Retro Videos

Retro Videos; DTM History

September 27, 2010

This video made my day.


The inimitable Paul Newman extols the virtues of caning a HR30 sedan across the beach.

Also, I want me some of those shades!

This little kamera thing on my iph-phod is starting to come in useful!

First run of squid in 3 months; had to put in 95 out of an old jerry can I had lying around and didn’t want to rev it due to the oil pump making a horrendous whining noise. I’m pretty sure the pickup is blocked thanks to the dent in the sump, which is a common problem on FJ20s.

Especially ones that were super-lowdown configured in Japan, as squid was.

Nevertheless, the sump shall come off and then we will see exactly what’s going on. Onward and upward as they say!

Courtesy of the YouTube member AACForum (Australian Autosport Community) I present to you the two parts of the Hardie’s in which an unlikely candidate earns pole position for the 1984 Bathurst 1000 race.


Here’s a neat little video of Shaun’s new KHR31 Skyline being driven through the streets of Nagoya to the dropoff point at the container yard, where it will be sent on its merry way to NZ. This clip was thrown together by my friend Nik who took Ewan’s original 1GB (45 minute) file, edited it down to 9 mins via Premiere and then chucked it onto Youtube for better accessibility.

A couple of surprises: Nagoya isn’t as heavily built up or crowded as you’d think, the pavements are strangely devoid of pedestrians (lots of bicycles though) and 100 octane petrol isn’t actually that expensive. Ewan’s running commentary is a nice touch for any aspiring tourists, myself included.

The wonders of modern tech… would you believe this was filmed entirely on an iPhone?

The original full-length Shockwave file is here.

Not long to go before the container leaves (you catch a glimpse of it right at the end of the vid). A word of thanks to Scott from Ellery Freight for liaising with Ewan and getting all this sorted for a very sharp price. If this mission goes well it’s a distinct possibility that more containers will arrive after this one at more frequent intervals.