Friday, November 18, 2016

The 1959 Rutland Grand Prix

Click on the still above to view this short film on the British Film Institute website.

There the blurb runs:
15-year-old Peter Ross may not have gone on to be the next Stirling Moss and would be far too young for any Champagne but he does have one important victory to his name: the 1959 Rutland Grand Prix. 
This downhill race for homemade go-karts brings out the camera of ATV's Midland Montage magazine programme with reporter Leslie Dunn, who was also regular on the BBC's Archers radio serial at the time.
Dunn played Christine's husband Paul, who deserted her and was later killed in a helicopter crash.

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