Steve Roberts

Kiwi Legend Steve Roberts

Off the Cuff interviews with Rod Trott and Steve Roberts

Self designed, Self built and Self engineered. 

Just like Burt Munroe and before John Britten, built to win for New Zealand's top racers.

Cars and Motorcycles, built with an all new way of thinking, and an all new way of everything, the legend of Steve Roberts.

Part 1.

 

After Steve & Pam land in New Zealand, Steve was on the hunt for a motorcycle.

 

That search ended with the birth of the Spartan. In the 1960's importing restrictions and massive import duties made it difficult and often unaffordable to get Motocross bikes, so why not make your own?

 

Hear Steve tell the story how he helped kick start NZ motocross into life in the 60's.

This video has been proudly sponsored by the Roberts Family

Part 2.

 

Can-Am is simply the stuff of legends.

 

It featured the fastest, most powerful sports cars allowed with the widest scope for innovation.

 

These exotic machines were driven by the top drivers on the planet.

 

Watch for Steve's story on his relationship with Graham McRae and their breakthrough Can-Am car.

This video has been proudly sponsored by the Roberts Family

Part 3.

 

The Jappic Cyclecar from 1925, it was a tiny two seater cyclecar that had a 344cc JAP motorcycle engine.

 

The car was designed by H.M.Walters and built by the coachbuilders Jarvis of Wimbledon.

Unfortunately the car was destroyed in a garage fire in 1932.

 

Listen to Steve Roberts and Bryan Thomas chatting to Rod Trott about bringing it back to life.

 

Images curtesy from Garth Thomas and family.

This video has been proudly sponsored by the Roberts Family

Part 4.

 

The 1950 Cooper Donland Special.

 

This was Jacks Brabham first single seat championship winning road racing car from the early 1950's.

 

Now its in New Zealand and restored to its former glory, hear the story here.

This video has been proudly sponsored by the Roberts Family

Part 5.

 

The 1915 Indianapolis Stutz.

 

Hear how Steve and Sir Len returned this ex Indianapolis race car, NZ beach racer and hay collector on a farm back into the pride and joy it is today.

Part 6.

 

Coming in December.

The stories of the two stroke era and the ever popular Plastic Fantastic.

Check out Steve on the front page of "The Shed" magazine, get your copy today.

This video has been proudly sponsored by the Roberts Family

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