The 1950’s were a climatic time in the history of Formula 1, Stirling Moss was racing Juan Miguel Fangio at gloriously retro circuits all around the globe, the women had big hair and the men had moustaches. It was a golden era.

This great 13:38 minute film is in full over-saturated colour and has that instantly recognisable 50’s narrator-style narrator who somehow makes everything sound surprising. Grab a coffee and hit play, you’ll be glad you did.


Ben Branch Profile Picture Silodrome - Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix - 1957
Founder & Senior Editor Silodrome

Ben Branch has had his work featured on CNN, Popular Mechanics, the official Smithsonian Magazine, Road & Track Magazine, the official Pinterest blog, the official eBay Motors blog, BuzzFeed, and many more.

Silodrome was founded by Ben back in 2010, in the years since the site has grown to become a world leader in the alternative and vintage motoring sector, with millions of readers around the world and hundreds of thousands of followers on social media.

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