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.


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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