I don’t know if you had any plans this fine Sunday but with heat records being broken willy nilly right around the globe, I though it might be nice to spend the day indoors near the fridge with 7 hours and 21 minutes of 2012 Dakar footage.
It’s great to stumble across old movies like this, the title of the film is “Mountain Legend” and it’s an old Castol film covering the 1965 Targa Florio.
Cafe Racer & The City was directed and filmed by the talented Alexander Khudokon in 2011, I have a soft spot for well made videos like this although I always feel like they just need a script in order to be made into a feature film.
This breathtaking 10 minute film shows Joey Dunlop completing a high-speed lap of the Isle of Man circuit in 1983 onboard his Honda V4 RS850R.
This is the full 1984 Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix, it was a rather wet race with all the usual accidents as a result. The grid was stacked with talent in ’84 including names like Alain Prost, Nigel Mansell, Niki Lauda, Nelson Piquet, Keke Rosberg, Ayrton Senna, Martin Brundle and René Arnoux.
WWII documentaries always fascinate me, this film by Ewan MacGregor is a brilliant insight into lives of the Lancaster crews of the war. There is some special significance here for me because my Great Uncle Alf was a bombardier or bomb aimer on the Lancaster during the war, he was one of the lucky ones who survived.
The ’80s were a hell of a time for motorcycle gangs, not just in the USA but around the world. This retrotastic 50 minute long documentary follows The Outcasts motorcycle gang…motorcycle gang version of This Is Spinal Tap.
Okay so there’s no motor vehicle in this photograph. It’s just unadulterated cool and I wanted to share it.
Possibly the most iconic rough-round-the-edges actor of the mid-20th century, he went on to make the Schott Perfecto jacket an icon in it’s own right.
I love a good documentary, especially when it’s about motorcycles and it was made by friends. This fantastic 20 minute film follows the story of Paul Rodden and Larry Murray, two slightly older off-road motorcyclists who regularly go out on the trails with much younger men, and literally leave them in the dust.
Thunderball is one of the better Bond films, the financials agree with me on this as well. It earned $141 million at the box office and if you adjust for inflation, it’s still the highest grossing Bond film ever released.
It seems a shame that this clip is only 0:48 seconds long, seeing people skiing down a mountain being pulled by a Porsche 550 Spyder, Porsche 356, assorted Triumphs and other motorcycles is genuinely incredible.