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May 27, 2014

Before Go Pro


Nowadays, anyone can throw down a couple hundred bucks and have a camera ready to record any adventure that they like.
Back in Steve McQueen's day, you needed an insane amount of gear, the knowledge to use it, the skill to make the right mounting and the brass to be willing to put all that expensive gear in a totally high-risk situation.

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"Wanted - Dead or Alive"
Josh Randall

Posted by: ghostsniper at May 27, 2014 10:41 AM

Cool Hand Luke

Posted by: chasmatic at May 27, 2014 11:50 AM

Grand Prix

The era of the "cigar cars", with no aero.

Posted by: Mike James at May 27, 2014 12:39 PM

Except that there is absolutely ZERO need for a cameraman in THAT scenario. Union rules, and hazardous duty pay aside. I'm SHOCKED there's no union "focus puller", and "loader" as well!

Posted by: CaptDMO at May 28, 2014 5:59 AM

The men that raced those cars were . . . MEN. Today NASCAR and the current version of "Indy" cars are not raced by MEN but, media idols and loud mouths.

Today real racing is found on dirt ovals in the form of IMCA (and other sanctions) in the form of Modifieds.

I have been involved in auto racing as a broom pusher, crew member, engine builder, chassis builder, crew chief, team owner, driver, since my dad built a quarter midget for me to race in the mid fifties.

I was deeply involved with NASCAR in the eighties and nineties. The upper end of that sanctioning body has been destroyed by political/social correctness and gutless management. End of rant.

Posted by: Terry at May 28, 2014 7:46 AM

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