The Car Collection available to stream on NZ on Screen
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NZ on Screen have compiled a playlist with something for everyone this summer – The Car Collection.
The collection is filled with motoring, motorsport and vehicle related titles that showcase New Zealanders colorful and varied relationship with motor vehicles.
From Goodbye Pork Pie to the AA Torque Show, passing the Top Twins, a Driving dog, Scott Dixon and even Wellington Street racing, The Car Collection is an intimate snap shot of Kiwi motoring history on film.
The full Car Collection can be found here, and for motorsport and motoring enthusiasts, here are some titles that should not be missed:
Trio at the Top:
Television, 2001 (Full Length): Formula One is the panicle of motorsport, and the 60’s are recognized as the sports ‘golden age’ – during this period, there were three kiwis topping the podiums, Bruce McLaren, Denny Hulme, and Chris Amon. Trio at the Top is the story of how un likely Kiwi talent managed to dominate a truly global sport.
Trio at the Top can be found here.
Television, 1989 (Full Length): This motors'n'mullets doco focuses on a group of men, women and their families who are obsessed by stock car racing. Shot by Stuart Dryburgh, it follows a group of drivers and their crews as they ready for Saturday night racing in the mud at Waikaraka Park Speedway, Onehunga.
Fender Bending can be found here.
The Dominant Species:
Television, 1990 (Full Length): A loopy look at the relationship between people and cars in 1975 Aotearoa ... from an alien's eye view. Nifty animation and FX intersperse the automotive anthropological survey of Mark IIs, VWs, anti-car activism and driveway car-washing.
The Dominant Species can be found here.
Extraordinary Kiwis – Greg Murphy
Television, 2005 (Full Length): This episode of the Prime profile series follows a day in the life of driver Greg Murphy. The motorsport idol cycles to work — the Adelaide first round of the 2005 V8 Supercar series. There he adjusts to a new team after his 2004 Bathurst 1000 victory. The down-to-earth Holden pinup charms sponsors and fans; discusses being an honorary Aussie; defends motor-racing as a sport; and when Murphy's gear-box blows it underlines his appreciation of success borne from struggle.
Extraordinary Kiwis – Greg Murphy can be found here.