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Matra, an acronym for Mécanique Aviation Traction, was a French company that existed from 1941 to 2003. Historically, it covered a wide range of activities in aeronautics, aerospace, automotive, motorsport, transport, telecommunications and defence.


Matra, la puissance et la gloire

Fabrice Maze - 26'


In the first film, Single Seater and Engines, you will discover the epic of Matra from 1965 to 1982. Matra raced in Formula 3, Formula 2 and Formula 1, winning 13 French and European championships and the supreme title of World Drivers' and Manufacturers' Champion in 1969 with the MS 80 single-seater driven by Jackie Stewart. With the second film, Sport-Prototypes, we relive the exceptional saga of the Matra team from 1966 to 1974, crowned by three victories in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1972, 1973 and 1974 and by two titles of World Champion of the Manufacturers of Sport-Prototypes in 1973 and in unpublished documents, these films put in scene these splendid blue single-seaters and prototypes which always cause admiration. They feature an exceptional cast with the exclusive presence of Jean-Luc Lagardère, drivers Jean-Pierre Beltoise, Henri Pescarolo, Johnny Servoz-Gavin, Jean-Pierre Jaussaud, Jackie Stewart, journalists Johnny Rives and Gérard Crombac, engineers and technicians Bernard Boyer, Jean-Louis Caussin, Georges Martin, Robert Choulet, Jean-Marc Zignani, Gérard Ducarouge, Jacques Hubert and many key players in the history of Matra such as Ken Tyrrell, Philippe Guédon, Jean-François Robin, Michèle Dubosc, Paul Carillo, Roland Roy etc.

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