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  • Mar 27th 2012 at 8:01PM
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There's nothing quite like witnessing an automotive race in person. The sights, sounds, smells – it's a magical experience for anyone with petrol flowing freely through their veins. But it's just not possible to personally attend every race on the planet, and sometimes, television coverage leaves much to be desired.

Enter GoPro, maker of those little clear-plastic-housed cameras you see all over the place. The crew attached its HD Hero2 cams all over a couple of ALMS cars driven by Gunnar Jeannette and Ken Dobson as they battled the field at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

There are helmet-cams, shots up high and down low, from the front and toward the rear, all catching fender-to-fender racing at its finest. There's even some views showing what life is like for a mechanic in the pits. See for yourself in the video after the break. As an added bonus, you can also watch raw footage of each driver's laps in separate videos.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      bought the Hero 2 Motorsports edition in October and it blows away anything else on the market! All other are like watching the world through jello. Car and Driver recently tested the best HD video cameras and it won easily. 1080p at 120fps means you can do crystal clear Slo Mo on a big screen, and its dazzling. 11 megapxel stills can be stitched together for great time lapse vids. They are serious when they say its a professional quality video camera. At first I balked at the idea of spending 3 bills on a gadget that looked like a toy. But this is one of those times when you actually get more than you pay for. Especially when you consider some of the Contour cameras cost up to 200 bucks more, and offer less than half the resolution (5 megapixels @ 60fps)
      • 3 Years Ago
      american lemans ... nice one.
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