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Deadliest Crash


Deadliest Crash -
The 1955 Le Mans Disaster

Made for BBC
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Nominated for Grierson Award Best History Documentary

BBC Top Gear DVD of the Month

Winner Best Documentary Reportage
Milan FICTS Mention D'Honneur 2009

Three years in the making in conjunction with the BBC. Using never seen before home movies, photos and eye witness accounts - this is the inside story of the world's biggest motorsport disaster.

- Unique colour cine film
- Eye witness accounts from the grandstands and the teams
- Unique colour still photographs



The Times

'Best Documentary ***'
Daily Mail

'Thrilling evocative...Perfect drama'
Radio Times

'Brash but fascinating.'
Daily Telegraph


'Balanced, thorough and very good.'
Classic Car

'Deeply moving and fascinating. The first-hand accounts of the tragedy are unforgettable.'
Motor Sport

'Intriguing. Shocking. Engrossing material, sensitively handled'
Vicky Parrott, Autocar


It was destined to be the greatest endurance race of all time. Instead the 1955 Le Mans became the worst disaster in motor racing history.

On June 11th on the home straight, Stirling Moss's co-driver Fangio, Pierre Levegh, Lance Macklin and future British World Champion Mike Hawthorn became embroiled in a disaster of unprecedented scale. At 6.26pm a Mercedes 300 SLR smashed into the crowd causing an unimaginable death toll. Many believe this incident ruined both Hawthorn and Macklin's lives.

Deadliest Crash is the dramatic story of the day racing was changed forever. The carnage, seen through eye witness accounts, includes the stories of the survivors from the packed grandstands and members of the Mercedes and Jaguar teams at the heart of the disaster.

Photos courtesy of Dennis Chisholm, Paul Skilleter, and Nigel Webb.


DVD just £19.99 plus UK P&P

This DVD is region zero PAL. It will play on most players.
It may not play on a few players.
Please check your player it is not our responsibility.

To buy by telephone please ring 01706 347 357

This film is available for public and private viewings for a fee. Team members are also available to present it and do Q and A sessions. You cannot show this DVD to a group without permission. This will be strictly enforced.

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