Is it possible for something to be brain-fossilizingly mundane and yet absolutely fascinating at the same time? This 1993 BBC documentary, about company cars and the executives and sales reps that drive them, does exactly that. You’ve got to hear what these ‘90s era badge-obsessed dipshits think of some remarkably… »
Of all the car-related documentaries to come out in recent years, one of the films we’ve been most excited about has been Speed Sisters, which chronicles the story of the first all-woman racing team in the Middle East. At last, it’s making its U.S. debut this weekend at the DOC NYC festival in New York.
I got an email from Michael Banovsky of Petrolicious with a link to what he described as a “surprisingly watchable” old doco. Somehow I ended up clicking on it and suddenly I’d consumed half an hour. Worth checking out even if you don’t speak Italian! »
"When you get out to that track... whatever it is that's roiling around in your head, it just goes right out the window." That's coming from Paul Newman, a man who knew what he was talking about. This is the first trailer for Adam Carolla's documentary on Newman's racing career, and boy does this film look awesome. »
"My Last Race With Ferrari" is a fantastic Spanish documentary gives us a rare glimpse behind the scenes as Fernando Alonso goes into his final race with the team at Abu Dhabi. Alonso comes off not as the driving god we see on TV, but as entirely human: nervous, funny and kind. »
Occasionally, I get e-mails from readers with column ideas. A few of the more memorable suggestions include taking my Nissan Cube to a dirt track rally, doing a monster-truck style stadium jump in my SUV, and setting my face on fire so no one has to look at it again. »
If you thought the stream of Detroit documentaries had finally slowed to a drip since the automotive industry is on a solid rebound, think again. »
Just a reminder, the fantastic documentary Senna will be airing on NBC Sports Network tonight at 8PM EST. »