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Morning Coffee | S01 E09

1955 Austin Healey 100S: Full Circle

A boyhood dream becomes a sports roadster reality.
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LanceCrunchcog
LanceCrunchcog
3 years ago

This video is me, in so many ways.

AndrewAllred
AndrewAllred
3 years ago

What a fantastic piece.

Ian Kite
Ian Kite
3 years ago

Wow, just wow. Beautiful cinematography and direction. The film perfectly personified developing a passion and chasing a dream. Love it.

Sourein Jabourian
Sourein Jabourian
3 years ago

Never have the words “Less is more” been so appropriate. A fabulous film with a visual story line. Fantastic stuff. Such an evocative piece of filming, lending it self to an equally lovely car! Thanks again.

Larry Schmidt
Larry Schmidt
3 years ago

Absolutely beautiful short film. Sven called it… “…less is more”. Thank you.

Sven
Sven
3 years ago

Oh my!
This is one of the best films you´ve ever done, for sure. And the bar was set high.
Sometimes, less is more.

seesavage
seesavage
3 years ago

Really beautiful little film….

dimitris christou
dimitris christou
3 years ago

Congratulations the film really is a work of art

gastero
gastero
3 years ago

I assume this car resides in South Australia (SA number plate) with the gumtrees in the background. I recently attended a private classic car show outside Brisbane and a similar 100S was on display. The sign said it was “one of 57 built by the Donald Healy Motor Company specifically for long distance racing.These cars competed in races such as le Mans 24 hours., Sebring 12 hours and the Mille Miglia the 1000 mile race around Italy. This car is one of the most original of the type remaining having covered less than 19,000 miles from new. 5 were sent to Australia and 2 to New Zealand. The owner has had this car since 1974.”

Robert in LA
Robert in LA
3 years ago
Reply to  gastero

Nice. Thanks for the details. Extraordinary car.

NomadMac
NomadMac
3 years ago
Reply to  gastero

Speaking as a Californian, you can have your gumtrees back.

Frogfish76
Frogfish76
3 years ago

Why no sound of the engine? For me, the best part of the Morning Coffee series is the lack of sound, other than the car itself. The DB4 video was the best of those so far.

This, on the other hand, is a beautifully shot video, but it doesn’t feel like Morning Coffee. This is an emotional ride through time, and is exceptionally well done. It deserves to be shown on this site and anywhere else like minded people gather.

But I really look forward to the Morning Coffee videos, and of late they have been disappointing. Too much music. Too little of the sounds I love hearing in my own car. The roar of the wind. The thwack of pebbles thrown by tires. The snick of the shifter through the selector. Please return to form soon.

Dennis White
Dennis White
3 years ago

3rd viewing and the aerial tracking and car at speed shots at the end are simply wonderful.

jackc
jackc
3 years ago

Lovely video. Perhaps the highest production values I’ve seen on this site. But, I hope there will be an article about the car. The old Healey roadsters were such beautiful and temperamental beasts, it would be a shame to leave us with just the few images of the actual car in the video and no supporting facts.

Jim Yeazel
Jim Yeazel
3 years ago

My God this takes me back. Back in the early 70s my dad and I had a small, informal business buying, reconditioning and selling British roadsters (and the occasional Peugeot 404!) which were relatively plentiful at the time. My first car was a ‘61 Sprite. My second was a ‘57 100/6 BN4 (with louvered hood). I would drive and drive and drive the back roads of north central Illinois day and night, and for all the frequent failings of the Lucas (The Prince of Darkness) electrics, stranding me in some Godforsaken spot at zero in the morning, I wouldn’t change a bit of it. Those Healeys (there was a 3000 in there,too) virtually defined my youth. The BN4 was my favorite, though, and if there is a heaven, I suspect it would, for me, be very close to what Petrolicious has captured here.

Dennis White
Dennis White
3 years ago

Reminds me of parts of Chris Rea’s La Passione. Very nice!

Rick Neville
Rick Neville
3 years ago

Why doesn’t Petrolicious credit the maker of the video, Dave Parkinson, who shot it for his dad, Tony, who owns AHS 3906, the 100S in the video? As far as I can tell, all Petrolicious has done is change the background music: https://vimeo.com/242011130 It’s such a beautiful video, it’s a shame the creator isn’t getting credit.

Mark St Clair
Mark St Clair
3 years ago
Reply to  Rick Neville

Yes I have been going on about their lack of credits for years. Hopefully one day someone will sue them. Maybe then the’ll give credit where it is due.

niels4354@hotmail.com
niels4354@hotmail.com
3 years ago
Reply to  Rick Neville

A bit upsetting really to find this emotive gem not being credited to its true makers; it also explains the unspoken passion for car and person behind it. True mastery mr. Parkinson and thanks!

Joseph Carter
Joseph Carter
3 years ago

This could be a video of my childhood. It brought tears to my eyes. I did all those things. The models, the train, and especially the bicycle. My bicycle was my car as i was growing up. I rode it everywhere and dreamed of the day I could drive. My car was a yellow TR6 though not a Healey.

Bill Meyer
Bill Meyer
3 years ago
Reply to  Joseph Carter

Mr. Carter,

I’d bet we are not the only two who teared up at this.

Michael Squeo
Michael Squeo
3 years ago

Beautiful.

Randy Foulds
Randy Foulds
3 years ago

Beautifully done. Something different. Only thing missing was a little sound from the car. A young boys memories and dreams would have included the sound. I know mine do.

Harv Falkenstine
Harv Falkenstine
3 years ago

reaching into a box of nuts and bolts, figuring out fine thread, coarse thread…metric, sae, watching cars drive by. Having flashbacks, as a young boy, when my Dad was stationed in Paris, there was a teacher at Paris American High School that had a Healey 3000 and I would watch it pull out of the parking lot and drive away. It made a great sound and it fueled the inner car guy fire that still burns five decades later. Thanks, Petrolicious, looking forward to the next video.

Dickie
Dickie
3 years ago

Sensational, one of your best films yet. Beautifully shot, fantastic narrative, definitely my favourite. If you are able to continue on this theme, that would be amazing. You’ve turned up the content by 100%. I LOVE IT.

NomadMac
NomadMac
3 years ago

Beautiful.
Where are we?
Is it a 100 or a 1000S?

NomadMac
NomadMac
3 years ago
Reply to  NomadMac

Opening credit says 100S, which is correct. Webpage title says 1000S.

Casual Observer
Casual Observer
3 years ago
Reply to  NomadMac

The State of South Australia. Looks like it was mostly shot down on the Fleurieu Peninsula. A lovely part of the/my world.

Casual Observer
Casual Observer
3 years ago
Reply to  NomadMac

The Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia.

wing nut
wing nut
3 years ago

A lot of me in this film. Beautifully done.

Mds
Mds
3 years ago

These videos SUCK!!! Unsubscribing.

wing nut
wing nut
3 years ago
Reply to  Mds

Bye Bye Mds…..you wont be missed!

Dennis White
Dennis White
3 years ago
Reply to  Mds

Au revoir!

Bill Meyer
Bill Meyer
3 years ago
Reply to  Mds

Don’t let the side curtain hit you on the way out.

seesavage
seesavage
3 years ago
Reply to  Mds

Wow….you ok hun!

Chris Parkes
Chris Parkes
3 years ago

Wow what a beautifully nostalgic short movie. No dialog just a gorgeous classically inspired piano piece. Every boys dream – was it realised? I wonder…