The History of Motor Racing 1950s DVD
The 1950's was a magnificent era in which motor racing truly 'came of age'. It was during this golden decade that some of the world's most influential manufacturers and drivers made their mark, leaving us with an extensive archive of dazzling technical innovation and exciting characters.
Join motoring historian Neville Hay as he recalls the major stepping stones of this memorable period with a wealth of facts, anecdotes, interviews and glorious racing footage.
1951 Juan Manuel Fangio took the honours, again with Alfa, but Gonzales' victory in the British Grand Prix gave Ferrari their first GP win.
1952 - 3 Years dominated by Alberto Ascar and Ferrari.
1954 - 7 Fangio was supreme driving 1 Mercedes, Lancia, Ferrari and Maserati, challenged by Moss, Hawthorn, Collins and Musso.
1958 Hawthorn narrowly won the title from! Moss with Tony Vandervell's Vanwall winning ' the constructor's championship.
1959 Coopers and Jack Brabham heralded the next era. Who could forget the Ferrari victories in sports cars, Moss in his Mercedes iri the Mille Miglia or the Jaguar victories at Le Mans? All crowned by Aston Martin's year of, triumph.