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« Reply #120 on: July 27, 2020, 01:02:08 AM »

I didn't bother to mention the 1969 Donnybrooke Trans-Am content given I thought it was known.  Attached is a YT link to a stretch of the same likely in excess of the total content sampled within the product line, this or the older VHS The History of the Trans-Am Series 1966-1992 produced by J.B. Heimann Productions.  The J.B. Heimann history of the series was rereleased on DVD some time back and is easy enough to find (if not everyone has it).  Anyhow, consider reviewing:

A while ago I posted a link to the same on a FB Historic Trans-Am group page and raised ire of someone who apparently had a hand in the production of such, although I wish he would have afforded information consistent with securing a licensed full-length copy given I and others would surely like a copy.  I deleted my post, although perhaps I should have pursued details consistent with firming up who was responsible for capturing the footage and producing what was seen?  Perhaps in time this information will be found or will surface.  Thanks...

P.S. For a time it's my understanding that copies of Four Hands on the Wheel were sold Autobooks and Aerobooks in Burbank, CA.  The fortunate few gathered copies thus, while rare screenings (likely utilizing examples of the actual film) are mentioned online, typically tied to themed lectures.  Beyond this the trail grows cold.  M.K.

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Your link to the '69 Donnybrooke T/A video is the 'better' version from a 3/4 U-Matic copy from the late 80s-early 1990s. This source tape was from a producer I once worked for who acquired it from an unnamed source I cannot say here. It then made the rounds via VHS bootleg copies. I'm quite sure this was the reason you encountered such a fuss over at the Trans-Am Historical Group. Fast forward to the early 2000s and my friend Manny purchased one of the original film negatives to this footage. He now owns the copyright to his own HD transfer.
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Re: Websites that might be of interest to us
« Reply #121 on: July 31, 2020, 03:23:02 AM »
I love this video.  What a great time everyone was having.   And there was racing going on!
Mike Barone
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