1957 Monaco Grand Prix

Posted: March 2, 2014 in Vintage Cars, vintage racing

This seems to be evolving into a vintage car blog more than motorcycling but what the heck.

I’m a fan of these old cars and the giants who drove them, it was a special time in motor racing history not to mention the era when the world was full of hope and promise after the whole WWII unpleasantness.

The cars were making the transition from front to rear engine,  Fangio would retire soon and in 1958 three drivers were lost, so I feel this film gives a good glimpse into what was going on at the time.

Due to the footage now easily available on You Tube, it’s possible to see a time capsule of The Way It Was.  This film has good narration, the quality is quite good and has great coverage of Monaco itself which I always enjoy, being a hopeless Francophile.

Enjoy

 

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