Firestone Film: Crucible of Speed – 1946 Indy 500

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Crucible of Speed is a film commissioned by Firestone in 1946 to highlight the relationship between the technology used on race cars and the trickle down process that sees many of these advancements ending up on regular road cars. The film is important for a few reasons, it includes an appearance by the first Indianapolis…

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1977 Bathurst 1000

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The 1977 running of Australia’s most famous motor race was held on October 2nd at the Mount Panorama circuit just outside of Bathurst, in New South Wales. The 1977 race was officially called the Hardie-Ferodo 1000, and it had one of the most iconic grids ever seen in the event, drivers included multiple Formula One…

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Interview: Enzo Ferrari on Ferrari

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This 25 minute interview is one of the best conversations with Enzo I’ve ever seen. The man behind Ferrari was notoriously difficult to get along with, and many journalists and interviewers over the years struggled to get him to open up and talk freely. Sadly there’s no information about who actually produced this film, but…

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Documentary: Hells Angels Forever

Hells Angels Forever Movie

Editor’s Note: This film contains salty language and some nudity, we recommend viewing only if you’re 18+. Hells Angels Forever is a 1983 documentary about the world’s most notorious motorcycle gang, it’s a little biased in favour of the Angels but it does offer a remarkable insight into the heart of the group. The film…

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James Bond / Skyfall Honda CRF250R

Honda CRF250R Motorcycle Skyfall James Bond

This is the Honda CRF250R from the opening sequence of the 2012 James Bond film Skyfall. It was modified to look like a Turkish police motorcycle, and it was piloted by Ola Rapace (but mostly by his stunt double) across the rooftops of Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar. Skyfall is still the highest-grossing Bond film of all…

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Chopper Pilot: Learning To Fly A Helicopter

Chopper Pilot Film

This Vietnam War era educational film was produced by the Army Pictorial Center in the 1960s, likely due to the need to train a significant number of new helicopter pilots as a result of the escalating South East Asian war. The film includes both pre-flight and flight training by the warrant officer candidate program at…

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Documentary: Break The Record

Break The Record Blue Flame Land Speed

Break The Record is a documentary covering the successful world land speed record run by Blue Flame in 1970 – it was to be the last time the Americans would hold the record, and it was also the last time the outright land speed record would be set at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah….

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Documentary: Spitfire!

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Spitfire! is a wonderful documentary that actually talks to some of the men and women directly involved with the iconic fighter aircraft’s design and construction – including a lady who accidentally ended up clinging to the tail of a Spitfire as it took off and had to circle back around to the airdrome. The film was…

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How British Motorsport Was Born

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How British Motorsport Was Born is a short film (under 8 minutes) that takes a look at the modern day Brighton Speed Trials, whilst taking a look back at the history of British motorsport. While the team at MotorPunk were at it, they tried their hand at breaking a 90 year old speed record in a proper…

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