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"Wheelbase" was a BBC television series about cars broadcast on BBC2 between 1964 and 1975. Amongst its presenters were Gordon Wilkins between 1964 and 1973 and Cliff Michelmore. The show was the predecessor of Top Gear. Wheelbase was amongst the first programmes in the UK to be shown in colour during BBC2's "colour launching period".
"Wheelbase"'s coverage of Formula One motor racing in the late 1960's was repeated on UK satellite channel ESPN Classic. The programmes were transmitted largely as originally broadcast, but with occasional captions to put period commentary into context.
Presenter Maxwell Boyd and reporter Robin Richards go behind the scenes to look at the first day of practice of the upcoming Monte Carlo Grand Prix, the second of ten races of the current season. Included are live interviews with Stirling Moss, Tony Rudd of BRM, Graham Hill, Bruce McClaren and John Surtees.
Production credit - BBC Television
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