Great Racing Cars

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  • 2002
  • 1 Season

Great Racing Cars is a compelling original series from Motor Trend OnDemand that gives viewers an in-depth look at some of the most iconic racing cars of all time. This show is a must-watch for any racing enthusiast, as it delves into the rich history of motorsports and the vehicles that have made it such an exciting and captivating sport.

Each episode of Great Racing Cars focuses on a different racing car, with a particular emphasis on the various aspects of its design, performance, racing history, and impact on the world of motorsports. From the classic muscle cars of the 1960s and 70s to the cutting-edge high-tech race cars of today, this series offers a comprehensive and fascinating look at the evolution of racing cars over the years.

One of the most unique aspects of Great Racing Cars is the way it combines expert interviews, firsthand accounts, and archival footage to bring each car to life. Viewers will hear from top automotive experts, racing drivers, and engineers, as well as from the people who designed and built these incredible machines. In addition, the series includes plenty of on-track action, with plenty of footage of these racing cars in action, tearing up the track and thrilling audiences around the world.

Throughout the show, viewers will learn about the different features and technologies that make each car special, and gain a deeper understanding of the engineering behind these incredible machines. From the aerodynamics of the bodywork to the finely tuned engines that power them, Great Racing Cars takes you on a journey of discovery, exploring the technical innovations that have made these cars among the fastest and most powerful in the world.

Another exciting aspect of Great Racing Cars is the way it explores the racing history of each car, highlighting the key events and accomplishments that helped to define its place in the world of motorsports. From world championships to iconic races like the Le Mans 24 Hours, each car has a unique racing history, and this series does an excellent job of unpacking the stories behind those events.

Whether you're a seasoned racing fan or just getting into the sport, Great Racing Cars has something to offer. With its blend of expert analysis, thrilling footage, and engaging storytelling, this series is a fascinating look at the world of motorsports and the incredible cars that make it such a thrilling and compelling sport.

Overall, Great Racing Cars is a must-watch for any racing enthusiast, and is sure to leave you with a newfound appreciation for the incredible engineering and design that goes into creating some of the world's most iconic racing cars. With its combination of expert interviews, archival footage, and on-track action, this series is a thrilling journey through the history of motorsports, and a celebration of the cars that have helped to define it over the years.

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The Maserati of Modena
29. The Maserati of Modena
January 1, 2002
Join British historian Neville Hay as he takes us on a journey through time and space, a journey where we examine the history of the Maserati in Formula 1 GP racing.
Roaring to Victory: The Jaguar Story from 1985 to 1988 Le Mans
28. Roaring to Victory: The Jaguar Story from 1985 to 1988 Le Mans
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After an absence of almost three decades, Jaguar returned to top flight sportscar racing in 1985. This is the action-packed story of how the legendary British marque roared back to victory.
Vanwall Victory
27. Vanwall Victory
January 1, 2002
This historically significant film depicts the memorable 1957 Monaco GP and first ever victory by a British car in a World Championship GP.
Golden Years Ferrari
26. Golden Years Ferrari
January 1, 2002
Take a look into the life Enzo Ferrari and the company he built in this documentary chronicling Ferrari race cars, drivers and production vehicles through the 1980's.
GT40s At Watkins Glen
25. GT40s At Watkins Glen
January 1, 2002
The reunion of forty GT-40s from places as far away as South Africa at a US road course was a high powered and popular event organised by the SVRA.
The Cat Came Back
24. The Cat Came Back
January 1, 2002
The racing history of Jaguar in the 1980's is the subject of this epiosde of the Golden Age of Motor Racing.
Racing Rovers
23. Racing Rovers
January 1, 2002
The British Rover and it's racing carrer are examined in this episode of the Golden Age of Motor Racing.
250F Maserati
22. 250F Maserati
January 1, 2002
A standard in Grand Prix racing from 1954 to 1960, the Maserati 250F Formula one race car is examined through extensive archive footage and driver interviews.
Alfa Romeo
21. Alfa Romeo
January 1, 2002
Now owned by Fiat, Alfa Romeo was building automobiles for auto racing since 1911. Explore the rise, fall and rebirth of this iconic brand.
Aston Martin the David Brown Years
20. Aston Martin the David Brown Years
January 1, 2002
In this episode we take a look at the history of the Aston Martin company from 1947 to 1972 under the ownership of David Brown.
The BMW Story
19. The BMW Story
January 1, 2002
The origins and history of the BMW corperation and their impact on auto racing is brought to light with archive footage and driver interviews in this documentary.
Ford and the GT40
18. Ford and the GT40
January 1, 2002
The legendary success of Ford and the GT 40 program is detailed in this documentary about the cars design and wins at Le Mans from 1966 to 1969.
The Cooper Story
17. The Cooper Story
January 1, 2002
In this Golden Age of Motor Racing The Cooper story is told from humble beginnings at Charles Cooper's small garage in Surbiton to Formula One success and domination of British racing. Includes interviews with John Cooper, Jack Brabham and Sir Stirling Moss.
Grand Prix: The Past Comes Alive
16. Grand Prix: The Past Comes Alive
January 1, 2002
You may think the sights and sounds of the great Grand Prix cars of the past have been consigned to history - but nothing could be further from the truth.
Jaguar D Type
14. Jaguar D Type
January 1, 2002
In in depth look at the Jaguar "D" type is the subject of this episode of Golden Age of Motor Racing.
Jaguar XK120
13. Jaguar XK120
January 1, 2002
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Jaguar XJS Racing
12. Jaguar XJS Racing
January 1, 2002
In this episode of The Golden Age of Moto Racing we look back at the racing success of the Jaguar XJS in the 1970's and 80's.
The Racing Days of The Jaguar 'E' Type & Mk 2 Saloons
11. The Racing Days of The Jaguar 'E' Type & Mk 2 Saloons
January 1, 2002
In this episode of Golden Age of Motor Racing, producer and historian Neville Hay recounts the history of the Mk2 racing Jaguar saloon cars of the 1960s as well as the sleek and stylish 'E-Type' Jaguar racers, including the rare light weight alluminuim versions.
Mercedes Part 1
9. Mercedes Part 1
January 1, 2002
Relive the Golden Age of Motor Racing as we examine the beginings and racing heritage of the Mercedes-Benz company through the 1950's.
Lotus Story Pt 1
5. Lotus Story Pt 1
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BRM: 3 Litre Finale
4. BRM: 3 Litre Finale
January 1, 2002
In the fourth volume of this unique, commemorative, four-part series, motorsport historian Neville Hay recalls the final days of BRM and their GP victories, the story behind the complicated H16 and the departure of Graham Hill and Tony Rudd.
BRM: V8 for Victory
3. BRM: V8 for Victory
January 1, 2002
By 1962 team manager and chief engineer Tony Rudd had been told: "Win two Grands Prix or the team folds". With that in mind, he persevered with the development of the rear-engined, 1.5 litre V8 P57 that enabled Graham Hill to not only win four championship races (and the World Drivers' title) but also secure BRM's first Constructors' title.
BRM: The P25 Promise
2. BRM: The P25 Promise
January 1, 2002
Witness the P25 as it made its debut with Peter Collins in late 1955. Motoring historian Neville Hay recaptures this promising period in BRM's history and finally, to Alfred Owen's immense joy, their first win in a World Championship event in 1959 with Jo Bonnier.
BRM: The V16 Years
1. BRM: The V16 Years
January 1, 2002
In the first volume of this commemorative four part series, motorsport historian Neville Hay reveals BRM's early history, including the concept and development of the V16 and the subsequent acquisition of BRM by Rubery Owen.
  • Premiere Date
    January 1, 2002