Everyone has a need for speed somewhere in them. Many get their fix by sitting back and watching a good action film or real-life documentary. Although each documentary is different – some focusing more on the car and others on the driver – they all seem to strike an emotional response from viewers as people can relate to a vehicle they have owned or aspire to own.
The Speed Merchants
This film, directed by Michael Keyser, tells the legendary tale of the 1972 World Sportscar Championship. The documentary is told by Mario Andretti and Vic Elford; it features the pair driving their race cars, the Ferrari 312P and Alfa Romeo, respectively. Not only are there race scenes and track footage, but the film also takes the viewer behind the scenes with other drivers, including Jacky Ickx, Helmut Marko, and Brian Redman. It is a classic not to be missed.