Top 12 Motorcycle Movies

Top 12 Motorcycle Movies

Ever since the first motorcycle was built it’s been the de facto vehicle of choice for some of cinema’s greatest heroes and villains. The first motorcycles were little more than bicycles with a small internal combustion engine added, this made them far cheaper to build and buy than automobiles – which meant they were quickly…

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Documentary: The Lockheed YF-12

Lockheed YF-12

The Lockheed YF-12 Interceptor was the aircraft that would go on to become the SR-71 Blackbird – one of the most famous of all the Skunk Works projects. The YF-12 was capable of Mach 3 and above, it set 9 world records for speed and altitude in a single afternoon (later surpassed by the SR-71),…

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Documentary: The Banger Boys

The Banger Boys Film

The Banger Boys is a 1976 documentary by New Decade Films, it covers the life and times of a group of “banger boys” – men who find still functional cars in junkyards and take them out for one last hurrah on one of Britain’s many dirt tracks. Banger racing is still a hugely popular sport…

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Original On Any Sunday Promotional Poster

On Any Sunday Promotional Poster

On Any Sunday might just be the most important motorcycle documentary ever made, it was released in 1971 to critical acclaim and Steve McQueen provided some of the funding for it through his production company Solar Productions. Directed by Bruce Brown, On Any Sunday focussed on a broad range of different motorcycle genres, showing the…

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MG Speed Trials at Bonneville Salt Flats – 1956

MG EX181

In its post-WWII heyday MG produced a series of world-beating land speed racers, more often than not piloted by the eccentric Captain George Eyston and his contemporaries. In 1956 the Captain partnered with Johnny Lockett and American driver Ken Miles in a bespoke MG EX179 Together they set a Class F record of 141.81 mph…

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Ford GT – The Return

Ford GT Documentary - The Return

The Return is a brand new documentary produced by Ford Performance as a look behind the curtain of their historic Ford GT program – a plan to build a modern GT40 and take it back to Le Mans. The film comes in 3 chapters, and it offers insight from the likes of Bill Ford, Raj…

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The Human Fly Challenges The Skies Of Mojave

The Human Fly On Plane

The Human Fly Challenges The Skies Of Mojave is a short documentary from 1975 showcasing the world’s first real life superhero – Rick Rojatt. Rojatt was a Canadian stuntman and sausage maker who became second only to Evel Knievel throughout the 1970s for worldwide fame and notoriety as a stuntman and daredevil. The first attempt…

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Documentary: Porsche – Made By Hand

Porsche Factory

Made By Hand is a documentary commissioned by Porsche in the 1950s to showcase their 356 model, the film follows the production of the 356 from sheet metal to finished product, including panel assembly, painting, engine machining, gearbox assembly, and even the final wheel alignment and road testing. It’s a fascinating look back at the…

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