The Obtainer. A Taste of Driving Nostalgia

Sid’s gone all nostalgic and is hunting for a ‘real’ driving experience after watching ‘The Obtainer’.

The Obtainer

With the advent of YouTube and other video sharing websites, we come across numerous videos of general tyre smoking, drag-racing, engine revving and all round hooning featuring a diverse range of cars. From Ken Block’s ‘Gymkhana’ to Chris Harris on Cars, there is no shortage of videos available online for the certified petrolhead.

Every once in a while, however, you come across a different type of….medium. It tugs at your heartstrings, and leaves you steeped in nostalgia, remembering the cars of yesteryear and longing for a nice coastal or country road. The sound is not of high performance supercars. Instead, the note is created by a free breathing engine from an age when the mechanical chorus was appreciated and not constrained by legislation. Vehicles clothed in metal with a body crafted for desirability, as opposed to the bars of soap that slip through the air on roads today. This video is a case in point.

The cars? An Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV, an Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV6, a BMW E30 318is and a BMW 2002. The one connection that they have is, they all long to be driven. Throw in a few country roads, a soothing soundtrack and you have the perfect automotive time-machine, which transports you back to the 70s and 80s.

In case you were wondering where these long, twisting and sun-soaked roads are, the kangaroo gives the game away. They are located in the land down under, home to ‘The Obtainer’ who have produced this beautiful piece of motoring nostalgia. So put on your rose-coloured glasses and get ready to be transported to an era when driving a car was a truly involving experience and when the only soundtrack was the burble of the engine.

After you’re done, get in your car and drive. Just drive.

Source – The Obtainer

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