Sounds of Heaven ...

My suggestion is watch full screen with full volume for at least thirty minutes to achieve the proper immersive effect. For years small boys and grown men have felt the Corvettes offer a key part of the Le Mans spectacle – yes the glowing brake rotors, yes the flames out of the exhaust,...

Single Minded Focus ...

By coming out of retirement, as he did a few years ago, Michael Schumacher could only stand to lessen his reputation. Were he dominant again, people would have no different an impression of him than from before; were he to stumble and not win endlessly to the point of monotony his reputation...

James Bond, Sherlock...

There is something special about a flying car, be it the “true” flying car, a work of fifties science fiction, James Bond villains ( Scaramanga’s unforgetable, preposterous yet still wonderful AMC Matador ) or children’s fiction, such as Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. A conventional car...

Subaru Impreza vs. I...

Towards the end of last year I learned about Subaru’s attempt to set a new lap speed record for cars around the famed Isle of Man TT course. This involved a specially prepared Impreza, with Mark Higgins, a former British Rally Champion, at the wheel. With this onboard film in mind it is...

Grand Prix – F...

Grand Prix stands as a dramatized snapshot of Formula 1 in the mid-sixties. Director John Frankenheimer chose to film real Grand Prix in order to capture the right level of drama and speed, and in so doing produced an amazing document of the 1966 season. It is important that all of the things...

Motoring Films ̵...

There are a range of issues with the depiction of cars in films, not least that the film makers are not usually “car guys” so the resulting film does not hang together if one is a “car guy”. Unrealistic chases, with preposterous tyre squealing on desert surfaces and driving into...