Rush: Ron Howard’s Twitter Shots

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Ron Howard’s movie: Rush has been very warmly received by fans of racing and good movies alike. I immediately followed filmmaker Ron Howard on Twitter when I heard he was starting production of this movie.  Mr. Howard is a very good tweeter, sharing lots of details about his current projects; he did provided a gearhead’s feast during Rush production.

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James Hunt Documentary- Commentary by Murray Walker *heart*

Formula 1 may be going through a summer break, but that doesn’t mean that I haven’t had enough of it! I’ve spent some of my time doing research on former Formula 1 World Champions, learning about older teams and gaining an understanding for the heritage for the sport. (Click more to view video)

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Wishing for a hint of honesty in motorsport…

When did it happen that a racing driver was managed more by his PR group, than his own emotions? Do you remember the interviews of Nigel Mansell, James Hunt or Aryton Senna? Those men spoke what they felt, and they made sure that everyone knew it. The classic greats had flair, style and more importantly were more honest than drivers of current.

Look at the interviews of Vettel, Hamilton and even Alonso. They seem pre-written, manufactured and just fake. Sometimes it’s important to measure your response, on behalf of the team or to keep moral high. Other times though, you just need to just speak up and let the world know what you think! Especially when someone has put your life at risk with a stupid move, or a serious mistake has been made.

Maybe it’s because fast racing drivers have become more common, so it’s easy to be replaced. Maybe some people are scared to defend what they actually think. However, we at the “StartingGrid” think that it’s more important for a driver to speak what is on their mind.

Speak honest, and drive honest. We know it’s easier said than done, but we wish it was more common in motorsport, versus the cookiecutter responses that we get now.

At the end of the day, they are the ones who are putting themselves at risk.

Here are some pictures and videos of some classic interviewers and drivers. Just think, when the mike is put in your face, what would you say?