THE SPEED MERCHANTS is the story of the 1972 Manufacturer's Championship Series as told by drivers Mario Andretti (Ferrari 312P) and Vic Elford (Alfa Romeo T33TT/3). The film takes you behind the scenes at Daytona, Sebring, the Targa Florio, the Nurburgring, Le Mans, and Watkins Glen.
In addition to the two narrators, the film focuses on drivers Jacky Ickx, Helmut Marko, and Brian Redman. You visit with them at their homes in Belgium, Austria, and England as they relax between races with their families. Rare footage of both the Ferrari and Alfa Romeo factories is also seen as the cars are prepared before each race.
Backed by an original music score, THE SPEED MERCHANTS gives an unforgettable look at a year in the life of the international racing circuit.
- running time 95 minutes