The British International Motor
Shows were an annual celebration of the very latest car designs, and British
Movietone News reported on all of them that were held at Earls Court throughout
the ’70s, until the last in 1976.
All those reports are contained
in this DVD alongside features on the Commercial Vehicle Shows of ’71, ’72 and
’74, the Racing Car Shows of ’71 and ’73, the Earls Court Motor Fair in ‘77 and
the Custom Car Show at Alexandra Palace in ’79.
Over 100 different car types
that defined the decade are featured. It was the decade that pre-figured the
rapid decline of the British motor industry and the last ditch attempts of an
ailing British Leyland to shore up its market share and exports with a range of
Cars featured include : Triumph
Stag, Triumph GT-6, Lotus Europa, Lotus Esprit, Vauxhall Firenza, Jaguar XJ12,
Morris Marina Estate, Aston Martin Lagonda, Panther De Ville, Rolls-Royce
Camargue, Aston Martin Vantage, Vanden Plas 1500, Lamborghini, Maserati Merak,
Jensen-Healy, Ferrari 308 GTB, Triumph TR7, MG V8, MG Midget and the ever
iconic Austin Mini, Austin Allegro, Ford Cortina and Ford Capri among many,
Alongside the Motor Show
reports, this DVD also includes the high-speed thrills of the British Motor
Racing Scene with complete newsreel reports on The British Grand Prix in ’71,
’73, ’74, ’75 and ’76, Brand’s Hatch in ’71 and ’74, The International Rally Of
Great Britain in ’72 and the Historic Car Championship at Silverstone in ’73.
Famous drivers Niki Lauda, Graham Hill, Jackie Stewart, Ronny Peterson, James
Hunt, Tom Pryce and Guy Edwards are featured among many more!
BONUS FEATURE –
The mute film rushes of the
uncut report of the British International Motor Show in Birmingham, 1980.
Release Date: 29/07/2013
Our Price: £10.99