Last week in the Epilogue to the French Grand Prix at Tours, we included a link to a YouTube video called ‘Supercharged, The Grand Prix Car, 1924-1939.’ It is a shortened version of the original 79 minute VCR that was produced in 1985. (which now can only be found used). The video covers all Grand Prix racing from 1924-1939, from Donnington to Tripoli. It’s one of the best of the genre we’ve ever seen, with scenes in color by George Monkhouse, restored cars being driven by John Watson, and much more great documentary film, well edited and well written. The footage of the Silver Arrows is particularly interesting in light of this year’s Goodwood Revival (covered this week, below).
If you haven’t seen it, click on the image at left to watch it. You’ll return to VeloceToday with a new appreciation of those very important interwar years. _________________