Rare Toyota 4WD video offer

Submitted: Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 09:20
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I have a copy of a rare 1985 video put out by the then importers of Toyotas called Thiess Toyota. It is called "Getting Through" and features mostly the newly introduced 60 series as well as the odd 50 series and some early Hiluxs. I got it from my daughters' father-in-law (if that makes sense), who was a Toyota Franchisee (now retired).
This classic video (VHS) which is in colour and in excellent condition runs for just under 30 minutes and is really a fore-runner of the "how to 4WD" lessons. However, as it features these classic older vehicles it is more than that, and some early bushdriving locations and situations/roads are seen. The "lessons" are conducted in such places as (WA) Greenough River, Tallering Peak ; (QLD) Cape York Peninsula, Moreton Island ; ((NT) Uluru National Park ; (NSW) Blue Mountains ; amd (VIC) Toolangi State Forest.
Organisations which assisted with the making of it were: Blue Mountain Bush Fire Brigade, Commercial Motor Industries Adelaide, National Parks & Wildlife Service, Prestige Motors Pty Ltd Perth, Toyota Landcrusier Club of Australia (Sydney and QLD Branches), Forest Commission VIC, and "drivers for Theiss Toyota in all States" - presumeably none of those states was "inebriated"!
I am prepared to lend out this video to genuinely interested and reliable persons who are prepared to pay (only) registered postage costs, and who are prepared to put forward a security deposit to ensure its' return in good condition.
Reply to me next week through this forum with a contact phone No. or email address so we can make arrangements. If more than one response we will try to set up a list and timing.
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Reply By: Leroy - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 10:07

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 10:07
Maybe someone could convert it to VCD or something then preserving the tape?

Leroy
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Follow Up By: Goran - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 15:50

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 15:50
I can make it into a DVD if you like.
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 15:52

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 15:52
Arkay,
What an offer!

Leroy
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Follow Up By: Arkay - Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 17:49

Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 17:49
Update 08/03/04.

In the end the classic video has been put on video (not DVD). Nine copies are available.

These are FREE by courtesy of David Sheridan the Parts Manager for our local Toyota dealer CMI Toyota, Adelaide. Thanks David. Postage and packing will however be $6 each.

To obtain your copy please email me as above or phone Rob on 08-8227-0455 during S.A. working hours to make arrangements.
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Reply By: Willem - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 10:22

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 10:22
Get it changed over to a CD and then you can make as many copies as you like and sell them to interested persons at a low cost or whatever.Willem
Little Dip Cons Park S.A.
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Follow Up By: Arkay - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 10:29

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 10:29
Thanks Willem. I'm not interested in selling. Don't even know if it is legal to do so. My offer was purely altruistic (phew!) - offer is for the interest of fellow 4WD enthusiasts. I have got so much out of others on Exploroz that I thought it was time to put something back in. Just don't want to lend the video to someone & then never get it back, or get it back wrecked. Haven't heard from any Toyota 4WD club members yet, but the video would make an excellent diversion on a club night. By the way I live in metropolitan Adelaide
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Follow Up By: Arkay - Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 17:50

Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 17:50
Update 08/03/04.

In the end the classic video has been put on video (not DVD). Nine copies are available.

These are FREE by courtesy of David Sheridan the Parts Manager for our local Toyota dealer CMI Toyota, Adelaide. Thanks David. Postage and packing will however be $6 each.

To obtain your copy please email me as above or phone Rob on 08-8227-0455 during S.A. working hours to make arrangements.
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Reply By: Joe - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 10:30

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 10:30
HI Arkay,
Just a suggestion. Had some of my early 80's buffalo catching tapes ruined by lending them. Would never do it again unless I'm there to look after the tape. I had some copied and it cost me around $10 a tape.
I really admire your generosity and while 99% of people out there are good, honest and trustworthy it will only take one idiot to ruin your tape. Call me a pesimist if you want but that's life these days.
If you do look into having it copied I would be interested in having a look or maybe buy a copy (you could make a few $$ to cover your time) if you get enough interest.

Best regards
Joe
sticklizard@bigpond.com
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Follow Up By: Arkay - Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 17:50

Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 17:50
Update 08/03/04.

