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This stunning collection of historic rarities – part of the Ford Archive Gems series – brings together three classic rallying films from the 1960s and ‘70s to offer a unique insight into a golden era of rallying and a rare chance to learn the tricks of the trade from some of the greatest drivers ever to grace a special stage.
Rally Driving, from 1973, delivers a masterclass in the art of rally from awesome legends Timo Makinen, Hannu Mikkola and the late, great Roger Clark as they demonstrate how to put a full-blooded Ford rally car around the most challenging of stages. From classroom to cockpit, this is a fascinating insight into the skills of these legends. It also features the wry observations of writer Jilly Cooper.
In 1979’s Special Stage renowned sports broadcaster Dickie Davies spends four days learning to tackle a Ford Escort rally car alongside Clark. Staggering on-board footage of the master at work is brought to life by ‘co-driver’ Davies’ lively commentary as they tear around the forest stage.
Seven Survivors chronicles the 1963 East African Safari, when more than 80 cars set out for the 3,200 miles of competition over some of the toughest terrain in the world, and just seven made it back. Rally greats including Pat Moss and Erik Carlsson are featured on this rare film.