Take 20 Minutes And Watch Phil Hill Conquer The World
Narrated and hosted by Brock Yates—you know, the guy who gifted the world the modern Cannonball Run—this period documentary on American Formula 1 World Champion Phil Hill is a wonderful look back at his storied career.
Besides being naturally fast on track, Hill was often praised for being technically-minded, but also a clean driver and incredibly well-natured. From his first road racing victory, behind the wheel of a Jaguar XK120 at Pebble Beach in 1950 (after driving the car across the country), to becoming a world-renowned champion, Hill left admirers in his wake. Monza? Le Mans? You name it–he won there.
And as a bonus, besides an amazing behind-the-scenes look at the Ferrari factory, there are a few period commercials, including for the MGB—“The wide-open sports car from British Leyland.”
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