Jun 19, 2016
24 hours of Le Mans, one of the world’s most prestigious automobile rraces held this weekend and Irish team Murphy Prototypes, owned by Greg Murphy is competing there for the 5th consecutive year.
During this year’s 24 hour endurance race, check out “Journey To Le Mans” on Netflix which follows British privateer team Jota Sport and shows what it takes to compete in one of the most challenging races in the world. And when Le Mans is over, you can binge on some of the great motorsport documentaries and motoring series on Netflix including Love the Beast, Gonchi, Lauda : The Untold Story, Top Gear or Corvette Nation.
Journey to Le Mans
The 24 hour Le Mans endurance race is the most prestigious endurance motorsport event in the world. In 2014, Fantelli Productions followed British privateer team Jota Sport, taking an intimate look at the feat of human endurance and the marvel of engineering it takes to compete in one of the most challenging races on earth. View the spectacle that is Le Mans, through the eyes and emotions of the men at the very heart of it. Proving with enough hard work, dedication and passion, you really can achieve anything. https://youtu.be/VMxVJykzuRk
Lauda : The Untold Story
In 1976 Niki Lauda survived one of the most famous crashes in Formula One history. Using previously unseen footage, LAUDA: THE UNTOLD STORY explains what happened on that fateful, and near fatal day at the Nurburgring, then follows Lauda’s courageous journey to recovery culminating in a miraculous comeback in Monza just weeks later. The film also investigates the impact that his crash had not just on his own life but on the sport as a whole, looking at the safety developments from the 1900s to the present day. Featuring exclusive access to Mercedes HQ and interviews with Lauda, his family, and motorsports legends past and present including Sir Jackie Stewart, David Coulthard, Mark Webber, Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, Hans-Joachim Stuck and Jochen Mass. LAUDA: THE UNTOLD STORY is a must-see for all motorsport fans.
A Faster Horse
As the fiftieth anniversary of the Mustang approaches and the US car industry is just emerging from the ravages of the Great Recession, Ford launches what is only its fifth redesign of the iconic Mustang since its debut in 1964. Now the expectations of thousands of Mustang devotees around the globe are all placed squarely on the shoulders of the Mustang engineering and design team. Chief Program Engineer Dave Pericak leads the charge from assembly floor to showroom – refining every minute detail – as the 2015 Mustang is put to the test in the final days leading up to its internationally anticipated launch.
Love The Beast
Love the Beast is a 2009 documentary film directed by Eric Bana, and featuring Bana, Jay Leno, Jeremy Clarkson, and Phil McGraw. It was listed as one of the best automotive documentaries by The News Wheel in 2015. The film documents the 25-year history of Eric Bana’s first car, a 1974 Ford XB Falcon Hardtop that he purchased at the age of fifteen for A$1100. In this film, Eric explores the central role that fixing and racing this car has played in his life and the lives of his friends. He describes it as being, “like a campfire for me and my mates”. Celebrities Jay Leno, Dr. Phil and Jeremy Clarkson offer opinions on the emotional attachments that some people form with their cars. https://youtu.be/_MgU14fBYas
GONCHI tells the story of a Uruguayan car racer that dreamt about being in F1 and did all that was possible to reach his goal. When he was about to reach his best prize, he died in a car accident at the CART World Series tests in Laguna Seca, US. This is a story about inspiration and overcoming obstacles. It portrays that nothing is impossible in life if there is dedication and love. A story about a young man that went through many hardships and that raced with the best. He came from a country with no tradition in the international motor racing world. https://youtu.be/I2gB9mTki20
Top Gear (Series 18-22)
Thirty five episodes featuring Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May!
This series celebrating the immortal Chevy Corvette kicks off with episode devoted to the C7 Stingray. https://youtu.be/U9qoEFOf1Zk
Days of Thunder
Tom Cruise stars as a gifted but unproven stock car racer whose quick temper and rivalry with another driver threatens to put the brakes on his career. Stars Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman.
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