• Oct 24, 2009
Motorsports in slow motion -- Click above to watch video

One of the greatest things about motorsports is that they look as good -- maybe even better -- in slow motion as they do at full speed. A YouTube user called Mattzel gathered a series of racing moments from last season, slowed them down and set them to music, and the result is short, but marvelous. Follow the jump to watch the vid.

[Source: YouTube via Axis of Oversteer]



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      • 5 Years Ago
      There's no 10 minute footage because most of these shots are isolated cameras on the race track. The normal footage can't be slowed down to this detail.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Exactly These are high speed cameras, nothing has been "slowed down" sorry AB.

        The music was too much IMO. It's an amazing, jaw-dropping spectacle but it's not as dramatic as the soundtrack is. Good clips but honestly, I would rather watch the entire shot that was originally broadcast rather than this cutty montage. It's much more awe inspiring. The Isle of Man TT high speed footage... Oh my goodness.

        This for example, is incredible: www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aJQVZrwgA8

        That has the full shots of some of these clips. Seeing the tires compress and bulge, the transfer of weight, and the movement of the suspension are all things you don't really have time to absorb on something this quickly edited with the flashes and whatnot. These are the things our eye can't pickup in real time, so I'd rather spend the time to take them in. Thats the whole point of these high speed shots isn't it?

        And yes, the music is worse in the original broadcast.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Boobies are also great in slow-motion. Maybe even better than racing.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Epic...
      • 5 Years Ago
      I am mad at my parents because they didn't take me carting when I was a kid, best place to start a motosport career... now its too late... and i dont want to be a dad that tries to realize his own dreams through his child... :(
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is hwy I do everything in slow motion... I just look cooler that way...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Oh my god, I hate when they edit out the best parts..Why can't they just show a 10+ minute non-edited video.
      • 5 Years Ago
      What no NASCAR?
      • 5 Years Ago
      i shed a tear. GOD DAM YOU!!! i picture myself holding my country's flag in victory in slow motion and i shed a tear!!! truly epic!!!

      (maybe i didn't shed a tear but i wanted to. at least i felt like it) :D
      • 5 Years Ago
      Good stuff. My favorite clip is that of that Toro Rosso F1 car drifting off that turn, full opposite lock. Epic stuff indeed.
      • 5 Years Ago
      too short!
      • 5 Years Ago
      During the coverage of the TT they kept showing shots like this where the bikes were bottoming out (2:00 in http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRpHJlaG_-U), I loved it. There are more slow-mo flames at 2:45 in the same vid :)
        • 5 Years Ago
        That is an epic video!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      My ancient computer lets me see everything on the web in slow-motion... or rather stop-motion. heh

      Very nice... and excellent audio (as apposed to all those other youtube vids with head-banging-train-wreck-music).
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