Climb Dance

Climb Dance short film

The film “Climb Dance” is an iconic piece of motorsport cinéma vérité filmmaking from 1988 by director Jean Louis Mourey. Using multiple cameras mounted to a four-wheel drive Peugeot 405 Turbo 16 GR, Mourey spliced together a stunning series of brutal sequences that capture the raw, golden era of rally far better than still images…

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BMW R90/6 Custom

BMW R90 7

The BMW R90/6 was introduced in 1974 alongside the R90S – a motorcycle that would go on to win the first ever AMA Superbike World Championship in 1976. Both bikes utilised a 900cc air-cooled boxer twin, commonly referred to as an “air-head” and both sent power to the rear wheel via a 5-speed transmission and…

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1982 South African Grand Prix

1982 South African GP

The 1982 South African Grand Prix was a highly contentious race and it very nearly didn’t take place, the entire field of drivers commandeered a bus and left the circuit in the days leading up to the race, protesting the plans by FISA (The Fédération Internationale du Sport Automobile) to change the terms of the…

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The World’s First Motorcycle

The Worlds First Motorcycle

As you might imagine, there’s no small amount of controversy surrounding the invention of the motorcycle. In fact, some consider the first motorcycle to also be the first car – as it was created 2 years before Karl Benz unveiled his invention in 1886 and both were 3-wheelers propelled by a petrol powered, internal combustion…

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The Keating Wheel Company

motorcycle film

“The Keating Wheel Company” is a short film by Lucent Productions about the life and times of Brian Keating and his company of the same name. Brian has spent the past 40 years reviving and preserving some of the most iconic vintage motorcycles in the world, many of which he still has parked in his…

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Kawasaki Z1

Kawasaki Z1 1

The Kawasaki Z1 is an extraordinary machine that very nearly never made it into production, Kawasaki was famous for their fire-breathing 2-strokes in the 1960s but in order to diversify it was decided that a big 4-stroke would be built. In 1968 the engineers began work on an entirely new inline 4 cylinder, air-cooled engine…

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1968 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/2 Daytona

Alfa Romeo Tipo 33:2

The 1968 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/2 ‘Daytona’ is one of the more iconic of the late-60s endurance racers, it was built to compete at events like Le Mans in the 2 litre class – a strategic play that kept the car in the class just below the dominant Porsche 907. The chassis pictured here was…

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Gemini and Apollo Hasselblad Positives

Gemini and Apollo Hasselblad Positives

This collection of over 400 Gemini and Apollo Hasselblad Positives offer a remarkable and disarming look at life in space during the most important years of the American space program. The collection includes images from Gemini 4, Apollo 8 and the Apollo 9 missions – the Gemini 4 images feature earth terrain photography from magazine…

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