The Magic Midget: MG Racing History

The Magic Midget MG

The Magic Midget is an early film from British Leyland about the MG Midget, a car that helped put MG on the map in the formative years of motor racing. At just over 18 minutes in length the film manages to cover quite a lot of ground, and it includes a huge amount of in-period footage…

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The Wing Man – Robin Herd

McLaren F1 Car

The Wing Man is a short film from McLaren that was created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Robin Herd joining Bruce McLaren’s racing team. Herd was hired directly from the Concorde project despite his lack of formal training in race car engineering. The influence that Robin had on McLaren in its formative years was…

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The Phil Hill Story

Phil Hill Ferrari

The Phil Hill Story is a slightly older documentary about America’s only native born Formula 1 World Champion. Hill was a famously quiet and reserved man who once said “I’m in the wrong business. I don’t want to beat anybody, I don’t want to be the big hero. I’m a peace-loving man, basically.” Despite his…

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American Look: A Populuxe Film

American Look

American Look is a film produced by Chevrolet Motors in 1958 as a look into the industrial design of the decade. It’s a surprisingly expansive film that covers far more than just automotive design, the glimpse it offers into the design and style of the 1950s is amongst the best I’ve seen. Those of you…

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Urban Outlaw – Full Film

Porsche 911

Urban Outlaw is a documentary that’s quickly become a bit of a modern car culture touchstone. It’s a half hour long film that offers a glimpse into the life and garage of Magnus Walker, a man who is almost certainly the most famous Porsche customiser in the world. If you’d like to read more about…

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Original 1969 Steve McQueen “Bullitt” Poster

Steve McQueen Bullitt Poster

American film critic and professor Emanuel Levy was quoted in 2003 as saying “Bullitt contains one of the most exciting car chases in film history, a sequence that revolutionized Hollywood’s standards”. At almost 11 minutes long the car chase is surprisingly long, and it dominates the viewer’s memory of the film so much that people sometimes…

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Moonwalk One

Moonwalk One Film

Moonwalk One is a film that started production 18 months before the launch of Apollo 11, NASA wanted the mission recorded for posterity and so they hired Francis Thompson to head the project, who was widely considered to be the best documentary filmmaker in the USA at the time. In 1970 the population of the…

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Going Faster: The Skip Barber Racing School

Going Faster The Skip Barber Racing School

The Skip Barber Racing School is almost certainly the most famous advanced driving school in the world, this is largely thanks to their approachable lesson structure that breaks each required skill down into its constituent parts. This film is an early production from the school and it features Skip Barber himself explaining many of the…

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