There’s a great list of DVD releases coming soon to V8 Sleuth …
STORY: Dylan Gulson
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CONTINUING the trend of providing popular motorsport DVD releases, V8 Sleuth is shaping up for a cracking year in 2018 with more previously unseen footage, remastered races and classic collections making their way into our V8 Sleuth Online Store.
With a wide range of DVDs already available here in our V8 Sleuth Online Store, fans can expect a host of new titles and continuations of our favourite series over the coming months beginning in July with a special re-release celebrating ’50 Years of The Monaro’.
Here’s the release schedule, as it sits, for this year’s batch of DVD titles.
– Celebrating 50 Years of The Monaro (re-release)
– Seven’s Magic Moments of Motorsport – 1985 James Hardie 1000
– Classic Australian Motorsport Vol 3 – Moffat Rarities
– Seven’s Magic Moments of Motorsport – Awesome Amaroo Volume 2
– Seven’s Magic Moments of Motorsport – Three of Jim’s Best
– Highlights of the 2018 Australian Muscle Car Masters
– Seven’s Magic Moments of Motorsport – Wonderful Winton
– Seven’s Magic Moments of Motorsport – Bathurst Shootouts – The complete History (3 DVD Boxed Set)
– Classic Australian Motorsport Vol 4 – 1992/3/4 Bathurst 12 Hour Highlights
– Seven’s Magic Moments of Motorsport – 1986 James Hardie 1000
Highlighting the upcoming releases is the extension of Seven’s Magic Moments of Motorsport range with another full-length Bathurst 1000 release due in August featuring the 1985 James Hardie 1000.
The DVD will feature the race in its entirety and showcase unseen footage from the year the mighty TWR Jaguars reigned supreme. The release will be followed in December with the 1986 edition of The Great Race, also set to feature previously unseen footage recorded while viewers on the day were otherwise watching commercial breaks!
This year will see another driver-specific title with a look at some of Jim Richards’ most memorable performances in ‘Three of Jim’s Best’ including his wins in the Australian Touring Car Championship rounds at Amaroo in 1985, Surfers Paradise in 1987 and Amaroo in 1990.
The release is due in September as a follow up to the series that has already featured Craig Lowndes, Peter Brock and Dick Johnson.
Circuits are a focus amongst the influx of new DVDs with the second volume of ‘Awesome Amaroo’ due for release in August highlighting never-before-seen races and vision saved by the V8 Sleuth team from obsolete tape stock.
Races include the 1978 Better Brakes 1,000 at Amaroo, the 1980 CRC Chemicals 300 touring car endurance race and the opening round of the 1982 AMSCAR Series.
Track-specific titles have proved very popular in recent years, so ‘Wonderful Winton’ will be part of the release schedule for 2018 featuring ATCC rounds from 1988, 1992 and 1993, including support races.
In addition to the great touring car action on offer will be a special release in the Classic Australian Motorsport Series featuring the 1992, 1993 and 1994 editions of the Bathurst 12 Hour.
Keep an eye on the V8 Sleuth website and online store for additional titles and some yet-to-be-announced box sets throughout the year.