Through a fortuitous set of circumstances we came into possesion of over 300 original and unpublished contact strips from the film “Grand Prix”, John Frankenheimer’s classic, and stylish 1966 Formula One film. This collection of almost 10,000 shots came from Jim Russell a former racing driver who worked on the film.
Well, with a little tender loving care, it turned out these made quite presentable photos, so we obviously couldn’t just keep them to ourselves. So with a fanfare and a drum roll, we proudly present a brand new section on the site.
Obviously this isn’t directly related to slot cars, but it was just too good an opportunity to miss. With a cast list including James Garner, Francoise Hardy, Graham Hill, Juan Manuel Fangio, and many, many more the film was an epic period piece, but what a period.
Arguably the finest era of Formula One, captured in stunning detail with some of the best racing sequences ever.
If you’ve never seen the film, make sure you do. And if you have, we hope you enjoy this little look at some of the publicity and behind the scenes photos.