You may have been wondering when it would be ready. Well my friend that day is today! I feel the need to set it up a bit. This being my first video (shameless attempt at deflecting shortcomings and amateur mistakes away from myself), I certainly evolved each day on the trip, and hopefully in a good way. I obtained a GoPro before my trip (me entering the video age!), and received it 2 days prior to the trip. As a result I wasn’t really able to get dialed in with the camera rig, so it was sort of a “learn on the go” type scenario for me. It was a lot of fun, my only wish was that GoPro had their battery charger-spare battery combo in stock. The GoPro 5 lasts about 45-60 minutes on one battery. Additionally, I also had to learn which mounts, vehicle locations, and views worked best on my R. It was fun trying different angles, interior-exterior, front-rear positions, and when to shoot versus when to not. On day 2 or 3 I felt like I had things sorted out. It’s very cool, and rewarding to add motion-audio to the images of your motor vacation memories!
Touring Joara, was the first event on my Driver’s Holiday. It’s a charity “poker-run” tour held in North Carolina annually, organized by the Table Rock Sports Car Club. A week before my trip, I had to modify my route, and while searching for motor-centric events I found the tour listed on Hemmings. The Touring Joara Facebook page has additional information about the tour. What can I say, this is this is a great event, put on by sports car enthusiasts who were very welcoming, and who share a passion for cars. It was well run, consisted of several great windy roads, and brought out many late model and classic sports cars comprised of American, European, and Japanese ancestry. It was also a plus that we had great weather on the day of the tour. Bottom line, I’d recommend this event to anyone with an interest in driving great roads, and meeting some wonderful sports car enthusiasts. I plan to make it back for this event.
I could go on telling you about the other sights and events on the video, but I think I’ll just stop the narration here and let the video speak for itself.
Enjoy, and I look forward to hearing what you think about the project and video!