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Top Five of 2011: Documentaries

Submitted by on January 14, 2012

Video Documentary: Hunt and Sheene – When Playboys Ruled the World

Sit back and enjoy this full length documentary about the legendary Barry Sheene and his partner in crime James Hunt.
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Video Documentary: Henri Toivonen – His Rally Days

Henri Toivonen was, without doubt, one of the fastest, most spectacular and most popular rally drivers of his generation. His tragic death, with co-driver Sergio Cresto, in 1986 was a devastating blow to the sport and Toivonen’s many fans.

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Video Documentary: The Deadliest Crash – The 1955 Le Mans Disaster

It was the most horrific, and deadliest crash in the history of motor racing. On June 11, 1955, at the Le Mans 24-hour race, at least 83 spectators were killed and hundreds more injured when the burning remains of  Pierre Levegh’s Mercedes 300SLR  flew into the crowd­ after a crash with Mike Hawthorn on the pit straight.

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Video: BMW Motorsport in the 1980s

This great video series takes a look at BMW’s rich Motorsport history.

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Video: Jack Brabham Documentary

When We Were Racers is about a legend of motor sport, Jack Brabham. Originally broadcast on the ABC in 2009 , Jack tells his stirring story with the help of other motor racing icons Sir Stirling Moss, Alan Jones and Murray Walker.

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