Life Made Cooler
So you’ve decided to put down the polishing rag, step away from the fruit-scented detail spray, and do some good old-fashioned track thrashing on your ride. The problem is the guys down at the local cruise night will never believe it when you tell them about how you threw your car around the track. Well, have we got the evidence gatherer for you! Meet the GoPro Hero digital camera. The standard version seen here offers a 54-degree lens and five megapixles of resolution goodness. With a 2-gig SD memory card (not supplied) we were able to get almost a full hour of high quality video. That’s a lot of track time.
The 4.7-ounce camera can also be set to take a photo every two seconds for 64 minutes. Some quick work with a calculator puts that at 1,920 still shots. The motorsports version we picked up was about 180 bucks and included the suction cup mount and a bag full of various other mounting widgets. Recently GoPro has also released a new wide angle, 170-degree version that sells for under $200. At this event the camera worked flawlessly and the video was surprisingly good considering the price and size. It’s even waterproof. Just remember, if you’re recording something you shouldn’t be doing, video can be used in a court of law. To find out more visit www.goprocamera.com.
When all the points from the various events were tallied, there was an unlikely tie for the title of King of the Hill between Kyle Tucker and Vinnie Allegretta! The rules stipulate: in the event of a tie, the one with the quickest autocross lap is the winner. So congrats to Kyle for being named King, we hear it’s good to be one. Other winners were Bret Voelkel for the Quickest ET, Vinnie Allegretta for Peoples Choice, and Jake Parrott took home the Long Distance Award.