1955 Belgian Grand Prix

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1955 Belgian Grand Prix is a Shell film from the same year, covering the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa in surprising detail. It’s fascinating to see behind the scenes and watch men like Fangio and Moss belting their Mercedes up Eau Rouge in the wet, with no roll over protection not even a hint of…

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Sophia Loren – Sunflower

Sophia Loren - Sunflower

The Italian film Sunflower is best remembered for being the first western movie to be made behind the Iron Curtain, it was partially shot in Russia in 1970 – quite remarkable given the tensions in the area during the era. The film itself is a tale of unrequited love starring Sophia Loren and Germano Longo,…

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Das Auto: The Germans, Their Cars and Us

Das Auto The Germans, Their Cars and Us

Das Auto: The Germans, Their Cars and Us is a fantastic and brilliantly scripted documentary by the BBC – it takes a long, honest look at the German automobile industry and the conclusions drawn are hard to deny. As a person with double-barrelled British heritage it’s sometimes difficult to admit just how much better the…

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Pikes Peak with Per Eklund

Saab Pikes Peak with Per Eklund

Per Eklund is a racing driver that has enjoyed an extraordinary career racing in both WRC Rally and European Rallycross, he’s still racing today after having started his professional career in 1971 – which I’m sure must be recorded somewhere as the longest professional career for a racing driver. This film covers Eklund’s record attempt…

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20 Essential Motorcycle Films

Top Motorcycle Movies

This list of 20 motorcycle films is a collection of my personal favourites, it includes both feature films and documentaries from the 1950s right the way through to 2014, you’ll have seen some of them and not seen others (probably) so take a scroll through and see what you like. Not all of these films…

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The Parking Problem Solved

The Parking Problem Solved

Our friends over at The Old Motor know a thing or two about digging up a fascinating old car, and this clip is a great example. It shows an early attempt at solving the parking problem, and to be honest I’m surprised some variant of it didn’t catch on. The film was made in France…

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Stories of Bike – Answers

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Stories of Bike is a film series by director Cam Elkins, it’s quickly garnered a huge amount of respect and airtime around the world and if you’re a motorcyclist, you owe it to yourself to watch each of the films at least once. This film is the story of Jonathan, a guy who decided to…

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1979 Castrol International Rally

1979 Castrol Rally

It’s likely that you’ve never heard of The Castrol International Rally, it was a local Australian rally held in the wilderness around Australia’s capital city of Canberra between ’74 and ’81. This film covers the 1979 event and it offers a fantastic look back at rally racing in the simpler, less technical era of the…

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The 1992 Baja 1000

Baja 1000

There’s something about vintage Baja-style desert racing that is hugely appealing to me – the relative simplicity of the machinery and the fact that it largely comes down to the toughness of the driver to determine the winner is how I think all motor racing should be. I’m still convinced that we need a racing series…

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