WATCH | These motoring movies will keep any petrolhead busy during self-isolation

Former race car driver Willy T. Ribbs poses for photos during the Indianapolis 500 Festival Parade in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana on May 28, 2016.
Former race car driver Willy T. Ribbs poses for photos during the Indianapolis 500 Festival Parade in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana on May 28, 2016.
Raymond Boyd

People walking around with face masks, no parties and staying at home, have become a regular theme for South Africans, and for everyone else around the world as the coronavirus has caused so much havoc and sadness in our lives.

Staying indoors and self-isolating is not ideal but has become the safest option to flatten or curb the spread. As petrolheads, this is not an ideal situation because attending events and simply being behind the wheel is second nature.

Blasting the corona blues

Normally the first movie(s) that comes to mind is out of The Fast and the Furious franchise, and DStv has been playing these on repeat these past few weeks. It might be the most-watched movie by car lovers, but there are actually a number of options out there which could make for better options.


What's your ultimate car movie? Email us or use the comments section below.


Whether it's the titanic battle between Ford vs. Ferrari, or taking a deeper look into the life of racing legends, there is no shortage of racing-inspired movies.

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Perhaps you might have seen some of them before, or others for the first time, but you will surely learn something new.

With that said, here are a few alternatives on Netflix that will definitely keep you plumped on the couch:

1. Uppity

2. Gonchi

3. A Life of Speed: The Juan Manuel Fangio Story

4. The 24 Hour War

5. Apex: The Story of the Hypercar

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