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Old 06-13-2012, 08:42 AM   #1
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I demand to know who's responsible for the sound track on these videos. They should be taken out back and beaten savagely. Or better yet, forced to stand all day and night on the elevator only roughly perched inside the Boise, Idaho Holiday Inn. No m...

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Old 06-13-2012, 08:45 AM   #2
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Hahaha... that music is KILLER! What an odd pairing.
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:10 AM   #3
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Priceless footage, first few minutes were very special.
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Old 06-14-2012, 01:20 AM   #4
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Priceless footage, first few minutes were very special.
thanks for appreciating the importance of the videos

special thanks should go to Dwayne Warner

( the new owner of Outlaw in the early video )


Dwayne was given the cd by Jeff in his hunt to gather information

on Outlaw . he was lucky enough to get his hands on this little beauty

after years of neglect of sitting under a tree







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Old 06-17-2012, 06:25 AM   #5
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thanks for appreciating the importance of the videos

special thanks should go to Dwayne Warner

( the new owner of Outlaw in the early video )


Dwayne was given the cd by Jeff in his hunt to gather information

on Outlaw . he was lucky enough to get his hands on this little beauty

after years of neglect of sitting under a tree
The 54 Pontiac in my avatar is actually the one that was swaped for The Outlaw. I purchased it from Rod in Adelaide who has an upgraded version of the original Outlaw which is sitting in his front yard (under a tree). Because I fried the engine on the way home, about 40 miles from Rod's place, I went back to his home bar for beers and watched all his old footage of The Outlaw. He's a good bloke. Was pretty hard for him to let that car go and from what I gathered, there may be regrets. Good footage.
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Old 06-17-2012, 06:45 AM   #6
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The 54 Pontiac in my avatar is actually the one that was swaped for The Outlaw. I purchased it from Rod in Adelaide who has an upgraded version of the original Outlaw which is sitting in his front yard (under a tree). Because I fried the engine on the way home, about 40 miles from Rod's place, I went back to his home bar for beers and watched all his old footage of The Outlaw. He's a good bloke. Was pretty hard for him to let that car go and from what I gathered, there may be regrets. Good footage.
yep i know that story , i was after it myself every time i popped in to see Rod he wasn't there . i left an offer and my ph number but never heard back . i was way off with my offer of 5 grand . but i was lucky enough to get hold of Lenny Leonards little digger .. previous owner builder ( 1975) Ron Matthews from Whyalla
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:11 AM   #7
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Sounds like porno music!
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:12 AM   #8
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Wow, my own backyard. I had no idea we had so many cool hot rods in our history (I'm sure others will be less surprised). Then again I was only 1 when this was filmed. I'm a bit proud. Cool.
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:24 AM   #9
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I totally dig the footage and I left the sound on... but perhaps the Aussies could adjust our ears to what would have been the popular music of this sweet time and idyllic place.
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Old 06-16-2012, 12:01 AM   #10
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Wow, my own backyard. I had no idea we had so many cool hot rods in our history (I'm sure others will be less surprised). Then again I was only 1 when this was filmed. I'm a bit proud. Cool.

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If you check out my cars ( not mine ) facebook page you will see some of the cars in the video, that we as a small group of nostalgia nuts here in Adelaide run at Whyalla

ShesAce -Munster -Turtle and soon to be on the track again Outlaw

(Munster is the later version)

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Slings...32183923480408
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:24 AM   #11
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Thanks for prefixing this stuff Ryan. Hey, don't knock L.A Valium rock, goes good with a cup of tea & a ciggie..
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:34 AM   #12
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I saw these the other night when Andrew posted on... Facebook. I posted the next day no one commented so edited the post and I removed links. Ryan, nice to see you feature this on the main page where they can reach many people. There are actually 8 videos which I have downloaded off youtube. That red '32 is so typical of early Australian Hot Rodding. Also that Red Bucket with the side pipes has always been high on my list of early Oz rods.
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:34 AM   #13
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The next time i go to the races i'm really gonna checkout the pits to see if there are any tea sippers.

Great footage. Thanks for posting.
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:24 AM   #14
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Geez,I could've done better than that,but the video made it all bearable.
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:08 AM   #15
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Hey I liked the music, mabey its the mood I'm in today. Ryan, you commented the Aussies were ten years behind us in styles, that looked to be true in'65 but I don't think the same is true today. Normal Norman
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:22 PM   #16
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That's the generic "Put grandpa's 8mm movies on VHS" music that all of the commercial services used to use.

Thank God my parents opted for the ragtime score, much more entertaining.
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Old 06-13-2012, 02:53 PM   #17
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Ryan / Drewfus - Great stuff! ... Thanks for sharing these videos with us!

As for the music ... while I agree it doesn't fit this vintage movie footage, I did kinda dig it ... so much so that I looked into the artist:

Tommy Emmanuel

Four-time winner of Australia's Best Guitarist award, has helped bring the art of rock
guitar down under to a higher awareness over his two-decade-long career by bringing a
sense of jazz improvisation into a mix that also includes blues, country, rock, classical,
and Spanish music. After years as a popular sideman and ace songwriter, the two-time
ARIA (Aussie Grammys equivalent) award winner launched his solo career in 1988 with
'Up from Down Under'. Several releases have followed, most notably his critically acclaimed
1993 release 'The Journey', which hit high on Gavin and Radio & Records NAC airplay charts.
He has shown a mastery and affinity for both electric and acoustic axes and has been
singled out by the likes of notable musicians such as Chet Atkins, with whom he recorded
'The Day Finger Pickers Took Over the World' in 1997, and Todd Rundgren as being an
innovator on the instrument. 'Only' appeared in 2001, followed by 2002's 'Endless Road'
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[QUOTE=HEMI32;7865550]Ryan / Drewfus - Great stuff! ... Thanks for sharing these videos with us!

As for the music ... while I agree it doesn't fit this vintage movie footage, I did kinda dig it ... so much so that I looked into the artist:


Also a footnote, anyone that used Pinnacle Video Editing software would recognize that music, most of the stock music that came free with the software was the same thing. Very Cool in my mind!


I also posted the link of Ryans Original Story on the OzRodders Forum and asked the age old, does anyone know any of these guys!
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Old 06-17-2012, 08:13 AM   #19
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Also had to comment on the bloke in the open front rear engine dragster, lot of stones to drive a car with no front on it! Did like the Glenn Miller American Patrol Interpretation song on one of the videos and in Parts 7 and 8 got to see some of the undisputed kings of drag at that time as well! Who doesnt know the Munster car?!

Cool stuff, when is it available on DVD?
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Old 06-19-2012, 05:33 AM   #20
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does anyone know any of these guys
Part 5 / 4.09 min Russell Parker lives nearby and recently popped over to check out my S/D Dragster

his latter rail Cobra he sold to Ron Matthews in Whyalla , after Cobras use by date it was stripped and some of the components are in my S/D Dragster





Part 6 / 1.18 min John Howell .

before i posted the videos on youtube i gave John a copy

he is still a local and ran the local mechanical repairs Twowell till he recently retired and sold Midnight mts

he is still the local RAA call out guy




A.I.R video

The Taperoo service station guys / Munster - Shes Ace ..... Peter Hines and Chris Parry are part of our Nostalgia days at Whyalla



Peter leaning against Munster and Chris leaning on the door of Shes Ace

And the Turtle is also still on the scene here in SA . Dave Worden helps out the new owner Chris Mineards ( MY pic from Whyalla )




I spoke to Dwayne Warner today .. owner of the old Outlaw it will be on the track soon and join us at Whyalla

the original owner driver Brian Hutchesson owns a motel in Quorn SA

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