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Motormania - Episode Two

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1998

Boiling oil, boiling water, burning rubber...salt...just unique.
– Michael Stephens on beach racing at Tahuna in the late 1940s
Without our cars, without our vehicles, we wouldn't have been able to do all that stuff.
– Robert Cormer on how cars enabled 60s surfing safaris
Man, they were just like rocket ships some of them: the chrome, the power. Everything had bigger and better motors...higher horsepower...
– Tye Lishman on the appeal of muscle cars
Most people seem to prefer sitting alone in a traffic jam, to sharing a train with their neighbours.
– Rima Te Wiata on how motorways changed transport in post-war Wellington
If you had a car you had the upper hand on having a girl. So you had to have a car, that was the number one thing, and preferably a Ford V8.
– Trevor Stanley remembers the 1950s
Our car to me is a way of being an individual, just a small way of being different from another man.
– A Westie car enthusiast
I've bought it [a Mazda RX7] off him and I'm going to store it and I'm going to leave it in my will to him, so that he doesn't have to fork out 1000s and 1000s of dollars to recreate his own youth.
– Trevor Stanley's strategy for his son to spend less money that he has on car restoration