More classic motorsport footage ready for your viewing pleasure …

STORY: Dylan Gulson
IMAGES: AN1 Images

HOT off a week filled with exciting announcements fromthe V8 Sleuth team comes the addition of a new-to-V8 Sleuth series of DVDs celebrating the ‘Golden Age of Motorsport’.

‘Golden Age of Motorsport’ is a four-DVD series produced a few years back by Merrick Beesley that includes some rare and exciting footage from a range of famous Australian races during the 1960s and 70s.

Many V8 Sleuth followers may not have seen these but they are indeed rare racing gold and well worth adding to your motorsport DVD collection.

Available as a set or individual DVDs (we have a significant discount available if you buy all four together here), there’s something for everyone on each volume that brings to life classic footage not seen elsewhere.

The series features a mix of open-wheel, touring car and rally events across Australia and is available to purchase now from our V8 Sleuth Online Store here.

The series includes hallmark events including the 1965 Sandown 6 Hour touring car race, 1966 Tasman Series (which featured legends Jackie Stewart, Jim Clark and Graham Hill) and races from the 1966 season at the now defunct Warwick Farm.

Included in the second volume is footage from the 1967 Australian Touring Car Championship at Lakeside when the title was contested over a single race, which came down to a fight between touring car icons Norm Beechey and Ian Geoghegan. Also on that release is action from the 1967 Australian Grand Prix at Warwick Farm.

Volume three of the series takes a fascinating look at Sir Jack Brabham’s 1966 World Championship triumph where he became the first, and only, man to win the Formula 1 world title in a car of his own construction.

Also of interest to tin-top fans is action from the 1969 Surfers Paradise 12 Hour which featured huge fields and a diverse mix of entries. Also on that volume is the 1968 Tasman Series with brilliant open wheeler action.

V8 Sleuth strives to both preserve and celebrate Australian motorsport’s rich history, from tracking and tracing the race-by-race histories and changing ownership of individual cars, to capturing and retelling the stories of the people who made our sport what it is today.