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DVD: Ford Archive Gems – Nine Days in Summer

Submitted by on December 9, 2009

I have just watched this faboulous film about the development of the iconic Lotus 49. Make sure you get a copy for Christmas.

Here is the official blurb from Greg and the team at dukevideo.com.au

One of, if not the, classic motorsport film — Nine Days in Summer is the definitive story of the development of an iconic racing car and record-breaking engine.

Design guru Colin Chapman and engine supremo Keith Duckworth came together to produce the now legendary Lotus 49, powered by the fabled Ford DFV — which would go on to become the most successful engine in Formula One history. The car went from concept to racetrack in just months and, amazingly, was victorious on four occasions during the 1967 Grand Prix season, including its debut.

Nine Days in Summer, introduced by motorsport expert Simon Taylor, charts this extraordinary achievement in comprehensive detail. Incredible full-colour race action from nine Formula One rounds combines with fascinating footage of Cosworth and Lotus craftsmen painstakingly creating these stunning examples of automotive art. The film also allows you unprecedented access to Chapman, Duckworth and legendary drivers Jim Clark and Graham Hill.

Nine Days of Summer, from the Ford Archive Gems series, is the ultimate guide to the creation of a motorsport icon and a milestone in motorsport film-making.

This great DVD is available in Australia through dukevideo.com.au for just A$14.95

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