The automobile rose to prominence in the 20th century as the preferred mode of transport for the bulk of the human race. With success came better cars, luxury designs, and people using automobiles as status symbols. In this informative history of motoring, Lord Montagu of Beaulieu takes a look at how the lowly automobile progressed throughout the century, and ponders what the next step is in the race towards innovation. The concept of a world without cars is almost unthinkable, but it is one of many possible futures that the Lord looks into. He also provides a thorough dissection of the major car companies, and provides screen time for many of their historic inventions. The mixture of old and new footage subtly combines to give a comprehensive summation of THE STORY OF MOTORING, ultimately providing an important historical document that future scholars should find invaluable.
Description by Kultur Films:
The story of the last 100 years, featuring cars that represent the different motoring genres of price, luxury, design, and speed. This fascinating and informative program features new color footage mixed with unique archive footage to set the scene of the 1ast 100 years.