On Any Sunday (Brown 1971), the famous 1971 motorcycle documentary, has been shopped to death. Over the years, gent bloggers have obsessed over the film’s motorcycles, wax jackets, leather boots and Steve McQueen footage. Coming late to this movie, I gravitated to the section dealing with the six day international motorcycle trial in Spain. As a randonneur, I appreciate any sporting event that emphasizes endurance, durable clothing, modest rewards and an ethos of self reliance (riders must maintain their own machines during the race).
Here are a few of my favorite small details from On Any Sunday:
Anorak and jockey goggles over eyeglasses
2 thoughts on “Shopping from the movies: On Any Sunday (1971)”
Classic film. Love it. I believe the complete title is “On Any Sunday”.
Indeed, a nice movie. I’m too old for motorcycles though (I would never recover from a spill). I love the kit though and I’ve a waxed motorcycle jacket from Barbour.