There are times when we all need a little bit of nostalgia just to stay sane in this hectic, non-stop, phone-filled world. Top Gear and Fifth Gear are pretty compulsive viewing, but the presenters can be as endearing as a bunch of hungry, hyper active weans at times.
So if you hanker after steady camera shots, a reduced decibel count, and informed and gentle commentary from the likes of Raymond Baxter and his ilk, then get your baffies out and sit back in a comfy chair with this latest DVD from Strike Force Entertainment.
Part of their 'Motoring Collection' series, this latest collection includes British Movietone News film reports from the British International Motor Shows at Earls Court during the 1970s. It also includes film footage of the Commercial Vehicles shows of 1971, 1972 and 1974, the Racing Car shows of 1971 and 1973, 1977's Earls Court Motor Fair and the Custom Car show from Alexandra Palace in 1977.
Along with the motorshows, there are exclusive newsreel reports on the British Grand Prix in 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975 and 1976, Brands Hatch in 1971 and 1974, 1972's International Rally of Great Britain and the Historic Car Championship held at Silverstone in 1973.
So cast your mind back to the brand new cars of the day. Such exotica as the Triumph Stag and GT-6, the Lotus Europa and Lotus Esprit, Vauxhall Firenza and Jensen Healey, and of course, the Morris Marina Estate and Austin Allegro.
The DVD will be available from July 29th, priced at £14.99 from all good retailers, or direct from Strike Force Entertainment on 020 8996 3120. More info at: www. strikeforcetv.com.