Documentary: Pluspy

Keiichi Tsuchiya

Pluspy is a low budget 1987 film that many credit with launching the popular drifting scene in Japan, from there it caught on in the USA and further afield, and today it’s one of the fastest growing forms of motorsport in the world. The concept of power-sliding a car through corners was far from new…

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1967 Can-Am at Road America

1967 Can-Am at Road America

The original Can-Am series, otherwise known as the Canadian-American Challenge Cup, ran between 1966 and 1974. Despite its relatively short life, it’s looked at today as one of the greatest racing series that ever existed, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a motorsport fan anywhere in the world who doesn’t consider it a high-water mark…

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The Story Of Gasoline

The Story Of Gasoline

The Story Of Gasoline is a ’50s era educational film about gasoline, it covers the process of refining and includes a surprisingly useful explanation of the difference between gasoline, lubricating oil, kerosene and other oil derivates by way of a series of cartoon characters. The film runs a total of 23 minutes and unless you’re…

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Q Branch Spectre Gadget Switches

Q Branch Spectre Gadget Switches

Q Branch is by far the most famous of the fictional clandestine spy gadget manufacturers, they’ve been hard at work since Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale was published in 1953, with various characters playing Q – the head of the division. This set of switches were specified by Spectre director Sam Mendes, he wanted them to…

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Scooter Commuter

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Scooter Commuter is a 1962 film in the “Look at Life” miniseries that was produced for British television. Each episode is approximately 10 minutes long, and it looks at a different career or subculture within Britain at the time. This film offers a look into the still burgeoning world of the motor scooter in the…

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James Bond’s Spectre Holster

James Bond's Spectre Holster

This is the leather holster used by Daniel Craig in the most recent James Bond film “Spectre”, it was used during filming and is one of five leather shoulder holsters hand-made for Bond by armourer Dave Evans. If you don’t have a Walter PPK handy the holster could still find use as a mysterious addition…

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1983 Rose Bowl Supercross

1983 Rose Bowl Supercross

The 1983 Rose Bowl Supercross is a fantastic example of what MX was like back in the early to mid 1980s. Although it’s now a multi-billion dollar global industry with sponsors like Red Bull and Monster Energy pouring impossible amounts of money into its coffers, it used to be a far more modest affair. This is…

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Carroll Shelby: An Interview with the Snake

Carroll Shelby Driver

Carroll Shelby: An Interview with the Snake is a fascinating look back at the life and times of Shelby – a man who is quite easily one of the most important American automotive personalities of the 20th century. Today we look at any car that wears a Shelby badge with immediate understanding that it’s going to…

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1973 Documentary – Hells Angels London

London Hells Angels Documentary

This 1973 BBC documentary might be one of the most unintentionally comedic short films I’ve ever seen – to the point where I’m not sure if it’s legitimate or if it’s a very clever parody. Since the year it was filmed the Hells Angels have spread globally – they now have an estimated 425 charters…

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AMA Flat Track Matadors: Jay Springsteen

Jay Springsteen Flat Track

Jay Springsteen is considered by many to be the greatest flat track racer in history, his remarkable career spanned almost 30 years and he won 43 Grand National Championship dirt track victories, as well as the 1975 American Motorcyclist Association Rookie of the Year award and 3 consecutive AMA Grand National Championships in 1976, 1977,…

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