In the end the classic video has been put on video (not DVD). Nine copies are available.

These are FREE by courtesy of David Sheridan the Parts Manager for our local Toyota dealer CMI Toyota, Adelaide. Thanks David. Postage and packing will however be $6 each.

To obtain your copy please email me as above or phone Rob on 08-8227-0455 during S.A. working hours to make arrangements.
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Follow Up By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 20:59

Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 20:59
Arky sounds good could you email me with details on how to get a payment to you .

Email eric@capeyorkconnections.com.au

Once again many thanks
Eric
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Reply By: Arkay - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 10:42

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 10:42
Yeah Joe, probably will get a copy made. Then keep the original safe. Problem is when & where, and the time to do it. Now that I have got myself into this I may was well follow it through, the $10 is neither here nor there. I'll see what response I get from forumites.
Trying to deal with the end-of-month hassle at work today. Flat out. That's why I said "next week" in my original post.
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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 12:10

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 12:10
Yeah there are plenty of people with DVD burners now, get it preserved onto DVD and lend that out. Everytime you play that old tape it will degrade. I can put it onto DVD if you are interested, however I'm in WA (not sure where you are).
Then people can just pay the cost of the blank DVD and postage.Should probally go do some work instead of playing on this forum!
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Follow Up By: Arkay - Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 17:51

Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 17:51
Update 08/03/04.

In the end the classic video has been put on video (not DVD). Nine copies are available.

These are FREE by courtesy of David Sheridan the Parts Manager for our local Toyota dealer CMI Toyota, Adelaide. Thanks David. Postage and packing will however be $6 each.

To obtain your copy please email me as above or phone Rob on 08-8227-0455 during S.A. working hours to make arrangements.
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Reply By: Outnabout David (SA) - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 12:36

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 12:36
Arkay,

Give me a call 0418 820349 I would love to get hold of that tape and could get it copied for you. My interest is that I have been working with Toyota for years and one of the companies you mentioned.

PS I am in Adelide too.

We have so little time to enjoy our land
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Reply By: Cashy - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 13:18

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 13:18
Arkay,

I would be interested in having a look at it. I am in Sydney.

I also know some places in Sydney that convert VHS to cd/dvd.

Email 4wdtrips@tlcc.com.au

Regards

Cashy

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Follow Up By: Arkay - Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 17:53

Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 17:53
Update 08/03/04.

In the end the classic video has been put on video (not DVD). Nine copies are available.

These are FREE by courtesy of David Sheridan the Parts Manager for our local Toyota dealer CMI Toyota, Adelaide. Thanks David. Postage and packing will however be $6 each.

To obtain your copy please email me as above or phone Rob on 08-8227-0455 during S.A. working hours to make arrangements.
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Reply By: Savvas - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 16:17

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 16:17
Hi Arkay,

Beware that a lot of VHS tapes of that vintage will be getting fragile with age. It may not handle too much more use, even if the person watching it is careful.

Better to get it archived off to a VCD or DVD.
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Follow Up By: Arkay - Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 17:54

Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 17:54
Update 08/03/04.

In the end the classic video has been put on video (not DVD). Nine copies are available.

These are FREE by courtesy of David Sheridan the Parts Manager for our local Toyota dealer CMI Toyota, Adelaide. Thanks David. Postage and packing will however be $6 each.

To obtain your copy please email me as above or phone Rob on 08-8227-0455 during S.A. working hours to make arrangements.
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Reply By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 20:42

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 20:42
Arky dear mate buddy mate all round good guy and pall I would love to have a copy of the above tape on dvd and would pay for the cost of the copy and naturaly the freight old mate buddy pall.

Hope it can happen

All the best
Eric

www.capeyorkconnections.com.auCape York Connections
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Follow Up By: Arkay - Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 17:55

Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 17:55
Update 08/03/04.

In the end the classic video has been put on video (not DVD). Nine copies are available.

These are FREE by courtesy of David Sheridan the Parts Manager for our local Toyota dealer CMI Toyota, Adelaide. Thanks David. Postage and packing will however be $6 each.

