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5.0 out of 5 stars Splendid!, 26 Oct 2002
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This review is from: The Grand Prix Of Gibraltar (Audio CD)
Proof that Ustinov is a cultural treasure. This broad satire on fifties motor racing features Peter Ustinov providing not only all the voices (various announcers, officials, drivers and team owners) but also the sounds of the cars!
Wonderfully politically incorrect - the French are idle scroungers, the Italians always protesting, the Americans lazy and unionised, the English a bunch of incompetent amateurs, the Italians devious and political, the Germans militarily correct and the Russian observer is a spy - there's something to mildly offend everyone here.
Racing fans will recognise the parodies of the Vanwall, Ferrari, Gordini, Cunningham and Mercedes teams and recognise Gibraltar as a thinly-disguised Monaco - non-devotees will just enjoy Ustinov's incredible facility with words, accents, sounds, and his freewheeling imagination.
A fantastic hour's entertainment. Recommended to anyone who loves classic comedy or motor racing.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of a kind, 1 May 2004
This review is from: The Grand Prix Of Gibraltar (Audio CD)
A fantastic CD well worth buying and listening to over and over. Peter Ustinov is an extraordinarily talented man and after hearing this CD its obvious that he possesses has the unique power to make people laugh continously throughout. Definitley worth the 5 stars, particularly for anyone who can manage that amount of voice/character changes and sound like a different person every time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Satisfied, 4 Oct 2009
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M. Tollefson - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Grand Prix Of Gibraltar (Audio CD)
I was very satisfied with the prompt delivery of my order. I had lost my original LP record and was delighted to find a CD was available. Thank you -
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4.0 out of 5 stars A classic, 14 July 2009
This review is from: The Grand Prix Of Gibraltar (Audio CD)
This is a true piece of classic broadcasting in the same way as Bob Newhart and Gerald Hoffnung. It's a bit dated now (well a lot dated to be honest!) but as a throw-back to Formula 1 in the 50s it's pure genius with Ustinov at his best doing all the voices and engine sounds.

As for the petty squabbles between the drivers and officials - maybe it's not so dated after all!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Grand Prix of Gibraltar, 8 May 2014
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I have been looking for this for years and was delighted to find on Amazon. It brought back a lot of memories and I'm glad I was able to find it again !... Many thanks
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ustinov at his best, 3 May 2014
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One of the best of Ustinov's radio presentations. Most of the principal characters are immediately recognisable, because Ustinov was himself a Formula 1 racing enthusiast, knowing many of the drivers and managers personally, His brilliance as a comic and impersonator was not wasted.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Genius!, 11 Feb 2011
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If you know Ustinov's work...buy this!

If you do not...buy this and see why he became to be concidered a great raconter, not to mention actor and humanitarian.

Finally, buy this 'cause it is funny...and shows that Formula 1 has not changed all that much...
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5.0 out of 5 stars classic piece of comedy history, 24 May 2009
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this is very funny. ustinov is brilliant in his improvisation. a great gift for anyone of the older generation, especially with an interest in motorsport, but should make just about anyone laugh! we love it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Hard to Get Classic, 19 Oct 2014
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Should be in the collection of every auto sport fan, even if you don't usually buy "comedy" CDs
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