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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1962 Ford Mustang I Concept Promotional Film

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The first Mustang was shown to the general public in 1962, it looked vastly different from the car that would actually go into production in 1964 but it gave Ford a solid testbed for potential new technologies. The Ford Mustang I Concept had a spaceframe chassis with an aluminium skin riveted to it, it was…

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American Look: A Populuxe Film

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Camp Century: The City Under Ice

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Project Iceworm was a secret Cold War operation to create subterranean nuclear missile launch sites under the Greenland ice sheet – within close striking distance of the USSR. It was all done under the cover of Camp Century, a pretend US Government operation used as a cover story for the Danish government – who were…

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This Is The Last Dam Run Of Likker I’ll Ever Make

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On March 16th 2009, Marvin “Popcorn” Sutton committed suicide a few days before he was to be taken to a federal penitentiary to serve hard time for moonshining. He was a mountain man of the highest order and one of the last of the original moonshiners, his friendly demeanour belied decades of experience hand-building stills…

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Live And Drive The Indy 500

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Live And Drive The Indy 500 is a delightfully retro look back at the Indy 500 through the lens of the late-1980s. I have to warn you now, the introduction is uber cheesy, but stick with it and you’ll see some of the major highlights from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from 1965 to the then…

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One Leap Ahead – A Jaguar Factory Tour In 1961

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One Leap Ahead is a short film produced by Jaguar Motors Ltd in 1961 to highlight their advanced production line, it focusses on the assembly of the iconic Jaguar Mark 2 and it’s fascinating to see a full automotive factory operating without a robot in sight. The Mark 2 with the 3.8 litre engine option…

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