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    Followup: Harley-Davidson 'Captain America' bike from Easy Rider nets $1.35M at auction
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    The famous, custom Harley-Davidson motorcycle nicknamed Captain America from the '60s classic Easy Rider sold for $1.35 million at auction on October 18, or just over $1.6 million after applicable fees. That was a new record price ever paid for a cycle, according to Hemmings, and It handily beat ...

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    Report: Harley-Davidson from Easy Rider expected to fetch $1.2M
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    With the famous tag line, "A man went looking for America. And couldn't find it anywhere..." the 1969 movie Easy Rider has become one of the definitive on-screen expressions of the counter culture of the era. Starring Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper with a great guest role from Jack Nicholson, it ...

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    Video: Meet the first all-female Palestinian racing team [UPDATE]
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    We are living in a fantastic time for movies about cars and motor racing. The Fast and Furious franchise brings mindless action, and movies like Rush show there can be a more intellectual side to motorsports. There's even room for some interesting documentaries, as well. Havana Motor Club is ...

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    Video: Need For Speed airs extended Super Bowl commercial, hits theaters March 14
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    Sunday's Super Bowl saw a new 30-second spot air for the upcoming Need For Speed movie, starring Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul. But what you may not have seen yet was the extended, 90-second trailer that went live online last night. The other item of news is NFS's release date - the new flick will ...

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    Report: Brad Pitt to join Tom Cruise in Go Like Hell
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    Call us optimistic, but it seems that a golden age of racing movies could be upon us once again. After classics like Le Mans and Grand Prix gave way to cheeseballs like Days of Thunder and Driven, the past few years have given us the epic documentary Senna and the recent blockbuster Rush. And the ...

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    Video: Compilation of memorable movie windscreen shots is great for trivia night
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    This might be the coolest video you'll see all day. From Supercut's YouTube channel comes this two-minute clip of nothing but movie scenes that take place in cars. Using Hollywood's time-honored through-the-windshield shot, it's interesting to see how so many movies stick to the same formula when ...

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    Video: Hit and Run is speeding towards a theater near you
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    Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls of appropriate ages, your requisite dose of big-screen fast driving is here. And it looks pretty darn funny, too. The movie in question is called Hit and Run. It was written and directed by Dax Shepard, who also stars in the film alongside such notables as ...

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    Video: Infiniti premieres Sebastian Vettel's kung-fu film debut
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    We've gotten used to seeing Sebastian Vettel kicks some ass on the race track. After all, he is the reigning Formula One world champion twice over. But in a kung-fu movie? We've got to be kidding, right? Only we're not. As you may recall, Infiniti – the luxury automaker that sponsors both ...

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    Ron Howard's Rush gears up to relive Lauda/Hunt showdown
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    We know the feeling. You watch a great movie, and then you want more. That's how trilogies are born. Unfortunately, that won't be possible with Asif Kapadia's celebrated documentary Senna, but that doesn't mean we can't have some more racing flicks in the pipeline. One of the most promising is a ...

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    Report: Ron Howard signs on to direct Lauda biopic Rush
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    Le Mans. Grand Prix. Senna. Even Days of Thunder. Legendary racing films all, but our list is preparing to grow by one more epic saga played out on the silver screen. That project, as we reported last month, is set to focus on the battle between Niki Lauda and James Hunt in the 1978 Formula 1 ...

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    Video: Planes trailer previews Disney tail-spinning off Cars franchise
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    Cars weren't actually the only machines with smiles in Cars. The Disney/Pixar animated feature that's about to spawn its second installment also included trucks, trains, combine harvesters and even helicopters with anthropomorphic faces. But now Disney is planning on taking things one step ...

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    Report: Niki Lauda lines up on the grid for his own biopic
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    With the Senna biopic now streaming to television sets everywhere, reports are coming in that another film is undergoing production that focuses on Niki Lauda. The Austrian driver is a three-time Formula One World Champion and rated as one of the best of all time. His career spanned over the ...

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    Report: The Hurt Locker's Jeremy Renner working on Steve McQueen biopic
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    Fresh from his back-to-back Oscar nominations for The Hurt Locker and The Town, actor Jeremy Renner (pictured at right at the Spirit Awards) has got his plate full with an endless stream of new projects. He's just finished filming the fourth Mission: Impossible movie, is currently filming a Hansel ...

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    VIDEO: Movie cars are strange - VW Bug-powered R34 Skyline from F&F
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    GTR-bodied buggy from Fast & Furious -- Click above to watch video
    Among the numerous cobbled-together blue GT-Rs used in Fast & Furious for Paul Walker's character, the strangest one in real life could be this one: a tube-framed buggy with a VW engine. So instead of an RB engine up ...

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    Lights, camera, throttle: Movie camera cars
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    Click above for a gallery of the cars that make the movies about cars
    We dig the cars in car flicks -- but what about the cars that make the flicks about cars? Looking less like Transformers and more like space junk peddled by the sand people, it's hard to imagine what it takes to turn a regular ...

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    Cars of Death Race revealed
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    No, these are not more spy shots of the 2010 Ford Mustang -- this is the 2006 Mustang GT that you'll soon see on the silver screen in the movie Death Race. A perusal of the film's automotive gems makes it look like Cars for post-apocalyptic and seriously angry adults. But if it were the 2010 ...

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    New Clint Eastwood vehicle titled Gran Torino
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    While he's shown a certain flair for historical pieces, we sincerely doubt that Clint Eastwood would forego his formidable film-crafting talent to make a documentary about a mid 1970's Ford that can be had for a dollar per pound. Details are scant, but Warner Brothers has targeted December 2008 as ...

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    Spy Video: BMW Progressive Activity Sedan
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    Back in September, BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer announced an ambitious plan to increase production to 1.8 million vehicles by 2012 and to 2 million units by 2020. To reach those goals, BMW is planning several new niche models, including what it referred to as a "Progressive Activity Sedan". But while ...

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    Back to the Future, Bullitt added to National Film Registry
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    Judging from how a generation of thirty-somethings have images of a flying, fusion-powered DeLorean imprinted in their DNA, we'd say that Back To The Future has left its mark. Likewise, Highland Green '68 Mustang fastbacks only look appropriate wearing American Racing Torq-Thrust Ds and flying ...

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    Schumacher cameos in another kids' movie
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    While we get all revved up over the revival of Speed Racer in film form, our funny friends in France are gearing up for the remake of their own children's classic, Asterix. The new film, which opens in French theaters next month, is slated to feature cameos by a number of sports figures, including ...

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