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Motion Pictures South Australian Drag Racing Footage

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. Ryan
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  2. -Brent-
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    Hahaha... that music is KILLER! What an odd pairing.
     
  3. Kiwi Kev
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    Priceless footage, first few minutes were very special.
     
  4. Sounds like porno music!
     
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  5. 32ford5
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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.
     
  6. Spooky Two
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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.
     
  7. Spoggie
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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..
     
  8. 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.
     
  9. kurtis
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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.
     
  10. flamingokid
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    Geez,I could've done better than that,but the video made it all bearable.
     
  11. Normal Norman
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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
     
  12. Bigcheese327
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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.
     
  13. 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'
    (it was finally released in the U.S. three years later), 2005's 'Live One', and 2006's 'Happy
    Hour' (with Jim Nichols) and 'Mystery'. ~ Jonathan Widran, Rovi
     
  14. Here's part 4:

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  15. ... part 5:

    <object width="640" height="360"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/6bSwswIgs4I?hl=en_US&amp;version=3&amp;rel=0"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/6bSwswIgs4I?hl=en_US&amp;version=3&amp;rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="640" height="360" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>[/MEDIA]​
     
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  16. ... part 6:

    <object width="640" height="360"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/EwYg0Jaz9b0?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/EwYg0Jaz9b0?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="640" height="360" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>​
     
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  17. ... part 7:

    <object width="640" height="360"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/2xT6N_ACCqA?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/2xT6N_ACCqA?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="640" height="360" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>​
     
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  18. ... and part 8:

    <object width="640" height="360"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/vbF4lRJNrdI?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/vbF4lRJNrdI?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="640" height="360" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>​
     
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  19. Jeem
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    Ahhh the traditional HOCKEY STICK START!

    Yeah, I know I'm weird, but I like the late 70's score....makes me think it was a local TV station from say, '78 and they did a "Nostalgia" piece about the local history of Drag Racing.

    Do Aussie TV sets work alright...I mean, considering they're upside down an' all that...
     
  20. Drewfus
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    the music is kinda like some of the cars, SO wrong, and yet cool ...
     
  21. autobilly
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    Bet the Gogomobile (part 1) won the meet.:D
    Great "local" footage, thanks Drewfus!
     
  22. El Caballo
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    I'm impressed at how nice people dressed; people have more money now and dress like shit. I don't get it.
     
  23. slightly-dangerous
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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






    [​IMG]
     
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  24. Great footage , I drive past the Gawler sprints venue twice a week.

    As for the music I dont mind it either. I don't see it justifying the criticism it has generated. I was about 8 yo back then in the mid sixties. I recall attending road races at a venue not far from the places in these videos. I distinctly recall the sounds of Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass being broadcast over the PA between events. Lonely Bull springs to mind Back then was a very different time, a more relaxed time. The soundtrack for me evokes memories of that simpler less complex time.
     
  25. autobilly
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    That FB/EK "Panel" really gave "Red Roadster" a run at the end of part 3 and start of part 4.;)
     
  26. Phil Stevens
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    priceless footage, thanks for sharing.
    the red '35 coupe in part 7 is still owned by the same guy, Neil Kelly, hows that for long time ownership.
     
  27. RoddyB34
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    I spotted Neils 35 Coupe too ,he wasnt afraid to travel ,,,how about Bob Skoglunds hemi powered rail ,must have been a Eagles club road trip over to S.A.,,
     
  28. 63Compact
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    Awesome bit of footage. Thanks for sharing.
     
  29. Ryan
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    Um. You do realize that I was only joking - correct?
     
  30. pwschuh
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    Having not attended a drag race until 1972, I was gonna ask what was the point of the long-handled flat plate being jerked out from under the front wheel by a man in a lab coat?
     

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