Documentary: Jaguar At Le Mans In 1953

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The 24 hour endurance race in 1953 at the Circuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans, France was a comeback year for Jaguar, after a disastrous performance the year before. The early overheating issues that had plagued the still-new Jaguar C-Type had largely been rectified, and 1953 would see the addition of disc brakes to…

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Documentary: Gasoline For Everybody

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Gasoline For Everybody is a 1947 film that teaches the process of making gasoline, from searching for crude oil right through the refining process till pure gasoline comes out the other end. It goes into quite some detail, and uses clear graphics to explain everything, right down to what is happening at the molecular level….

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Steve McQueen’s Race Suit From “Le Mans”

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This is the original Steve McQueen race suit and helmet from his now legendary 1971 film Le Mans. The last time it came up for sale it went for almost $1 million USD ($984,000 USD), and it’s likely to surpass that figure handsomely this time around. Le Mans is a movie that any self-respecting car…

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Documentary: The Meyers Manx Story

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The Meyers Manx Story is a look back at the man (and the car) that revolutionized beach buggies in the mid-1960s. Bruce F. Meyers developed a unique fiberglass body that could be fitted to a shortened VW Beetle floorpan, keeping the engine, transmission, suspension, brakes, and steering in place. In 1965 Bruce started selling kits…

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Mystery Of The Buried Ferrari Dino Solved

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The story of the buried Dino Ferrari is fascinating, and until 2012 it was incomplete. That is until Jalopnik Senior Editor Mike Spinelli did some digging and uncovered the story behind the car, why it was buried, and who now owns it. Many of us have seen the pictures of the Dino being dug up,…

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1960 USAF Training Film – Dogfighting In Jets

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This original USAF training film from 1960 gives a 20 minute introduction to the art of dogfighting in fighter jets – otherwise known as Air Combat Maneuvering. At the beginning of the 1960s jet fighters were still relatively new, the first having been flown only 15 or so years prior. That said, men had been…

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Documentary: Car Crash – The DeLorean Story

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Car Crash – The DeLorean Story is a documentary about the DeLorean DMC-12 and the man behind it – the late-great John DeLorean. Those of you who don’t know the story behind the car are in for a treat, it’s a story of global intrigue, cocaine trafficking, the FBI, private jets, Colin Chapman, the IRA,…

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Documentary – Norman Dewis: The Greatest Test Driver

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From 1952 till 1985 a friendly Brit named Norman Dewis was the chief test driver and development engineer at Jaguar. He was pivotal in developing the XK120/140/150, the C-Type, D-Type, XKSS, E-Type, and a slew of other iconic Jaguars – making him by far the most important test driver in the company’s history. The big wigs…

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Short Film: Survivor

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Survivor is a short film by director Cam Elkins, the man behind the popular Stories of Bike series that’s essential viewing for all motorcyclists. The film was created for the world famous Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride – an annual charity motorcycle event that takes place across 505 cities in 90 countries – raising over $3.6M USD (in…

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Morgan: The Most Honest Car Factory in the World

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Morgan Motor Company: The Most Honest Car Factory in the World is a short film that takes a close look inside the factory of the storied British automaker. There’s an interesting juxtaposition at Morgan of old and new, with their classic vehicles still sporting ash wood frames and hand-fitted aluminum bodies. Newer Morgan designs have…

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Short Film: The Black Falcon

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The Black Falcon is a custom motorcycle built by Ian Barry and his team at Falcon Motorcycles in Los Angeles, it’s one of the most highly-respected and detailed custom bikes of the modern era – and the fact that it’s powered by a 1950 Vincent Black Shadow V-twin only adds to its appeal. This film…

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