Probably the best motor racing film ever.
I doubt there are many motorsports fans that havent seen, or at least heard of "Grand Prix".
Directed by John Frankenheimer, this classic 1966 film was both innovative and iconic, and is rightly classed as a motor sport masterpiece.
It featured a star studded international cast headed by James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Yves Montand, Brian Bedford, Jessica Walter, and Françoise Hardy.
It also featured an even more impressive list of elite drivers, including Juan Manuel Fangio, Phil Hill, Graham Hill, Chris Amon, Lorenzo Bandini, Jack Brabham, Jim Clark, Dan Gurney, Bruce McLaren, and Jochen Rindt.
Daily Telegraph - 21 December 2016
Nearly every motoring enthusiast has a favourite racing film. But 50 years ago today, MGM released possibly the ultimate Formula 1 screen drama.
After five decades it is still possible to imagine the impact of the picture, and today Grand Prix is a glimpse into a lost world of F1 just before the advent of sponsorship and aerodynamics.
For those of you who might not have seen the film there are some video clips scattered around the site to give you a taster.
For those who have, we've got a wealth of previously unpublished material to show you, including behind the scenes photos, and publicity shots.
This is a different angle on a classic and iconic film.
All of the monochrome photographs here were fortuitously rescued from the collection of Jim Russell, a former racing driver who was involved in making the film.
The photos came to us in the form of faded, fifty year old, original contact strips. These would likely have been hurriedly prepared for the purpose of picking out which negatives would be suitable for proper printing, and subsequent use.
But with a little care and attention, and a bit of a spruce up, it seems to us that many of these photos are worthy of another look.
As far as we are aware, most of these photos are unpublished, or at the very least are not widely available, so this amounts to quite an archive.
We believe that this is a unique, and original collection, and we've certainly never seen anything like it anywhere. So, obviously we couldn't keep it to ourselves.
Hope you enjoy.