Original Herbie Stunt Car

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The iconic series of Herbie films started with The Love Bug in 1968, a smash hit that all but guaranteed sequels. Herbie Rides Again was released in 1974, Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo came out in 1977 and by 1980 it was time for the last film in the first series – Herbie Goes Bananas….

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The 1956 Monte Carlo Rally

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By 1956 the Monte Carlo Rally was already 45 years old, and very well established as one of the world’s pre-eminent road racing events. Automobile manufacturers used it as a way to publicly show off the toughness and reliability of their vehicles, and played down the amount of mechanical work the driver and co-driver typically…

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Never Start Something You Can’t Stop

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Never Start Something You Can’t Stop is a documentary by Ferodo about the 1968 24 Hours of Le Mans. It’s actually a pretty remarkable 30 minutes of filmmaking that starts with none other than Sir Stirling Moss narrating a lap of Le Mans, with footage provided by a camera mounted to the front of a Ford…

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Sydney to London on a Wing and a Prayer

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Dot. Sydney to London on a Wing and a Prayer is a film that documents the journey of Nathan Millward from Sydney to London in 2009. He set off from Sydney with no plans, not much money, no visas and no experience. His motorcycle is a trusty Australian “Postie” that he nicknamed “Dot”, it’s a…

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Up From Clay Documentary: A Car is Born in 1959

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Up From Clay is an official General Motors film from 1959 that covers the process of developing a design for a new car, it’s presented by James E Goodman, who at the time was the Vice President in charge of the body and assembly group. The process of designing a new body is covered in…

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The Magic Midget: MG Racing History

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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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Who is your Chassis and What Does it Do?

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/ENGINEERED is a new technical series by the talented team behind /DRIVE, this episode is titled Who is your Chassis and What Does it Do?, and it features Joey Seely – the co-owner of BBI Autosport and chassis engineer extraordinaire. The approach taken by the producers of the /ENGINEERED series is to have technical information…

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The Wing Man – Robin Herd

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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

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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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A Long Hard Day – The 1980 Bathurst 1000

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The 1980 Bathurst 1000 was officially titled the “Hardie Ferodo 1000”, it took place on the 5th of October at the world renowned Mount Panorama Circuit in the town of Bathurst in south eastern Australia. This would be the first year that the Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon would meet at Bathurst, and it was…

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