These days, smartphone videos are ubiquitous. But there was a time when the only way to capture footage was with a mechanical film camera. Nick Shirrell of filmgrainandoctane shoots modern day auto races using an old Canon Super 8 film camera, then layers in vintage voice tracks. The results are wonderfully retro.
Tractors are typically slow-moving behemoths. Williams Formula 1 teamed up with heavy equipment maker JCB to prove that isn’t always the case. This Fastrac tractor packs a 7.2L diesel engine, making 1000hp and 1843 lb-ft. of torque, upgraded with a ZF 6-speed manual, and other racing enhancements. Its top speed: 103.6 mph.
Much of the year, Goodwood is a idyllic and luxurious UK Estate. But once a year, it’s transformed into the home of one of the greatest car shows in the world. While it’s best known for its Hillclimb event, these drivers want to get us excited about this year’s new drifting circuit.
Matt Damon stars as Carroll Shelby, and Christian Bale plays race car driver Ken Miles in director James Mangold’s (Walk the Line, Logan) true story about how two upstarts took on massive obstacles to go up against Enzo Ferrari’s dominant team at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966.
“I’ll do anything I can to get the best results possible. I’m not worried about dying.” From the producer of the critically-acclaimed documentaries Senna and Amy comes an unprecedented look at the drivers, the teams, and the families behind Formula 1 racing.
Motor Trend is back with its annual head-to-head challenge. This year, a dozen sports cars like the McLaren 720S, Lamborghini Huracán Performante, Chevy Corvette ZR1, and the Porsche 911 GT2 RS competed in the 1/4-mile race. Subscribers can watch the 1/2-miler.
Porsche Motorsport is showing off a rally-equipped concept version of its Cayman GT4 Clubsport racer. The 385hp racer has a sweet quad LED light pack on the hood, a ventilation scoop over the cabin, and a roll cage inside. We’d love to see Porsche in rally racing again.
Formula One races take place in five continents every year, making logistics a big part of teams’ operation. Wendover Productions shows how months of planning makes it possible for teams to use trucks, buses and planes to transfer to different countries in just a couple of days.
We’ve seen fast cars run the Green Hell in just under 7 minutes, but we’ve never seen anything like Timo Bernhard’s record-shattering run in Porsche’s 919 Hybrid Evo – with a bonkers lap time of just 5 min, 19.55 sec – which smashed the long-standing record by 51+ seconds.
We recently flew to France with Toyota Gazoo Racing to spend 4 days immersed in the culture of the world-famous 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race. What we found was an engrossing experience that makes this a must-see event for any true automotive fanatic.
We’ve seen lots of POV footage shot from cameras mounted inside race cars, or even on the outside of a helmet. But during the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix, driver Pierre Gasly wore a special helmet with a camera and microphone inside, for an even more immersive experience.
Take a trip back more than 55 years to the 1962 running of the famed Monaco Grand Prix. The in-car footage was shot long before GoPros and other action cameras existed, and required mounting a large 70mm film camera to one of the cars. From the German film Flying Clipper.
Our friends at Michelin recently sent us to the famed Sebring International Raceway to experience the 12 Hours of Sebring – America’s greatest endurance race. Rather than bore you with words, here’s a little taste of what we saw and heard on the track and in the pits.
The PlayStation 4-exclusive enhanced collection of WipEout games now supports the PSVR virtual reality headset. Not only does it make the game more immersive and runs smoothly, it’s also the most natural way to play, letting you look around and ahead of corners.
A series of snap back hats inspired by The Great American Off-Road Race – a 400 mile mad dash across the desert outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. We love the gradient and trail of dust on the Mojave horizon hat and the racer taking flight on the black-and-white “Send It” hat.
Director Skylar Nielsen and cinematographers Josh Fletcher and Lance Clayton of Vita Brevis Films shot this awesome documentary short about the diehard automotive fanatics who turn out each year for Speed Week at the Bonneville Salt Flats, in the isolated Utah desert.
You’ll be holding on for dear life watching this POV footage captured from inside driver Rhys Millen’s Hyundai Genesis Coupe as he took a Time Attack Class 1 victory in the 2017 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Shout out to Will Roegge for the awesome 4K footage.