Mad Max: motorcycle burnout
This production still from Mad Max (1979) shows a motorcycle stunt rider creating a perfect 'donut' burnout.
With the film's gang cheering him on the image is an almost beautiful celebration of the motorbike and the skill of the rider.
Cars and motorcycles were as much characters in the Mad Max films as the people themselves. Other notable Australian car and bike movies of the 1970s include The Cars That Ate Paris (Peter Weir, 1974) and Stone (Sandy Harbutt, 1974).