Shot and produced between 2013 and 2015.
Director Producer Josh Goodswen
Premiered on Australia’s Discovery Turbo between
May and August 2016.
The show managed to gain a substantial following for
a 1st run with viewing figures
recorded as being 26% above the 52 week broadcast average.
This is the story of 3 years in the rare and collectable
Automotive Calender and the
connection between humankind and it’s best friend,
the motorised vehicle.
Clear Content the makers of Australia’s Network
7 show “Chrome” have created a
completely new TV series about individual special cars,
boats and motorcycles.
A retro nut’s design paradise with entertaining
and informative story threads that
develop over time like it’s rare car builds.
Car Chronicles has the essential ingredients of cars,
lifestyle and 4 presenters with
specific but different roles. James Nicholls evaluator,
auctioneer and rare auto
journalist. Brian Tanti curator and car rebuilder at
Melbourne’s Fox Classic Car
Collection, Jeremy Best classic car specialist, dealer
and engineer, George Syder
hotrod, custom and paint specialist.
Designers and Builders
Featuring 4 prominent Australian builder designers,
Andy Minus of Sydney’s Andy’s
Restos, Brian Tanti performs both designer and presenter
roles, Ziggy of Port
Stephens NSW and creator of Warhorse his unique interpretation
of the Mustang and Justin Hills Creator of “Worlds
Most Beautiful Custom” 2 times running.
Style and story
We can’t explain it but the bond between motor
vehicles and ourselves, both owned
or dreamt of, can stem back to childhood, like a love
affair we never get over.
Reality genuinely shot with a retro vibe in full HD,
the series goes out to the source,
the car culture people and some very special collections
in Australia and Italy.
This should be on the essential viewing list for those
8 – 80 who like design and
travelling emotionally through time. The single buzzword
for Car Chronicles is
Special” with a flavour in car presentations
which simply hasn’t been seen before.
Each episode featuring 3 story strings but the entire
series is a full journey about
contemporary and classic unique builds, secret collections
and events while at times showing us some of the rarest
motorised vehicles on the planet.
Ep 1 Synopsis
In the beginning
In this episode we take our first visit to Motorclassica
a fascinating assembly of
special cars. Ride in a very rare competition winning
Lamborghini Miura and bring a humble but rare Vauxhall
velox back to life.
The big questions are about our bond with cars, how
do we value them? What gives
us the thrill of building or owning them.
Ep 2 Synopsis
The Great Outdoors
In this episode of Car Chronicles Jeremy, James and
George show us what people
do with their special cars? All over Australia, nearly
every weekend. It’s about the many tribes who
share one value; a deep attachment to motor vehicles.
Racing them at the Queensland Raceway’s 2 days
of thunder, displaying them at an
All British day in Sydney and cruising with the Hot-rodder’s
to find out what makes
them keep tinkering.
Ep 3 Synopsis
The Drag Racing Rogue
In this episode we discover some amazing rides, starting
with Jocko Johnsons
Streamliner, meet Greg “Ziggy” Sadler,
find out what it’s really like to cruise in an
historic piece of engineering, a Lagonda.
We explore the possibility of buying a classic car
and look at a very personal
collection at Aravina Winery in W.A. to find out exactly
why people really love Aussie Muscle/
Ep 4 Synopsis
Shot 2012 - 2014
An American, Australian Dream
In this episode of Car Chronicles we visit Cooly Rocks
On, a car event in south East
Queensland’s Coolangatta. It’s an event
that transports us back through the period
and custom cars to the American 50’s and 60’s.
We meet Andy Minas designer and watch him bring to
life a custom 1934 Ford
Tudor, while unearthing an amazing period collection
in Newcastle NSW.
Most of all what we do is explore Australia’s
automotive obsession with the shared
American Australian dream.
Ep 5 Synopsis
This episode is all about the motorist’s love
affair with an enduring Model.
Love them, or think they are too numerous we take a
good look at the everyman
classic that captured the heart of Middle America,
Australia and the world. Following
three separate special builds of three very different
interpretations of the Mustang.
2 of them in a race to exhibited at Sydney’s
Ep 6 Synopsis
In the Deep Winter
In this Episode of Car Chronicles, though in Eastern
Australia’ chilly months we find
plenty to do on the automotive calendar.
James visits the Shannons winter classic auction looking
for an elegant deal.
Across town we call in on the Fox Classic Collection
and Designer Brian Tanti’s
workshop to get acquainted with a very important Porsche
Spider indeed. Following a string of the German made
brand, for sale at Jeremy’s
forecourt and driven in W.A.
Ep 7 Synopsis
One year later
In this episode a year in the automotive calendar has
passed and finds us back in all the hustle and bustle
of Motorclassica but we also duck across town with
smoke out some very rare builds indeed.
We meet some old friends at the auction and find out
what happened to the jet car.
In the end we realise that special car ownership is
a caretaking role and that while
vehicles live on, ownership is more like a cycle of
The Italian Job
In this episode Brian and James have the “unenviable” task
of travelling to Italy’s
automotive heartland to check out the birthplace of
Enzo Ferrari himself and an
amazing assembly of formula 1 artefacts and racing
We look into the secrets of the Italian car body craft
and check out why a personal
collection of vehicles and boats is so cherished/ The
highlight could just be a Ferrari of the water.
Ep 9 Synopsis
More Segretti Motore
In this episode of Car Chronicles we are still in Italy ‘s
northern region where natural beauty is dotted with
famous auto manufacturing James and Brian take a look
at the work of Carlo Guzzi and the growth of his motorcycle
Also deep in the Modena countryside in a Medieval Castle
we find a 200 strong
sequestered collection of very significant cars.
While an elegant classic of the water uses not one
but two Cadillac engines.
What drives this region of Italy in it’s deep
love, even worship of all things
Ep 10 Synopsis
In this the series final of Car Chronicles we’re
back at one of our spiritual homes,
Motorclassica, where with Brian we take a look at the
nervous journey of the best in show contestants. Jeremy
picks out his favourite of the whole floor.
This year’s centrepiece is a celebration of the
Super Car and we visit Aravina Estate in W.A. to drive
a contemporary Ferrari.
And finally will this year’s auction be a flop
or a bumper sale?
Perhaps after all this journeying and searching we
can find out why people are so
attached to special cars and motor vehicles.
Car Chronicles Screener Links
Here are the Vimeo
Links to Ep 1, 5 and 8
Car Chrons GT 1
Car Chrons GT 5
Car Chrons GT 8