Many years ago I was drawn to the vibrancy of the Matra pit garage and listened to the song of the V12 engine—sans ear plugs. Today, my tinnitus is a constant reminder of the madness of my youth.
Produced by Big Picture Media Company Limited this new Duke DVD, Matra Racing—The Rebirth, plots the racing history of the French marque with interviews from some of those close to it in period—Sir Jackie Stewart, Jean-Pierre Beltoise, Jean-Pierre Jabouille and Henri Pescarolo, with additional pieces by Damon and Josh Hill (son and grandson of Matra Le Mans victor Graham Hill), David Brabham (son of Sir Jack Brabham), Mauro Forghieri and Derek Bell. Added to the period history, the film moves forward to show how the beauty and success of the racing marque can still be enjoyed today—thanks in no small part to Abe Kogan, “Mr Matra,” as the film dubs him.
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