27.01.10: See editor’s Hyundai banger race crash video PREVIEW

Time 7:21 pm, January 27, 2010

I WAS just putting the finishing touches to the i10 Banger Race feature when this video popped into my inbox.

It’s an early preview of some of the footage we shot for a documentary style film to accompany our feature on the scary event. This was shot on the smaller of our two cameras by two students from St Vincent College, Gosport, who are producing the piece for us as part of their coursework.

Apparently the crash was captured on the full HD jumbo-size camera too, but we’re saving that for the video to come in the next few weeks. However, this still clearly shows the force of the impact I took in the race on Sunday – and explains why my neck still REALLY hurts.

There’s a slow mo of the impact after the first one and you can see the i10 gets hit twice – the first sends me flying into the fencing and spinning off and the second is what realigned the rear wheel at a 45 degree angle to the bodywork…

The full feature of the banger race is in the next issue of Car Dealer – out in the second week of February. You can order your copy here. We plan to post the finished video around the same time, but keep an eye on this blog for news nearer the time.


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James is the founder and editor-in-chief of Car Dealer Magazine, and CEO of parent company Baize Group. James has been a motoring journalist for more than 20 years writing about cars and the car industry.

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