The Roadracers

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Category: Dailies

With a voiceover you would expect for a documentary about the last uncontacted Amazonian tribe, The Roadracers, shot in 1977 and released in 1979, offers a strangely voyeuristic look at three Irish road racers from Armoy: Frank Kennedy, Mervyn Robinson and Joey Dunlop. While billed as a celebration of the skill and tenacity of road racers, certain points of the film seem to paint racing as a frivolous waste of money and I'm also completely confused by the American country music soundtrack. That said, there's some amazing footage of 1977 Irish road racing. It's available right now on YouTube in 4 parts.

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