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MGs Across America
London based specialist film company, British Car Films, have just launched
a two part documentry video production
'MGs Across America'. The videos celebrate 50 years of MGs in America and
together are about 100 minutes long.
Filmed over a two year period, coast to coast, the videos provide a unique
visual record of MGs in the USA.
Part 1: History and Racing.
Part 1 focuses on MG History and MG Racing. It includes a large ammount of
very rare archive footage, not before relaesed on video. Footage includes
the first ever Grand Prixs from Watkins Glen in 1948 & 1949, both of which
predominatly featured MG TCs.
There is also newsreel footage of the MG Land Speed Record attempts at the
Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah from the the 1950s.
There are also some exclusive interviews with some of the early MG racing
drivers. The video follows the Marques racing success throughout the 60s
and 70s, featuring MGBs and Midgets.
Part 2: Shows, Passion and Glorious Cars
The Americans have a graet passion for the MG marque, and this video
focuses on this passion. Apart from the many cars that are kept in original
condition, there are many highly modified MGs, including an 'electric MGB'
and a 'stretched' MGB, which has to be seen to be believed!. Other
highlights include a tour around the private MG Museum of Gerry Gougens,
which includes some of the rarest MGs in the world. If your into collecting
models,then you have to see the collection of Michael Sarvas, who has his
basement overflowing 2000+ examples of MG models.
In 1996 the biggest gathering of MGs in the USA was held at INDY, this
event is well covered in the video. There is also some rare glimpses of the
MGF on the American Highway, shot while the car underwent evaluation in the
These two videos are possibly the best videos I have seen in a very long
time, and I can assure you that you will not be dissapointed with the
content or the quality of production.
For more information on ordering contact:
Ordering from the USA
The tapes are available in the US NTSC format.
The US telephone number (toll-free 24 hours US only) is 1-800-454-8341.
The US address is: British Car Films, PO Box 520, Grover, MO 63040, USA
Part 1 ($19:95 +$4:95 S&H)
Part 2 ($19:95 +$4:95 S&H)
Part 1 & Part 2 (100 minutes) together $34:95 +$4:95)
US customers can pay either by credit card (VISA or MASTERCARD only) or
by cheque in US$ made payable to British Car Films.
Ordering from the UK and ROW
British Car Films
PO Box 13862,
Credit card 24 hour hotline 0171 281 4777
or Fax to 0181 374 4852
Or send a cheque or postal order to above address
Each Video costs £10.99 (+£1.90 P&P)
Set of Two costs £19.99 (+£1.90 P&P)
Made in England