Monday, October 20, 2014

First Palmer Motorsports Park Video with Data!!



This is the first Palmet Motorsports Park Video with Data. It's very helpful to be able to quantify the elevation changes at speed. Car is a stock E36 M3 driven by Nick Fontana. Data and film by David Wittmer. Thank you, COM Sports Car Club! We are all giddy about Palmer here at OneHotLap!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

First Onboard Video from Palmer Motorsports Park



Here is the first onboard video from Palmer Motorsports Park. Shades of Laguna Seca and only an hour from Boston!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

This Rally Crash Proves That Miracles DO Happen!!


Hat Tip to Omeed A.

It's just incredible that no spectator was hurt in this horrifying accident at Italy's Jolly Rally Valle d'Aosta. Driver Pietro Scavone and co-driver Diego D'Herin sustained minor injuries and one spectator was treated for shock, according to the La Repubblica newspaper. A miracle indeed!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Adrenalin - Official Trailer


ADRENALIN - OFFICIAL TRAILER from STEREOSCREEN on Vimeo.

ADRENALIN - THE BMW TOURING CAR STORY.

This is the official trailer for our action documentary ADRENALIN - THE BMW TOURING CAR STORY.
Coming this November on DVD, Blu-ray and VoD.
It's about charismatic drivers and fascinating racing cars from five decades. Times were changing rapidly from the drifting touring cars in the 60s to the victories of the BMW M4 in the highly sophisticated new DTM.
The legends behind the wheel tell their stories from the cockpit view and let the golden era of touring car racing come alive again.
CAST //
JOHNNY CECOTTO / AUGUSTO FARFUS / HUBERT HAHNE / JENS MARQUARDT / JÖRG MÜLLER / JOCHEN NEERPASCH ANDY PRIAULX / DIETER QUESTER / ROBERTO RAVAGLIA / PAUL ROSCHE / STEVE SOPER / BRUNO SPENGLER HANS-JOACHIM STUCK / MARC SURER / JOACHIM WINKELHOCK / MARCO WITTMANN / ALEX ZANARDI & MANY MORE!
ADRENALIN - A STEREOSCREEN PRODUCTION

Monday, October 6, 2014

Inner Speed Secrets Webinar

Great news: world famous performance coach, race car driver, author and speaker Ross Bentley is doing a webinar featuring his Inner Speed Secrets program. He's always done these in person for a group in seminar format, or one-on-one when coaching a driver. It’s all about the mental game of driving. But he wants to offer it to even more people and we are glad to spread the word. Take a look at inner-speed-secrets.com for the webinar info. Registration closes this coming Friday (Oct. 10). 

This is why you should consider attending:
  • This program is unique, and exclusive, but being made available online, for the first time.
  • Some of the best drivers in the world have used this program, and it really makes a difference – drivers will perform better than they ever have.
  • Due to the webinar format, Ross is able to deliver this program at a very low price, but registration is limited. Sign up before October 10 to get a spot. Don't delay or you'll get left behind by the drivers who do participate in the webinar.
  • This program has truly been a secret of a relatively small number of drivers, and Ross is now making it more available for a limited time - still only to those who register by this Friday, October 10.
  • The program will help drivers get into the zone and perform at their best more often. Who doesn’t want that?!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A Power Shift at Ferrari

Source: WSJ

This is an excellent WSJ write-up on Ferrari's long-time chairman Luca di Montezomolo's departure. In his typically eloquent and unique writing style, Dan Neil adds a lot of dimensions and food for thought to the story. It's a pivotal event in Ferrari's history that the direct link to Enzo Ferrari is now broken. Di Montezomolo leaves the Ferrari business in great shape except for the F1 team. As much as I love Italian cars, I think his advice for the new Ferrari chairman should be to hire... a British F1 team principal and a German driver.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Touch The Sky - A Moving Feature About Alex Zanardi


TOUCH THE SKY from tim hahne on Vimeo.
A STEREOSCREEN PRODUCTION

Alex Zanardi's story is part of the feature film ADRENALIN - out November 2014.

This is a short, but very intimate portrait of Alex Zanardi, the former Formula 1 driver and winner of the American Champ Car Series. Alex was already a star, when he had his almost fatal accident at the Lausitzring in Germany. He lost his legs, but not his attitude. Alex Zanardi came back and did the impossible: He won races in the World Touring Car Championship, two gold medals at the Paralympics in London 2012 and just recently added two more hand bike world titles!

It's a unique experience to spend a day with a true hero at his house in Padua, talking about his life and joining him for a training session with his hand bike. His last words in our film describe him best. But see for yourself...

AGENCY // STEREOSCREEN
DIRECTOR // TIM HAHNE
EDIT & GRADING // JULIUS JACOBY
DoP // THOMAS NÖSNER
MUSIC // TONY ANDERSON
PRODUCER BMW // MARC THIESBUERGER
PRODUCTION // STEREOSCREEN

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Incredible Miss at the Nurburgring



A set of new tires and a pair of new underwear to go, please.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

How To Tell If Your Wing Is Too Big

Hat Tip to EJ

If your friends tie a WIDE LOAD banner on your car's wing 
and you can read all of it, the wing might be too big.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Dr. F. Nitschke, President of BMW M's Ultimate Driving Unit

Seeing in the news today that Dr F. Nitschke, President BMW M is retiring, reminded me of the one time I saw him in person at the 2013 BMW Oktoberfest. It was at the M4 unveiling for the BMW CCA, which was set up in a plane hangar made to look like a cool night club.


Dr. F. Nitschke (left) and his younger North America M brand manager got up on stage to present the then new M4. The suave North America manager was trying hard to make up for Dr. F. Nitschke's dry humor presented with a heavy dose of German accent. Dr. F. Nitschke mentioned the target they had for selling units globally, then corrected himself saying he should have said M cars, not units, in order to stir our passion. A unit is something an accountant deals with, not a passionate M car owner. But it was too late and the Ultimate Driving Unit jokes started floating around. Wouldn't you want to have the Ultimate Driving Unit too?

Germans run their companies with military precision and there are well defined age expectations. A president of the M division cannot be older than 60 years, so Dr. Nitschke is put to pasture just in time for his big birthday. By the way, don't be quick to judge the new M president just because he is coming from Audi - you can be sure BMW hired the best man for the job. It's a sign of the times that the job went to a close competitor rather than a BMW faithful. Loyalty is not valued as much these days even in German companies that used to place huge emphasis on it.

Oh, and the M4 unveiling event was the only time I've seen guys ask great-looking girls to get out of the way so they could take a picture... of the car, without anyone obstructing the direct view to it. BMW geeks are a special breed...Make that VERY special. I bet Dr. Nitschke was glad to see the excitement his unit generated with BMW enthusiasts that night!