Documentary: 1949 Albany to New York Outboard Race

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This 10 minute film covers the 1949 Albany to New York Outboard Marathon Race, an event with dozens of entrants in multiple classes, making the not-insignificant trip up the Hudson River from New York to Albany. It’s a journey of over 150 miles by water – and you can only imagine how challenging it would be…

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Interview: Enzo Ferrari on Ferrari

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This 25 minute interview is one of the best conversations with Enzo I’ve ever seen. The man behind Ferrari was notoriously difficult to get along with, and many journalists and interviewers over the years struggled to get him to open up and talk freely. Sadly there’s no information about who actually produced this film, but…

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Documentary: Hells Angels Forever

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Editor’s Note: This film contains salty language and some nudity, we recommend viewing only if you’re 18+. Hells Angels Forever is a 1983 documentary about the world’s most notorious motorcycle gang, it’s a little biased in favour of the Angels but it does offer a remarkable insight into the heart of the group. The film…

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James Bond / Skyfall Honda CRF250R

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This is the Honda CRF250R from the opening sequence of the 2012 James Bond film Skyfall. It was modified to look like a Turkish police motorcycle, and it was piloted by Ola Rapace (but mostly by his stunt double) across the rooftops of Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar. Skyfall is still the highest-grossing Bond film of all…

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Chopper Pilot: Learning To Fly A Helicopter

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This Vietnam War era educational film was produced by the Army Pictorial Center in the 1960s, likely due to the need to train a significant number of new helicopter pilots as a result of the escalating South East Asian war. The film includes both pre-flight and flight training by the warrant officer candidate program at…

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Documentary: Break The Record

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Break The Record is a documentary covering the successful world land speed record run by Blue Flame in 1970 – it was to be the last time the Americans would hold the record, and it was also the last time the outright land speed record would be set at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah….

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Not So Easy: Peter Fonda’s Motorcycle Safety Film

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Not So Easy is a motorcycle safety film presented by Peter Fonda, and featuring Evel Knievel – quite easily two of the most prominent motorcycle personalities of their era. The film was commissioned by the Ontario Provincial Police and it includes a broad range of excellent advice, including a tidbit from Evel explaining that he…

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Documentary: Spitfire!

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Spitfire! is a wonderful documentary that actually talks to some of the men and women directly involved with the iconic fighter aircraft’s design and construction – including a lady who accidentally ended up clinging to the tail of a Spitfire as it took off and had to circle back around to the airdrome. The film was…

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How British Motorsport Was Born

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How British Motorsport Was Born is a short film (under 8 minutes) that takes a look at the modern day Brighton Speed Trials, whilst taking a look back at the history of British motorsport. While the team at MotorPunk were at it, they tried their hand at breaking a 90 year old speed record in a proper…

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