6.4/10
65
4 user

Grand Prix: Challenge of the Champions (1966)

A behind the scenes look at the filming of Grand Prix (1966) and race day in Monaco. Included are shots of director John Frankenheimer and actors James Garner, Yves Montand, Brian Bedford ... See full summary »

Director:

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Uncredited cast:
Lorenzo Bandini ...
Himself (uncredited)
...
Himself (uncredited)
Jack Brabham ...
Himself (uncredited)
Fred Foy ...
Narrator - Racing Scenes (voice) (uncredited)
...
Himself (uncredited)
...
Himself (uncredited)
Richie Ginther ...
Himself (uncredited)
...
Herself (uncredited)
Graham Hill ...
Himself (uncredited)
Phil Hill ...
Himself (uncredited)
...
Himself (uncredited)
...
Himself (uncredited)
...
Himself (uncredited)
...
Herself (uncredited)
...
Himself (uncredited)
Edit

Storyline

A behind the scenes look at the filming of Grand Prix (1966) and race day in Monaco. Included are shots of director John Frankenheimer and actors James Garner, Yves Montand, Brian Bedford and Eva Marie Saint. The close-ups of the actors driving were taken just prior to the race itself, which was also filmed. At race's end, Frankenheimer staged his own victory celebrations for the film while Jackie Stewart collected the real trophy nearby. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary | Short

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2006 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

Championernas utmaning  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Features Grand Prix (1966) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Unique Snapshot of Motor Racing History
27 April 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This documentary is an extra on the recently launched DVD of Grand Prix and follows the production of the film itself whilst at the Monaco Grand Prix.

It is a unique heritage of the sport at a time when it was on the verge of changing from its roots to the commercial operation it is now and this documentary perfectly catches the almost cottage industry and club feel of F1 racing at that time. Images that are instantly recognisable as Monaco yet a world apart from its current format abound and the access to the cars, pits and team principals is excellent to watch. The opening shot of the actual film shows not an actor but Rindt a future world champion who retained his points advantage after his death following an accident in his Lotus at Monza epitomises why this short film captures the essence of a racing scene long since superseded.

A pleasure and a gem to behold for any racing fan.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?