Below is a link to the only video clip we think exists for Doug Mepham's and my Targa Tasmania adventure.
Our Mazda RX-7 apparently had a camera mounted inside it, but we never got around to hooking it up.
It was already a Cirque du Soleil (Master's Division) performance for us to get in to this car, what with the wrap-around headrest racing seats, full roll cage and, for Doug, the non-removable steering wheel (next time we're going to seek sponsorship from a chiropractor).
Contorting to switch on a camera? Just not gonna happen...
You'll notice a few things herein:
- the Mazda logo in the intro stems from Mazda Australia's long and remarkably successful history in motorsports. They had absolutely nothing 'official' to do with our entry, but they did video every Mazda that ran in this stage, which was the Prologue or practice stage in George Town Tasmania, and posted them on YouTube.
(I can barely imagine what the reaction would be if I suggested to the city fathers/mothers of Georgetown Ontario, very near to where I live, that we try something like this there...)
- don't you just love those flames? They were bigger than usual at this point because the car was backfiring even harder than RX-7s usually do;
- note the derisive cheering about seventeen seconds in as we go right into the roundabout instead of left. That was maybe my second call out of thousands in this week-long event, and we screwed it up. I'm pretty sure I said "Keep Left!" but I might have said "The Other Left!"
Regardless, Doug recovered, and we didn't break anything when we hopped over that curb.
More important, we didn't have any course-marking yellow or red tape festooning the car when we crossed the finish line, a sure sign of a major FUBAR moment.
No harm, no foul. Enjoy!