Born and raised in a small Scottish village not far from Glasgow, the young Jackie Stewart first excelled at clay pigeon shooting and went on to become a prize-winning member of the Scottish shooting team. But the family business was a Jaguar car dealership and Jackie was soon to go from testing cars to racing them.
With his black cap and sideburns, he became an unmistakable icon in the glorious era of style, glamour and speed of the 1960s and 70s.
Venturing beyond the world of motorsport, this documentary - part of Yesterday's motorsport season - is an insight into the triumphs and tragedies of Stewart's eventful life, and includes contributions from friends and colleagues such as Niki Lauda, Emerson Fittipaldi, Sean Connery, Murray Walker and Edsel Ford, as well as the last ever interview with the late Ken Tyrrell, the racing mogul without who Stewart's career might have taken a very different turn.
Produced by Stewart's youngest son Mark, the film is enriched with family photographs, home movies and scrapbooks kept by Lady Helen Stewart that document her husband's career.