Shannons End of an Era video series: watch online

By: Dave Carey

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Watch the full four-part docuseries in full for free online

Shannons Club has produced a compelling, four-part documentary web series entitled ‘The End of an Era’, charting the rise and fall of automotive manufacturing in Australia.

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Triggered by Ford, Holden and Toyota successively closing their production facilities across 2016 and 2017, the series brings together amazing period footage with several experts from a range of fields. Their input details what went right and what went wrong between 1800 and 2017.

Naturally, the kitsch-factor is high, especially across Parts Two and Three, which deal with the 60s-70s ‘muscle car’ era and the 80s-90s ‘big hair’ eras respectively. But it’s all given a sense of gravitas by the likes of Prof Graeme Davison, author Dr John Wright and former Holden stylist Leo Pruneau, among others.

The content is well-paced, informative and entertaining. Of course, there’s a focus on the Big Three, but almost everything built here gets a nod; the cars we love, the cars we forgot and the cars we love to hate.

Ably presented by noted enthusiast Shane Jacobson, the series is free to view; there’s no need to be a Shannons customer to enjoy it which, if you’re a fan of Aussie cars, you surely will.

The series can be viewed in full at Shannons Club TV

 

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