South Africa is currently in an unprecedented lockdown situation for the next 21 days. People will have to remain in their homes for all but the most essential reasons. These steps are necessary if we plan to stop the spread of the Coronavirus, or Covid-19, as it is also known. While some people will be able to perform parts of their workload remotely from home a large segment of the population will be indoors during the lockdown with very little to do. With that in mind we bring you this list of car content to watch part 3, to keep you occupied during the next three weeks. You can read Part 1 of the series by clicking here and Part 2 can be found at this link.
Among this list are movies and online shows that cover a wide spectrum of motoring, from racing documentaries to action comedies. If you can think of any others, please post them below the link to this story on our Facebook page. While the list below includes titles we suggest you watch there is also a list we recommend you avoid at all costs. These include: Fast and Furious (2-27), Driven, Overdrive, Gone in 60 Seconds, Drive, The (2003) Italian Job and Need for Speed.
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Life of Speed: The Juan Manuel Fangio Story
For many Formula 1 fans, there is one man who sits above all others, Juan Manuel Fangio. (Click here to read why one SA champion thinks Lewis Hamilton is the best F1 driver of all time.) The five-time champion went on to live a long and prosperous life, even though he raced in a time when a large percentage of racing drivers perished doing what they loved. Learn all about the Argentine and his remarkable career in the newly released Netflix movie.
APEX: The Secret Race Across America
Most of us have seen or, at least, heard of the famous Burt Reynolds Cannonball Run movies. The action comedies were based in reality as racer Brock Yates used to organise a transcontinental race across the US to see who could drive from coast-to-coast across the US in the shortest time possible. The race was banned in 1979, but several have tried to reset the record over the years. APEX: The Secret Race Across America recounts this crazy endeavour, narrated by none other than rapper/actor Ice T.
Love the Beast
Big screen star Eric Bana wanted to be a racecar driver long before he wanted to be an actor. In Love the Beast we get an insider’s view of his relationship with a Ford Falcon XB Coupe which he bought at the age of 15. The film revolves around Bana’s Ford and the role it has played in his and his best friends’ lives. In 2006 the group entered the all-tar Targa Tasmania rally and much of the race is covered in the self-produced movie. Check out Love the Beast in the trailer below.
What do the (new) Mini, Maserati MC12, Ford Escort RS Cosworth, McLaren P1 and Fiat 500 have in common? They were all designed by the same man: Frank Stephenson. The legendary designer has worked for some of the leading names in the automotive industry. In Chasing Perfect, we learn more about his interesting life and storied career.
Endurance is a new Porsche documentary that outlines the background, challenges and tireless efforts of the factory team as it competed in the world’s greatest endurance races for GT vehicles within eight days. Porsche Motorsport and its customer teams faced this extraordinary challenge during the 2019 season contesting the 24 Hours of Le Mans on 15/16 June 2019 and the 24-hour race on the Nürburgring just one week later. The full movie can be seen in the YouTube link below.