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Love the Beast

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by AntiSol, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. Not strictly bike related, but I watched a great documentary last night about the love affair that can develop between man and machine. It made me think of how I love my bike.

    It's called "Love The Beast", and it's a documentary by Eric Bana about his first car - an XB Falcon coupe. He's kept it ever since his teenage years and since then it's become a 600hp race car which has been completely rebuilt, more than once. I didn't even know he was into racing.

    I don't want to say too much - spoilers, but I thought it was really great and that I'd recommend it here - if you're in love with a vehicle, watch this film.

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  2. It's a good yarn, despite the cringe-inducing bogans rhapsodising about their Fords, maaaate!
  3. He made a mess of it in the Targa Tasmania if I remember correctly.
  4. Correct
  5. yeah i wouldnt be too worried about that anymore.
  6. Haha, well I'm part bogan myself so to me it was just 'I think I know that guy's cousin'. ;) And as for it being a ford, meh - couldn't care less. But that particular car will always be cool, cuz it's the interceptor in my mind ;)

    I really felt for him when he crashed. You could see on his face how heartbroken he was.

    heh, I should have known that everyone here has seen it. I'll therefore also assume that everyone knows about 'Faster' and 'Fastest'? I'd love to hear about other bike-related documentaries I haven't have seen.
  7. The BEST bike doco ever is now very old, but is a true classic, despite. Browse YouTube for "On Any Sunday".
  8. Love the Beast - brilliant.
  9. Thanks, downloading now.

    One which might fit into the "oldie but a goodie" category is "Mondo Enduro". A bunch of guys riding from the UK across russia, across to canada, down to south america, across to africa, and finally back up to the UK. I'd love to do a trip like that. It's not the greatest cinematography (or editing, or sound mixing, etc) in history, but it's worth checking out.

    (To pre-empt the smartasses: no, they don't ride from russia to canada or from south america to africa, they ship the bikes and fly [in planes, not by flapping their arms])