What’s Under Your Hood?

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What’s Under Your Hood? is a ’70s era instructional film that does a remarkably good job of explaining how an engine works, as well as explaining the internal workings of the gearbox, differential, and braking system. At just 10 minutes in length, it’s an excellent introduction to how it all works for those who might…

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1972 Training Film: Motorcycle Driving Tactics

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Motorcycle Driving Tactics is a 1972 training film for motorcyclists designed to help save lives and reduce injury rates. There’s an interesting section covering motorcycle vs car crash testing that includes slow motion footage – an interesting insight, although it it painful to watch pristine motorcycles being wrecked beyond any reasonable repair. At just 15…

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Documentary: One Leap Ahead

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One Leap Ahead is a documentary about Jaguar filmed in 1961 – a year that was significant, as it’s when the production of the E-Type began (known as the XKE in some markets). The film starts out with some wonderful footage of a pristine Mark II – nicknamed the “Gentleman’s Express” and popular with bank robbers…

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Short Film: ‘Morgan & I’ – Mr P. Gutteridge

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Morgan & I is a short film about Pete Gutteridge, a Morgan owner since 1952 – when he bought a shed full of parts that had once been an original Morgan 3-Wheeler. As an engineer Pete managed to get it all back together and running – he then used it frequently, and remarkably he still…

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Things That Can Kill You – Death Spray Custom

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Things That Can Kill You is a short film about British artist Death Spray Custom, if you’ve spent any time around custom motorcycles, cars, and gear over the past 10 years you’ll have seen the work of DSC – although you may not have known it at the time. At just 3:25 long, this short…

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Documentary: 1949 Albany to New York Outboard Race

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This 10 minute film covers the 1949 Albany to New York Outboard Marathon Race, an event with dozens of entrants in multiple classes, making the not-insignificant trip up the Hudson River from New York to Albany. It’s a journey of over 150 miles by water – and you can only imagine how challenging it would be…

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Documentary: The Ford Escort Story

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The Ford Escort Story is a film that takes a look back at the history of what is almost certainly the most important car ever made by Ford’s UK operations. The original Escort was introduced in 1968 and built in various generations until 2004 – there are rumours circulating that Ford will bring back the nameplate…

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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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