Grand Prix

29. Jan 2020 
by Ziv Knoll

Grand Prix is a 1966 American film directed by John Frankenheimer. It is considered as one of the best motorsport movies of all times, together with Steve McQueen’s ‘Le Mans’ movie of 1970.

The film includes real-life footage and cameo appearances by drivers including Formula One World Champions Phil Hill, Graham Hill, Juan-Manuel Fangio, Jim Clark, Jochen Rindt and Jack Brabham.

Other drivers who appeared in the film include Dan Gurney, Ludovico Scarfiotti, Richie Ginther, Jo Bonnier and Bruce McLaren.

It features an international selection of movie stars including James Garner, Yves Montand and Françoise Hardy seen on the pic above in a Ferrari.

One of the ten highest-grossing films of 1966, Grand Prix won three Academy Awards.

In his memoirs, Garner called it “in my opinion, still the best picture ever made about auto racing.”

Source: DR

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