Could the Easy Rider Captain America chopper soon become the most expensive motorcycle in the world?

Peter ‘Easy Rider’ Fonda dies aged 79

Peter Fonda, the actor who played Wyatt riding a Captain America Harley chopper in the 1969 movie Easy Rider, has died at the age of 79. The hippy film recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of its first screening. It was shot on a shoestring budget in a haze of pot smoke and with a plot that was …

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Handcrafted film about custom motorcycles

Handcrafted film about custom motorcycles

If you’ve got 50 minutes to spare, watch this beautifully produced feature film, titled Handcrafted, about Australia’s custom motorcycle community. It has been made by Gold Coast film production company Electric Bubble and available free on YouTube. The Handcrafted video was posted a couple of weeks ago and has had more than 30,000 views. In the …

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Movies about Wayne Gardner and Toby Price

Films about Wayne Gardner and Toby Price

Two movies about Wayne Gardner and Toby Price that display the guts, glory, glamour and grace of motorcycle racing have hit the big and small screens. Wayne The Wayne Gardner movie is simply called Wayne and is now screening at major cinemas. Here is the trailer for the feature-length film. As the blurb says: Wayne …

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Motorcycle stars in new Orson Welles movie The Other Side of the Wind

Motorcycle stars in new Orson Welles movie

Shortly after the low-budget film Easy Rider shook up Hollywood, venerated director Orson Welles exploited the outlaw biker image with his film The Other Side of the Wind. It was never finished, but the avant-garde movie about Hollywood has now been completed and will screen on Netflix in November. The film is one of the …

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Last Motorcycle on Earth goes ahead

‘Last Motorcycle on Earth’ film going ahead

A disturbingly realistic film project about motorcycles being banned in a future world of autonomous vehicles will go ahead despite failing to raise funds from an Indiegogo campaign. The Vintagent Trailers: The Last Motorcycle On Earth from The Vintagent on Vimeo. Director of The Last Motorcycle on Earth, Eric Ristau, has confirmed they are going ahead …

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Engaged to Death film

Campaign to restore Engaged to Death film

Iconic 1956 Italian film Engaged to Death, about motorcycle racing and famous marques such as Moto Guzzi and Gilera, could soon be restored through a crowd-funding campaign. Running Films is trying to restore the two remaining and slightly damaged celluloid copies of Engaged to Death (The boyfriends of death). It’s described as a “tale of …

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Film celebrates bike building legend

This short film celebrates the life and achievements of Rex Wolfenden, an iconic Australian motorcycle builder. Rex was an A-grade motocross racer, but his real success came later, as a talented historical motorcycle maker crafting bikes from scratch. 50 Kaliber Films has created A Portrait of a Motorcycle Legend – the story of Rex Wolfenden …

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