SPIRIT OF SPEED - A History of Motorcycle Racing in Australia - 'The Classic Era' 1901 - 1965
Introduced by Wayne Gardner
"Spirit of Speed" examines various aspects of the evolution of the motorcycle and the inevitable pitting of these machines against each other in races. The film features the first velodromes and speed trials of pre World War 1, reliability trials, grass track, aerodrome meetings, speedway and scramble; and introduces the road and track meetings, which preceded the high-tech forms of racing we enjoy today. The efforts of Australians at the Isle of Mann are also covered.A main feature of the film is the quality and quantity of stunning archival film footage, which includes Ballarat Park (1946), Fisherman's Bend (1947), Phillip Island (1937), the Reliability Trial of 1936, Jack Booth's speed trials of 1920, and Sydney Speedway (1945), just to name a few.
Duration: Approx. 71 minutes
Directed by: Darren Jones, Edited by: Fabian Fitzgerald
Distributed by: Blue Range Studio