Luciano Rupolo – A Short Film

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  This 20 minute film is a glimpse into the life and times of Italian car collector and lifelong mechanic, Luciano Rupolo. It’s a wonderful piece of filmmaking, the director kept the focus purely on the man and the machines with no filler, narration or flashy graphics. Luciano takes pleasure in relaying the stories of…

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One Car to Do It All

Porsche 911 RSR

  Fiction writer Jack Olsen is a Porschephile in the spirit of fellow 911 luminaries Magnus Walker and Rob Dickinson, he isn’t a purist or an anorak, he loves all 911s and so when it came time to build his own, he took parts from 911s spanning 3 decades. This short film by our friends over…

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Debrief: Apollo 8

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  “Debrief: Apollo 8″ is a 1969 documentary about the Apollo 8 mission of a year earlier that saw the first humans leave Earth’s orbit and enter the orbit of the Moon. It was an essential mission in preparation for the Apollo 11 mission of 1969 that resulted in the first manned landing on the…

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The Quick and the Dead

François Cevert

“The Quick and the Dead” is a documentary film that was later released under the title “Champions Forever: The Formula One Drivers”. It was originally released in 1978 and it provides an interesting look into the lives of Formula 1 drivers of the era like Jackie Stewart and François Cevert. Perhaps the most memorable part…

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Camel Trophy 1991 – Tanzania & Burundi

Camel Trophy 1991 - Tanzania Burundi

I’ve been making my way through all of the available Camel Trophy documentaries by year, last week I posted the hour-long Madagascar Camel Trophy event from 1987 and so in keeping with the Africa theme I decided to feature the Tanzania/Burundi Trophy event from 1991. If you happen to have the original VHS tapes from…

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The Red Stuff – Full Documentary

The Red Stuff - Full Documentary

The Red Stuff is a fascinating look behind the Iron Curtain at the Soviet space program and the men and women who formed the opposite half of the space race throughout the mid to late 20th century. We all know the names Alan Shepard, Buzz Aldrin, Gus Grissom and many other NASA astronauts but their…

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1986 British Grand Prix

1986 British Grand Prix

When it comes to my all time favourite Formula 1 races, the 1986 British Grand Prix is right up near the top of list. It was to be the last time a Formula 1 race would be held at Brands Hatch, it was the first time Sir Frank Williams returned to the pit lane after…

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Alien: Resurrection Blaster Pistol

Alien Resurrection Blaster Pistol

It isn’t everyday you get a chance to buy a blaster pistol used during the filming of Alien: Resurrection – it’s a ‘United Systems Military Sidearm’ weapon and it’s due to be auctioned at the upcoming Entertainment Memorabilia Sale on the 18th of December 2013. Its estimated value is just £800 to £1,200, making it…

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Old Delhi Motorcycles – The Film

Old Delhi Motorcycles The Film

“Old Delhi Motorcycles” is a brand new film from the talented crew at Colorblind Production, it covers the stories of the rabidly loyal fans of the Royal Enfield marque in India and it’s fantastically well put together. The full length film is available to watch above for free, it’s 18:26 long though you’ll probably want…

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