Stikkord: 1971

The 1971 Datsun 240Z

Bite Site: In May of 2015, we wanted to start testing some Blackmagic Design cameras and we decided to start with the entry-level Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera (BMPCC).

For our test we put together this short documentary about the 1971 Datsun 240Z.

Thanks to Parktown Studios (www.parktown.ca) for the rental and support. Thanks to Aaron Sadhankar for his car and taking the time to make the film. Thanks to all the others who appeared in the film.

Petrolicious: 1971 Mazda RX-2 video

Rotary engines scream to the heavens in the best way possible. To hear a wonderful example of the Wankel’s battle cry, turn up your speakers and watch Petrolicious highlight an immaculately clean 1971 Mazda RX-2 in Australia.

Owner Jason Humble took three years to build his RX-2 from a bare shell, and he started competing with it in vintage racing in 2005. The little coupe’s class pits it on track against Mustangs and Camaros, but Humble claims that he’s regularly near the top of the pack thanks to the Mazda’s communicative chassis.

We don’t get to see the RX-2 mixing things up on track in the Petrolicious video, but Humble does treat us to a drive through the Australian countryside. He’s happy to let the coupe’s rotary rev, and the little engine is capable of making a wonderful noise. It’s great to see Petrolicious continue to give the spotlight to these sometimes overlooked classic Japanese sports cars.

1971 Aston Martin DBS

This guy bought a 1971 Aston Martin DBS instead of a house.

 

The Aston Martin DBS Is An Irrational Desire

“Whenever I see this car, no matter if it’s day or night, no matter from which angle I’m looking at it, I just fall in love,” says Michael von Trzebiatowski, the proud owner of this 1971 Aston Martin DBS.

The TV show The Persuaders is what ignited Michael’s love for the DBS, identifying with the car Roger Moore drove. His brother was drawn to the Ferrari Dino played by Tony Curtis, but when he was able to get one of his own, he got a house instead.

“I bought the Aston Martin, but no house,” says Michael. He really does identify with the car, saying, “It’s a bit portly, good-natured, and robust…Making a great entrance with big fenders on my car—that’s just not my style.”

Understatement is important to Michael, and it’s also OK that not everyone knows about his understated Aston Martin, or even notices it when on the road. Mind you, this isn’t some flash in the pan attraction to this car—it took Michael a decade to find the perfect example for him.

And when it was the right time to fulfill this irrational desire, well…let’s just say that Michael’s brother was kept in the dark for a while about the DBS!

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