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'A Gentleman's Diary of Motor Sport' is now out on DVD


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#1 2Bob

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 07:12

My wife (a compulsive dvd renter) just pointed out to me that the above series has been (or is being) released on DVD. Locally (in Australia) they are selling for about $AUD30.00 each - 5 in the set, 2 released so far I think.

From previous TNF comments the vhs tapes were pretty good so looks like my birthday and Christmas presents for the next 2 and 1/2 years should be OK!

Ant comments from TNFers who have them?

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#2 Head Rev

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 08:25

Ezydvd in Adelaide have had them on their web site for some time. $29.83 each, they have the first 3 in the series. check them out at ezydvd.com.au.

Lots of other motorsport DVD's as well, often a lot cheaper than other specialised motoring outlets.

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 09:32

"Ezydvd in Adelaide"

Yep, thats where I got the prices.

Bring back the GP to Adelaide I say...

#4 RTH

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 11:28

There are 10 parts to this story in total some 12-15 hrs of film.
They were made by amateur film maker John Tate (heir to the Tate and Lyle sugar empire ). They cover the period 1950 to 1973, the major footage in the early part of the period.

He was of course very wealthy, spent much of his time attending race meetings in UK and across Europe in his Aston Martin. He had the best possible amateur film cameras and the majority was filmed in colour (very expensive in the 50s &60s ).

Clearly he was good friends with Rob Walker and Kenneth McAlpine and many others, he had priviledge access to their pits and paddock areas and much of the filming is in these areas at many circuits.

It is best viewed as a fascinating historical document snapshots of a bygone era, but the 'insider' feel gives footage not seen in other commercial films of the time .

Year on year much of the content is very similar as you might expect from a diary format so perhaps for the non-purist or casual viewer not perhaps that gripping, but the TNF type viewer will find all of it very interesting.

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 12:23

Originally posted by 2Bob
"Ezydvd in Adelaide"

Yep, thats where I got the prices.

Bring back the GP to Adelaide I say...


I don't want to say that Adelaide isn't a great place.....but Ezy DVD is an australia wide chain:

http://www.ezydvd.com.au/

The Pitstop Bookshop also has it (not as well priced yet)

http://www.pitstop.net.au/