Car Race At Brooklands – 1928

Race At Brooklands 3

Brooklands was the first purpose-built race track in the world, it was characterised by its broad 30 metre width and 9 metre high banked corners. Many of the world’s speed records were set at the circuit until it was shut down in 1939 – as the gloom of World War II descended over Europe. This…

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Race For Survival: The 1984 Paris-Dakar Rally

Porsche 953 911

The 1984 Paris-Dakar was a seminal year for the annual race, Porsche made their first appearance with the 953/991 – a car that would be developed into the now legendary Porsche 959. In 1984 the Stuttgart factory entered three cars with Rothmans livery, the team was headed by Formula 1 icon Jacky Ickx who can…

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The Golden Age of the British Sports Car

Austin-Healey

The Golden Age of the British Sports Car is a BBC documentary about the post-WWII success of the small, light and nimble two-seaters rolling out of England. These cars were characterised by their affordability and off-the-charts fun factor, and they went on to inspire multiple generations of car guys (and girls) across the world. This…

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Moto Borgatoro

Moto Borgotaro

Moto Borgatoro is a short film by Roberto Serrini about renowned custom motorcycle builder Peter Boggia, and it’s a far cry from the more self-oriented shorts you’ve probably seen about custom bike builders. In this case, Peter was reticent to do the film at all and if you watch till the end you’ll see him…

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9 Days In Summer

Vintage Formula 1 Car

9 Days In Summer is a documentary created by Ford in 1967-68, the film covered the development and subsequent successes of the Ford Cosworth DFV V8 and the Lotus 49 – a pairing that would go on to win the world championship in 1968 and 1970. The 3 litre Ford Cosworth DFV V8 would become…

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The Norton Project

The Norton Project

The Norton Project is a short documentary about two sons who stole their father’s 1969 Norton Commando to get it professionally restored, and then give it back to him as a Christmas Day surprise. The film first came to light about 4 years ago but recently I discovered that a lot of people still haven’t…

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Triumph At Le Mans

Triumph At Le Mans 5

Triumph At Le Mans is a 1961 film produced by Triumph as a showreel for the company and their efforts at the famous French endurance racing circuit. The Triumph team were racing modified versions of the TR4S and they’d cross the finish line in 4th, 5th and 6th place for their class (11th, 12th and 13th overall),…

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The Unrideables

The Unrideables

The Unrideables is a documentary I’ve been meaning to feature for quite a while, it’s a look back at the glory days of late-80s 500cc two-stroke motorcycle racing from the men who made it great – Eddie Lawson, Wayne Gardner, Kevin Schwantz, Wayne Rainey, Randy Mamola and, of course, Kenny Roberts. Some of us were…

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