This picture shows what looks like the kind of accident that leaves man (or woman) with a broken leg or two.
The 1969 Spanish Grand Prix was the last ever race featuring Formula 1 cars with the “high-wing”, the two Lotus cars suffered massive rear wing failures and drivers Jochen Rindt and Graham Hill lucky to escape with their lives.
The Grounding of the Princess May is one of the most famous shipwreck photographs in the world, after she ran aground in 1910 the photographs spread around the globe with startling speed and the stories of heroism on board began to emerge from the survivors.
This is a little more than your usual, supermarket parking lot fender bender. It took place at the Japanese Grand Prix in 1977 and involved Gilles Villeneuve’s Ferrari and Ronnie Peterson’s Tyrrell P34 on lap #5…
From a time when Nomex was a small man’s previous wife, this is a frankly insane stunt performed in what appears to be a Model T Ford.
This brilliant 7:40 video shows the first lap of the 1975 Formula 1 GP at the Nürburgring, this was the year that Niki Lauda would set the blistering lap record of 6:58.6 during qualifying.
The idea of catching up to a speeding motorist on a motorcycle, then climbing aboard the car leaving your motorcycle to find its own way home is a hell of a novel approach to highway policing. You just have to wonder how many Harleys they went through making this film, it’s at least 2 and that’s not including outtakes and, you know, fatalities.
This 1971 interview on The Dick Cavett Show features a relaxed, wise-cracking Evel Knievel. The interview has been split into 3 parts and, rather brilliantly, still has all the original early-70s television advertisements in place.
Le Mans, 1955. The scene of the deadliest accident in motor racing history, remembered soberly to this day, the lessons from this single accident would go on to revolutionise modern auto racing.