1992 Pirelli Classic Marathon DVD
Duke Video Notes:
Featuring Stirling Moss, Gijs van Lennep, Ronnie McCartney, Anne Hall & Ron Gammons with commentary by Richard Hay.
The Mitsubishi Classic Marathon recreates the action and atmosphere of the great Alpine rallies of the past in a wonderful celebration of a Golden Era of motoring. The event brings together an amazing collection of vintage cars for an epic journey across Europe, combining speed and regularity tests, long runs through glorious scenery and gruelling climbs through mountain passes in the longest and toughest classic rally in the world.
In 1992, 95 crews from around the world gathered in Holland for the start of a six-day journey through six countries to Italy. The line-up featured sportscar and Grand Prix legends Stirling Moss and Gijs van Lennep alongside the likes of Irish rally star Ronnie McCartney, MG expert Ron Gammons, rally veteran Anne Hall and more. However, the real stars were the cars, and what a line-up! The field featured MGBs, Mini Coopers, Jaguars, Porsche, Austin Healey, Morgan, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Mercedes and more.
The crews faced tough speed and regularity tests through pretty villages and along awesome Alpine passes. Undoubtedly one of the must-see sequences is the speed trial up the infamous Stelvio, where the crews faced 48 hairpins in just eight miles - in the snow! It proved too much for some leading contenders.
Enjoy breathtaking film of vintage vehicles at speed against the backdrop of spectacular scenery, including plenty of in-car action courtesy of the likes of Le Mans winner van Lennep - including his event-ending crash - and soak up the sounds of evocative engine notes. This is no drive in the country, this is an ultra competitive race to end which sees the crews take on gruelling routes in challenging weather, and ends with the top three separated by just three seconds!
Wonderful camerawork, amazing footage and the informed commentary from Richard Hay transport you to the roads of Europe to join great drivers and iconic cars for a celebration of the true spirit of motoring.
"A really super event" - Stirling Moss