The film makes the best of limited footage from the era and features new interviews with nearly all the surviving protagonists.
Archival video shows how Matchbox cars used to be made in England. Matchbox Cars (1965) from British Pathé is a short film that shows excerpts of what went into making tiny metal toy cars.
Dekotora is the Japanese culture of semi truck customizing, and this documentary lets you take a ride with one owner who explains why he does it. The guy has over a million miles on his truck and over $40,000 invested into its lights and polished metal.
A German production company is developing a documentary on the real-life race that inspired the Cannonball Run movie, and is looking for historical footage.
New film documents the making of one of Steve McQueen's Le Mans, one of the most legendary racing movies of all time, with unseen archival footage. Watch the trailer right here.
Ford gives fans a peek behind the curtain at the development of the 2016 Focus RS in a new eight-part documentary series. It runs from early prototype engineering through to the management review.
Mark Neale releases the trailer for his fifth MotoGP film, 'Hitting the Apex,' co-produced and narrated by Brad Pitt.
The documentary 'The Ragged Edge' follows the rise of EBR Motorcycles and its founder, Erik Buell. The film was taped over four years, but finished and edited before EBR went into receivership this year.
Adam Carolla has released the trailer for Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman, documenting the legendary actor turned racer and his on-track exploits.
More high-quality documentaries about the history of motorsports are always welcome. When thinking about racing, we generally focus on moving forward to go a little faster or shave a tenth of a second off a lap. There's not much time to look backward. It's too bad, because there are so many fantastic stories from the sport's history. Thankfully, an upcoming doc is taking on the challenge of telling some of these tales, and it looks like a movie not to miss, especially for BMW fans.
The video game Gran Turismo arguably wasn't the first great driving simulator, but it came along at just the right time to do things no other console game had ever done so well before. First, the Sony PlayStation allowed for 3D graphics that could create a recognizable model of a car in 360 degrees. Also, GT offered a huge breadth of vehicles that could get almost anyone interested. Up to that point in time, most driving games focused on just Formula 1, rallying, production cars, or other specif
The producer of the Kick Gas documentary about electric vehicles is becoming somewhat of a convert. Yes, producer Tiffany Raim drove an SUV during the filming of the movie. But she's since gotten rid of it, according to an InsideEVs interview with her.
General Motors' recalls have hit critical mass in the media. Not only is the company being mocked by comedians like John Oliver, Jon Stewart and Saturday Night Live, but it's getting the documentary treatment from CNBC in a special called Failure to Recall: Investigating GM. The doc talks to families and individuals directly affected by GM's ignition switch recall and shows firsthand (with assistance from Consumer Reports) what it's like to drive one of the vehicles when it turns off.
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 trying to tell the story of racing in Cuba, and a new doc called Speed Sisters explores the first all-female, Palestinian racing team.
From the 1959 Cuban Revolution until just recently, it was illegal to buy or sell cars in Cuba without government approval. There were also very few new cars brought into the country. At the same time, racing was also banned on the island nation because it was considered an elitist sport. Of course, a government can do its best to prohibit whatever it wants, but that's not always going to stop passionate people from pursuing what they want to do. And that's exactly what has happened with racing
Presently, we argue about a number of driving simulation games, most notably the Gran Turismo franchise versus the Forza Motorsport franchise. In 1997, when the first Gran Turismo arrived, there was no such argument – the offspring that took five years to birth from the mind of Kazunori Yamauchi was the thing if you wanted the most realistic driving experience... and a bunch of Skylines and JDM kei cars to drive. It is the reason we have Forza - and GT Academy - and it took driving console
The most recent installment of the Fast & Furious franchise spent much of its time in London, and naturally that meant another one of those interchangeable nighttime party scenes with loud exhausts, loud paint jobs, loud music and loud attire. Vice magazine went to London to check out the real tuner-car lifestyle in a documentary called Boy Racer, and in spite of not coming across a single vintage Dodge Charger or sky blue Porsche 911 GT3 RS, there's a lot of what you'd expect.
The Formula One documentary 1 was first shown in Austin last year in advance of the inaugural US Grand Prix. Speaking to more F1 personalities than have ever been put in one film together, from John Surtees, Jackie Stewart and Jacky Ickx to Sebastian Vettel, Max Mosley and Martin Brundle, and produced by an award-winning crew of documentary makers, 1 focuses on the sport's safety and how it has moved on from the deadly game of the sixties and seventies to a far safer endeavor today.
Japan's Yakuza are some of the most dangerous and feared criminals on the planet, known for a disturbing level of commitment and honor. Just do some research on yubitsume to see what we mean.