Film: C’était un Rendez-vous – 1970s Street Racing in Paris

C'était un Rendez-vous

When describing C’était un Rendez-vous Jeremy Clarkson claimed that “it makes Bullitt look like a cartoon” and Carroll Shelby simply said “Outstanding”. Filming took place on public streets through Paris, there were no closed roads, safety supervisors, or medical personnel on standby. Obviously this is inadvisable and you or I shouldn’t try it, but thanks…

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Racing Documentary: The Seven Second Love Affair

Rick Stewart Drag Racing Seven Second

The Seven Second Love Affair is a documentary that follows the trials and tribulations of one of the most likable (and successful) men from the golden era of American drag racing – Rick “The Iceman” Stewart. If you’ve seen the iconic Bruce Brown documentary On Any Sunday you’ll probably see a parallel between the two…

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Documentary: Building An Engine From Scratch – Casting – Machining – Assembly – Test Riding

Building An Engine From Scratch - Casting - Machining - Assembly - Test Riding

This 10 minute films shows the process of building an engine from scratch, including the casting process, machining, final assembly, and the completed motorcycle’s first test ride. It’s an interesting look into how motorcycle (and car) engines were painstakingly built back in the early days of motoring, every step of the process involved highly-skilled machinists,…

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Documentary: Steve McQueen – Man On The Edge

Steve McQueen - Man On The Edge

Steve McQueen – Man On The Edge is an hour long documentary about the legendary actor that was filmed back in the 1980s – which means it contains interviews with many of McQueen’s close friends, some of whom have since passed away, like Bud Ekins, and the film industry professionals who gave him his first…

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1970 Can Am Documentary: The Heavies

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The Heavies is a Can Am documentary from 1970 that covers the race at Road Atlanta. This would be a very significant time in the history of Can Am, as Bruce McLaren had been killed while testing the new M8D McLaren Can Am car just days before the season began. Before the accident Bruce McLaren and Denny…

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