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

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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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No Margin For Error

Pikes Peak Race

No Margin For Error is a 10 minute mini-documentary covering the 1957 Pikes Peak Race, it was produced by Socony Mobil as a promotional piece but it stands today as one of the best films about the 1957 Pikes Peak we’ve come across.

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How A Ford Mustang Is Made

Ford Mustang Production Line

How A Mustang Is Made is a ’90s era film produced by the Ford Motor Company showing the process of building the Ford Mustang from sheet metal to completed car. It’s an interesting look inside the Ford factory and the insight into the work shared by people and production-line robots will be fascinating for those…

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Outside The Frame: A Short Film

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Outside The Frame is a short film about Todd Kiergen, one of those entertaining old motorcycle gurus that we all secretly wish we were friends with. His beard is a little raggedy at the bottom because he often gets it caught in his drill press and he calculates the hours in a day by cigarettes…

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Turbo: Made To Measure

Beatrice Haas Lola Formula 1 Car

Turbo: Made To Measure is a film covering the development of the turbocharged Ford TEC V6 engine that was used in the mid-80s Haas Lola Formula 1 car. It’s an interesting look into the development of the engine that starts with the catastrophic failure of the originally intended 4-cylinder turbo and subsequent post-mortem. It’s hard…

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Singer: Porsche 911 Re-Imagined

Singer Porsche 911

Singer Vehicle Design is a company that produces what is inarguably the greatest reimagining of the Porsche 911 ever attempted. Rob Dickinson, the founder of Singer, describes his 911s as being like four-wheel cafe racers and I think this analogy is quite apt – they’re lightened, more performance-oriented versions of the mass produced originals with a…

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