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OK, so I have alluded to this before but never really got anywhere with it.

I have pretty much every GP500, 250, 125 and sidecar race from 1988 through 1993 on VHS tape. Not to mention a bunch of World Superbike (including a cameo of yours truly mugging for the camera with Fred Merkel at Mosport c.1988 :p), Canadian Superbike, Isle Of Mann and assorted other bike goodies from the good old days.

I want to share this all with you guys but don't have the means or knowledge to convert it all into a form we can all use.

I'm not going to go out and buy all the equipment needed to do it, but would be happy to send the tapes to someone who has the time and inclination to help.

PM me if interested in helping out the cause.

 

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wow, this could really awesome! hopefully someone will be able to do it and convert them to dvd or even better to avi/wmv format.
 

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The quality can't be very good on those things, especially when some of them are over 15 years old. Transferring them digitally would just add to the frustration of a blurry picture.

That, and knowing AFC those tapes have been viewed and rewound more times than a favorite porno....:lol
 

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Actually the quality is reasonable, and in some cases quite good (regardless of the porn-type frequency of viewing) :p

I'm telling you guys, this is the motherload of some of the best racing you will ever see. I don't wanna hog it all to myself.
 

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BMFR6 said:
Would anyone be down for contributing to purchase a converter type thing??

I would.
That's the attitude we need :D

Surely someone out there has the stuff to make this happen, as long as costs are covered we can all benefit and make these long winter months pass a little 'faster'.
 

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From what I've seen the converter to do this should only be like $75. Hell after the tapes are converted wwe could throw it on ebay.
 

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Anyone with Windows Media Centre can convert those to .MPEG format.

Nice gesture Andy, shame I don't have a Media Centre or editing suite!
 

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That DAZZLE 150 looks pretty damn good. Sounds like exactly what is needed here. Hmmmm....Dear Santa :p

So its a cold Tuesday night and I thought I'd watch the '89 Aussie GP, who knew it was hard to take pics of TV?....

Remember Bubba?



Randy had a little problem getting used to the Cagiva and the 'brand new' Philip Island.





And our boy Schwantz on lap one.....oooops...

 

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so no one so far has the equipment already? maybe we should starta thread in the WC, but leave out the info that were trying to rip off dorna...again! :lol
 

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Thrak said:
:spit Bubba Shobert is Anthony Goberts evil twin!!! :evil


hahahaha....
I don't get it :umm


So tonight I am going to watch a nice documentary on Wayne Gardiner's Championship season....:whistle
 

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I'll contribute time, effort the vids and $$$ to make this happen.

Don't mistake this as a 'made for profit' thread. But having said that, I can't afford to spend money doing this. As long as I break even doing this, all is cool.

And I don't believe Dorna hold the copyrights to this stuff.

And fuk'em if they do, anyway :lol
 

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Hey Andy instead of taking photos, just sit there with your handycam and tape it for us:lol
 

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Gotcha :lol

Actually one of the races I have is the Laguna Seca race where Shobert stopped on the cooldown lap and was doing a burnout for the fans and got absolutely SMOKED by Kevin McGee..... :bugeyes
 

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