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The definitive story...3 DVD Set
Disc 1
This is the first volume of the definitive history of one of the world’s most exciting sports.

Award-winning motorcycle film producer, David Wood, utilises his extensive archive, plus material from scores of other sources, modern day interviews and race coverage, to present an unsurpassed, entertaining and historically significant record of motorcycle racing.

In How it All Began we see early road races in Britain and in Europe. Action includes Brooklands, racing in France and also the first TT Races in the Isle of Man. From solid tyres, beltdrives and pedal assistance to the outbreak of World War II, our film features fascinating pictures, personalities and machines.

Then we recount in more detail the story of the world’s most famous motorcycle races, the Isle of Man TT. From the first TT in 1907 on the 15-mile St John’s Course to today’s 37.73mile Mountain Circuit, this film features the greats of TT racing - Stanley Woods, Jimmy Guthrie, Geoff Duke, John Surtees, Mike Hailwood, Giacomo Agostini, Charlie Williams, Joey Dunlop and many more. Legendary names, memorable races and the thrills of this unique event spanning nearly a century.

Disc 2
This is the second volume of the definitive history of one of the world’s most exciting sports.

In Birth of the Grand Prix, we trace the 40-year history of World Championship motorcycle racing. The works teams of Norton, Gilera, Moto Guzzi, MV Augusta, BMW, AJS and others are featured during the glorious 1950s when up to twenty multi-cylindered four-stroke machines would be on the grid at a GP. Then two-strokes arrived on the scene and soon had to be taken seriously as the sights and sounds at the Grand Prix circuits of the world changed.

The Japanese Arrival includes footage of early Japanese appearances in Europe and features for example, the 20,000rpm 50cc racers that screamed around the TT course in the early 1960s, the fabulous 250cc Honda Six ridden by Mike Hailwood, the 125 and 250 V4 Yamahas ridden by Ivy and Read and many more racing marvels. The post-war growth of the Japanese motorcycle industry and their eventual domination of the road racing scene is outlined.

Disc 3
This is the third volume of the definitive history of one of the world’s most exciting sports.

In The Other Champions, we cover racing classes other than the Blue Riband 500cc championship, i.e. the lightweights from 50cc to 350cc, and of course those modern day charioteers - the sidecar racers.

All of these classes have had many worthy champions over the years - several of whom are featured in this episode.

Pressure, Money & The Need to Win profiles the the ultra-professional approach to motorcycle racing which has produced a new breed of rider who have to be as committed to the commercial aspects of the sport as they are to winning races. The trend is made clear as we hear from one of the first riders who presented himself as a TV personality - Barry Sheene.

Then, as action footage unfolds, we speak to several 1980s stars whose highly professional approach epitomised the sport; Kenny Roberts, Freddie Spencer, Wayne Gardner and Kevin Schwantz to name but a few.

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