Spa Francorchamps 1955 Grand Prix Video

A superb period movie from 1955, showing the original layout of Spa Francorchamps in Belgium. Created by Shell, it features authentic British Newsreader voiceover, commenting on how drivers take bends almost flat out at 180mph, ‘but beware of the ditch on the outside to catch the unwary…’

Stirring stuff, almost 30 minutes long, but worth sitting for a great film.

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Author: Neill Watson

If you love the sound of the Cosworth V8 as much as the V12 Merlin, the smell of Jet A1 as much as Castrol R and admire the late Ray Hanna as much as Sir Stirling, you’ll find you’re both on the same page. Neill's love of art deco buildings means that his ideal home would be a brilliant white, 1930′s control tower in Southern France, with crisply mown grass, biplane parked on the driveway and a Ferrari 288GTO in the garage. This is something that those around him tolerate, though it does concern them from time to time.

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