Hare & Hound Desert Racing – 1967

Hare & Hound Desert Racing

Update: Thanks to Bryan W. we now know that the film is called “Hare & Hound Classic” and is the work of none other than Bruce Brown, of “On Any Sunday” fame. The full film is a 3 DVD box set and it can be bought here, alternatively it can be watched here on Netflix. This film contains some…

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End of an Era – Bathurst 1979

Peter Brock

End of an Era is a film presented by Australian racing legend Peter Brock, it covers a little of the history of the infamous Bathurst race held at Mount Panorama but its main focus is on the extraordinary performance of Brock and co-driver Jim Richards at the 1979 race – the two men won the…

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When Playboys Ruled The World

When Playboys Ruled The World

When Playboys Ruled The World is a documentary about Barry Sheene and James Hunt – two of the most iconic racers of the ’70s and ’80s. Hunt was a Formula 1 driver and Barry Sheene was a grand prix motorcycle racer, both men became famous for their antics both on and off the asphalt with James…

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On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter

On Any Sunday The Next Chapter

On Any Sunday is a film that needs no introduction, however if you’re unfamiliar with it a brief blurb would look like this: Released in 1971 the documentary On Any Sunday was directed by Bruce Brown and co-produced by Brown and Steve McQueen – who also partially funded the film. It provided a unique look…

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Pink Floyd’s La Carrera Panamericana

La Carrera Panamericana

La Carrera Panamericana is a documentary directed by Ian McArthur that follows Pink Floyd bandmates David Gilmour (guitarist), Nick Mason (drummer) and Steve O’Rourke (manager) as they race in the revived Carrera Panamerica in 1991. The film was released in 1992 and it includes a number of instrumental tracks that the band wrote specifically for…

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Relentless – Documentary

Relentless The Global Formula Racing Pursuit of Perfection

Relentless: The Global Formula Racing Pursuit of Perfection is a film from the Oregon State University covering their Formula SAE racing team, you may not have heard of Formula SAE before, I hadn’t either until recently, it’s a special low-cost series developed by SAE International (formerly Society of Automotive Engineers) as a a student design competition. As you…

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Stories of Bike – Two Cities: Part 2

Stories of Bike - Two Cities

As many regular readers of Silodrome will know, I have a bit of a soft spot for the Stories of Bike series by Cam Elkins. This film is the second part in the Two Cities series that covers The Rising Sun Workshop in Sydney and The Kustom Kommune in Melbourne, including an in-depth look at the…

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WWII in Colour – The Air War

WWII in Colour - The Air War

WWII in Colour – The Air War is a one and a half hour documentary covering the use of aircraft throughout the Second World War, as a bonus the footage is all in colour – which seems to bring it home in a way that black and white never really does. Recently I’ve been working my…

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Great Circuits: Monza

Monza Grand Prix History

Great Circuits: Monza is a one hour documentary covering the history of one of the most infamous racing circuits in the world, it’s a fantastic look at the early history of the track and is essential viewing for anyone planning to watch the modern Italian Grand Prix at Monza this coming weekend. As a bit…

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1955 Belgian Grand Prix

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1955 Belgian Grand Prix is a Shell film from the same year, covering the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa in surprising detail. It’s fascinating to see behind the scenes and watch men like Fangio and Moss belting their Mercedes up Eau Rouge in the wet, with no roll over protection not even a hint of…

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