Editor’s note: As 2018 drew to a close, we shared our favorite car movies as an alternative to the Hallmark holiday movies that some people watch this time of year. So this year we’re adding a twist to the series, sharing the 10-favorite motorcycle movies selected in a poll of the ClassicCars.com Journal staff. The series begins today with No. 9 TT3D: Closer to the Edge.
Although he had been on the podium eight times, Guy Martin had never won “the world’s most dangerous race,” the Isle of Man TT. But this 2011 documentary by Richard De Aragues follows Martin’s quest in that motorcycle race.
“By vividly recounting the TT’s legendary rivalries and the Isle of Man’s unique road racing history, this 3D feature documentary will discover why modern TT riders still risk their lives to win the world’s most dangerous race,” reports CinemaNX.
“The Isle of Man Tourist Trophy is the greatest motorcycle road race in the world, the ultimate challenge for rider and machine. It has always called for a commitment far beyond any other racing event, and many have made the ultimate sacrifice in their quest for victory.
“A story about freedom of choice, the strength of human spirit and the will to win. It’s also an examination of what motivates those rare few, this elite band of brothers who risk everything to win. The vision of top commercials director Richard de Aragues, this promises to be one of the most thrilling films of 2011.”
As for Martin himself, the respected IMBD.com movie website notes that his enthusiasm for whatever he finds fascinating is so powerful that British schools use his programs to teach children about the Industrial Revolution.
According to Martin’s website, he holds speed records for snowmobiles, soapbox racers, hovercraft, 24 hours on a bicycle, and the commercial vehicle lap record at the Nurburgring.