear-splitting roar and bright-burning flames. It wasn’t all high octane - the Free Runners, stars of TV and film, may have been on foot, but their brave leaps were still spectacular. And then there’s the always colourful Purple Helmets! Centennial TT on the Prom came to a stunning end with a star-studded gathering of TT legends and iconic machinery. This was an extraordinary chance to see vintage race-winning machines close-up, and hear their engines roar back into life, as well as hearing from the great names from TT history, including Mick Grant, Phil Read and Michelle Duff in conversation with the late Geoff Cannell. This DVD contains highlights from this very special conclusion to what proved a very special TT on the Prom. Sit back and experience the fast and furious action and the unmistakeable atmosphere of the Centennial TT on the Prom.
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.
Those crazy rally addicts from the chassis-smashing land of Scandinavia are at it again! Throughout the Nineties our brave cameramen spent many hours dodging the battered, motorised bullets that compete in Finland’s numerous championship events and historic rallies and, as ever, their footage (plus some from Sweden) includes plenty of ditches, rolls, somersaults, tree splats and shattered glass, crunched bonnets, mashed bumpers and flying metal.
Most of the cars are true rally ’classics’ from the days when grunt meant more than glamour, but there’s also some of the Big Guns of Group B whose legend lives on - though maybe not quite as they envisaged! On-board camera shots allow you to feel every bump and camber as the cars hurtle towards disaster.