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Here's two ace films from the BP archive, showing a variety of motorcycle sport from 1956. Compiled by Duke Video, there's 40 minutes of viewing with road racing from Oliver's Mount, Scarborough - Geoff Duke (Gilera) and Bob Mdntyre (Norton) slug it out for the Gold Cup. Then it's off to Wales for the Three Day Trial, followed by scrambling at Hawkstone Park, where Les Archer's cammy Norton sees off Jeff Smith and John Draper.
The second film Is in glorious period colour and features the French scrambles GP at Rouen. Les Archer's cammy Norton stars against Bill Nilsson and co, with BSA, Norton, Matchless all there heading the field.
Price is 19.99 but if you check out the website you'll see it's presently on offer at £16.99. See www.DukeVideo.com or call 01624 640000.
There are however two copies of the DVD here on my desk, courtesy of Duke Video, awaiting your name to be drawn from the hat. So, answer this question correctly and send it to CBG 1956 DVD Competition at the usual address.
At one time the initials BP actually stood for... A) Ballistic Projectile
► B) British Petroleum
If heavyweight two-strokes are your thing then this will be right up your street. A four film compilation charting how Yamaha took World Championship glory four years In succession.
The opener follows rookie Steve Baker in his debut world championship season, in both 500 and 750cc races of 1977. Watch how took the latter, only being pipped by Barry Sheene in the former.
The next three films follow the rise of Kenny Roberts as he dominated the 500cc class for three years. Relive the 1979 British GP, arguably one of the best GP sever, enjoy on bike footage and contributions from Kel Carruthers and others.
The film runs for 126 minutes and costs £16.99. See www.DukeVideo.com 01624 640 000.
We've got a couple of copies here for you if you're interested, simply answer the question below correctly and send your effort to CBG Yamaha DVD Competition to go in the hat.
Kenny Roberts won the 500cc GP title for three successive years. What nationality is he?
A must for any classic road racing enthusiast - The Right Line Is a compilation of three films from the BP Archive and features the 1960 Junior TT, the 1959 French GP, the 1955 Ulster GP and more besides.
The Ulster is a black and white film with Mdntyre, Hartle, Surtees, Dale, Lomas et al with Norton battling it out with Moto Guzzl. Reliability, pit stops for fuel and even on-bike footage - and all from over half a century ago. The French GP from Clermont Ferrand is in colour and Surtees' MV has the upper hand, despite sterling efforts from Norton and AJS Riders. Sidecars also get a billing here.
The third film is the title film and was originally compiled as a guide to becoming a Grand Prix racer. Commentary is by Graham Walker and again it's in colour. As well as the TT, there's club racing from Cadwell, Scottish Six Days Trial, scrambling from Hawkestone and the German GP from Solitude.
However, the best bit is footage of Bob Mclntyre, testing at Oulton Park. With several cameras on board, you can follow Mac as he gets his chin on the tank, sits up and brakes for corners, watch the bumps and the facial expressions, hear the Manx as the engine note rises and falls, listen to the gear changes - just brilliant.
It runs for 67 minutes and has been put together on DVD by Duke Video. www.DukeVideo.com 01624 640 000. Price is usually £19.99 it's presently on offer at £16.99.
However, those jolly nice folks at Duke Video have let us have a couple of copies to offer up to you as prizes - so all you have to do is answer this simple question correctly and send your effort to CBG Right Line DVD Competition, at the usual address, and you'll be in with a chance.
Bob Mclntyre was the first man to do a 100mph lap around the Isle of Man TT course in 1957. What marque of machine was he riding? ► A) Gilera
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