View Full Version : My short film on Datsuns of the Shellsport series

10-20-2011, 03:56 AM
Episode 2 of Widened Steels, thanks to Jared Buckley on camera duties...And cheers to the forum for the information to get me started!


10-20-2011, 05:04 AM

Although never a fan of the 2 litre Shellsport series 'back in the day' due to the axing of 6 litre cars by MANZ, there is no doubt the series, the drivers and cars were and remain an important part of NZ's motorsport history.

Looking forward to many more of these videos.

Rod Grimwood
10-20-2011, 07:31 AM
Mate these are so good. Will there be more.

Steve Holmes
10-20-2011, 06:45 PM
Hey that is fantastic! And nice investigative work tracking down so many original cars. I love the old race footage. Thats really hard to find these days.

10-21-2011, 04:28 AM
super stuff.. very professional.. how did you crack tvnz archives to get the footage?

Rod Grimwood
10-21-2011, 10:45 PM
Just keep cracking them, that old footage is awesome.

10-24-2011, 03:51 AM
super stuff.. very professional.. how did you crack tvnz archives to get the footage?

tvnz broadcast all this stuff live so none of it was recorded. just a case of calling as many people as you can and asking if they have any videos lying around, then searching through it for relevant footage. fairly time consuming but it is magic stuff to find.

Rod Grimwood
10-24-2011, 05:04 AM
I got a box full, so I better find a video player and start looking. I want to put them on disc is that a hassle. (I am not up with this techo)

Steve Holmes
10-25-2011, 06:16 AM
There are a few people who have copies of that old footage from the '80s, and everyone of them has it on vhs. I hope someone can eventually get it on dvd, I'd happily pay for a copy.

10-25-2011, 06:57 AM
Absolutely, there must be hours of quality racing that people have forgotten about or don't know how to transfer. here on the sunshine coast there are 2 guys who specialise in transferring VHS to DVD. $30 for a 2 hour DVD

10-25-2011, 07:13 AM
Sunnycoupe - this is great material and I really like the way you are handling it.