To obtain your copy please email me as above or phone Rob on 08-8227-0455 during S.A. working hours to make arrangements.
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Reply By: Member - Alex B - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 21:56

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 21:56
HI Arky, thanks for your offer to share your video, but I have to agree with the others....hang on to the origional!
I would love to have a CD or a copy of the tape and would be very happy to cover your costs and a bit more for you trouble.

put me down for one
Cheers
Alex B
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Follow Up By: Arkay - Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 17:55

Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 17:55
Update 08/03/04.

In the end the classic video has been put on video (not DVD). Nine copies are available.

These are FREE by courtesy of David Sheridan the Parts Manager for our local Toyota dealer CMI Toyota, Adelaide. Thanks David. Postage and packing will however be $6 each.

To obtain your copy please email me as above or phone Rob on 08-8227-0455 during S.A. working hours to make arrangements.
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Reply By: Member - Toonfish - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 22:51

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 22:51
sounds like a good offer put me down for a vhs /dvd/vcd or digitl copy
not posting my e-mail addy any more but click my pic for it .

brother is keen to view it
dont ask me how i found him.
oops sprung!!
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Follow Up By: Arkay - Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 17:56

Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 17:56
Update 08/03/04.

In the end the classic video has been put on video (not DVD). Nine copies are available.

These are FREE by courtesy of David Sheridan the Parts Manager for our local Toyota dealer CMI Toyota, Adelaide. Thanks David. Postage and packing will however be $6 each.

To obtain your copy please email me as above or phone Rob on 08-8227-0455 during S.A. working hours to make arrangements.
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Reply By: Arkay - Monday, Mar 01, 2004 at 14:59

Monday, Mar 01, 2004 at 14:59
I currently have a list of 9 interested people. I am trying to get a DVD copy/copies organised as this seems like the most popular and easy-to-mail format. That may take (quite) a few days, but I WILL be in touch with all 9 in due course.
Promise.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bernie. (Vic) - Monday, Mar 01, 2004 at 16:22

Monday, Mar 01, 2004 at 16:22
Hi Arkay
Very generous of you to offer out the tape.
I'm a member of TLC vic and it would be a great addition to our library
if you can get it copied to one of the earlier mentioned formats.
Could you let me know when you have a costing ?

Cheers
Bernie
Prado TD Auto
Little Desert 11/03
Only a lady driver would do that
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Follow Up By: Arkay - Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 17:57

Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 17:57
Update 08/03/04.

In the end the classic video has been put on video (not DVD). Nine copies are available.

These are FREE by courtesy of David Sheridan the Parts Manager for our local Toyota dealer CMI Toyota, Adelaide. Thanks David. Postage and packing will however be $6 each.

To obtain your copy please email me as above or phone Rob on 08-8227-0455 during S.A. working hours to make arrangements.
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Reply By: Arkay - Tuesday, Mar 02, 2004 at 12:04

Tuesday, Mar 02, 2004 at 12:04
Please refer to Post No.10912 where there is an update.

My email address is robk@vondebt.com.au if ypu want to contact me, but only until 30/04/04 when I retire. I do not have internet/email at home at present , which is why I am delaying joining Exploroz as a member for now.

Work is for people who do not know how to 4WD.
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Reply By: Arkay - Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 17:49

Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 17:49
Update 08/03/04.

In the end the classic video has been put on video (not DVD). Nine copies are available.

These are FREE by courtesy of David Sheridan the Parts Manager for our local Toyota dealer CMI Toyota, Adelaide. Thanks David. Postage and packing will however be $6 each.

To obtain your copy please email me as above or phone Rob on 08-8227-0455 during S.A. working hours to make arrangements.
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Follow Up By: Member - Alex B - Saturday, Mar 13, 2004 at 10:11

Saturday, Mar 13, 2004 at 10:11
HI Arkay, I've been away for a week and just got your message.
Hope there are some left.
I'll give you a call on monday to check with you (tried your office this morning on the off chance).

Talk to you soon
Cheers
Alex

Enjoy everyday, make your own luck & help a few along the way.

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Reply By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 21:05

Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 21:05
Arky sounds good If you could email me with details on how to get a payment to you.

email eric@capeyorkconnections.com.au

once again many thanks
Eric
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