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  1. Full length archive film.

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A stylish title sequence sets the tone for this NFU short on New Zealand motor racing in the early 60s. Shot during the sports' golden age it begins with amateurs competing in Dunedin's 'round the town' race (won by future Formula One champ Denis Hulme), then shifts north to Auckland for the New Zealand International Grand Prix. 60'000 spectators watch world champion Jack Brabham and local hero Bruce McLaren battle for the title. Includes classic summer shots of the world's top drivers relaxing on the beach, and Arnold Glass teaches McLaren to waterski.

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 David H Fowler
 Peter Gwynne

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Comments (12)

 Ian Sherwood

Ian Sherwood

I was ther great times. love the racing in Dunedin with just a few hay bales and no protection around the lamp posts and gutters!

 Gordan Shumway

Gordan Shumway

@Steve Easthope, it is Ardmore. The event moved to Pukekohe in 1963, but Brabham's last win in the event was at Ardmore in 1961.

 Peter Barrett

Peter Barrett

Fun fun! Very intriguing but why was it telecined at 25fps with pulldown, then deinterlaced? Every second it jumps... watch the pans. This is the web, 24fps is OK!

 JOHN ELLIS

JOHN ELLIS

YES GREAT FILM CLIPS AND VERY CLEAR, THANKS BRING ON MORE WHAT ABOUT ALL THE FILMS CASTROL MUST HAVE. THAT CANTY CAR CLUB USE TO SHOW

 Trevor Stanley

Trevor Stanley

That was fantastic. Bring on more!
I remember the days. I was there, but not at the event.

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