Over The Hill And Far Away

Why do I find the stories of 60s and 70s racing drivers so mesmerising? Not a major follower of the sport, I think it must be the evocative film that laces their stories together. Super-8 shots and old film bangs little nails in your heart over this fascinating hour. Combine that with the shock that the old geezer you’ve been watching wasn’t even 40 when most of this was shot and it is a mouth open view. I guess I’m also remembering my 13 year-old self looking at the sky after hearing the news that he had died in a plane crash less than a mile away from where I lived and thinking how much more than just Graham Hill has disappeared from our lives since then.

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