1 x 60 Min Documentary – Vintage moments in ‘Driving the Past’
Ask anyone to name the license number of one of their previous vehicles and it’s often the first car they owned, followed by fond reminiscences and a curiosity of where it is now. With many vintage cars their first owners have long since passed away and the memories with them into history.
Have you ever wondered if a car could talk what stories it would tell? In this episode we follow a vintage car that was driving down the streets of London a year before the Queen was born.
In ‘Driving back to the Past’ we travel back through time, factually re-creating past moments in history and tracing vehicles back through the men, women and families who were transported about their daily lives, to the moment the vehicle rolled off the production line. It’s value then and NOW. Whether that increases or decreases may ultimately lead to it being offered for sale.
The first episode follows the previous owners of a 1925 3 litre Red Label Bentley. Regressing through time and finding how much of the vehicle is still original and how that affects it’s value or enhances it.
Treatment: Vintage and Historic Vehicle Documentary
Guided by Eurosport presenter Lucia Coward we’ll delve into the history of Bentley motors and the famous ‘Bentley Boys’ who became multiple winners at Le Mans in the 1920s. Interview some of the surviving owners of this particular 1925 3 litre car and their relations to find out what fascinating jobs this vintage vehicle has been seconded to do. What would one of the most expensive cars of it’s day possibly be used for?
We document the various changes, upgrades or makeovers that have taken place over the years to it’s engine, bodywork and interior culminating in it’s current presentation.
Engineering: Vintage Restoration
Our band of expert engineers will also be dealing with the present day mechanical problem enabling us to get a closer look at what beats beneath the famous green bonnet whilst following how the car has changed from the original specification due to fashion and necessity.
The vintage Bentley’s problem is overheating and there are several causes of this and we’ll follow the investigation and the maintenance required to fix the problem, if possible.
Our presenter Lucia Coward will finally take the vintage car back onto the road or track where it first started life, which should be entertaining bearing in mind the handbrake is on the outside and the accelerator is were the brake should be – this is not going to be an easy task.
At the end of the episode we’ll be the unveiling the original owner who took delivery from the Bentley factory, the vehicle’s present value as we now have it’s complete provenance and whether the current owner has decided to sell or keep the car.