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This project's funding goal was not reached on October 25, 2013.
About this project
The Gentleman's Guide to Racing is a group of Motorsports absorbed gentleman traveling the globe to compete in all the worlds great races. Dakar, Pikes Peak, The Baja 1000, Goodwood, La Carerra Pan America to name a few.
With a foundation in place we have now arrived at the second chapter in the evolution of the GGTR and your donations will ensure we reach the next level.
We are hoping to raise completion funds to edit a pilot episode of the Gentleman's Guide to Racing out of footage from our past two races as an online documentary that will be broadcast to Motortrends 1.6 million youtube subscribers and also to edit and package a pilot episode of The Gentleman's Guide to Racing as a TV show.
Packaging a pitch for a television show is an expensive and tactile process. We are working with a very big production company with a long track record (who must remain nameless for now) to create a season of hour long GGTR episodes that will find a home at the Discovery Channel or a similar network. With partnerships in place and the footage in the can we just need to bring the networks something they cant say no too.
Thank you for considering our project and helping us transition from a grass-roots gonzo motor-sports experience into an extraordinary cultural travel & motor-sports TV show and Web Series.
Our story: The Gentleman’s Guide to Racing (The GGTR) was founded by Michael “Skiny” Power in 2010 originally as a book project. As a screenwriter, motor journalist, and amateur racer Skiny was the ideal candidate to pen a book about one man's participation in the great races of the world.
The concept soon grew beyond the publishing of a book and was modernized to suit today’s content-driven world. In 2011 the GGTR established it’s website and a social media presence then participated in and documented its first race: THE BAJA 1000.
"Spanish Tony", a well-traveled, cultured, and hilarious Englishman, was brought in as the show’s cultural attaché’ to compare each of these adventures as Skiny focused on the serious business of racing.
A production partnership with SAFECAMP was established in 2012 to bring the production value of the GGTR content to a level beyond what is currently being distributed by their competition. A pilot episode of "The Gentleman's Guide to Racing", for MOTORTREND'S very successful Youtube channel , was filmed at the 2013 MINT400 RACE where the GGTR team finished a respectable 7th in Class 1.
MOTORTREND'S Youtube channel is the most watched automotive content provider on the internet. In just its first two years it has 400 million+ video views and 1.6 million subscribers. The MT channel will be the online home for the GGTR's future content.
Negotiations are currently underway with three major production companies to bring the adventures of the GGTR to market with a National Cable TV venue like Esquire's new network or the Discovery Channel.
The GGTR core values are inspired by a desire to redefine what it means to be a gentleman in today’s world. We aim to promote an attitude of moral responsibility both locally and globally, to lead by example and to inspire boys and men alike to understand that you can be a bad-ass and a good person simultaneously.
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Risks and challenges
For the most part the project's risks have already been overcome. Since the race has been completed and having all the footage securely retained means that the editing room is the only place where a mishap could take place at this point.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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For a $5 donation you will receive a GGTR logo sticker, designed by Skiny, to show your support for the Gentleman's Guide To RacingEstimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
You will receive a link to download the completed film that documents the GGTR's participation in the 2013 Mint 400, as well as the exclusive GGTR driving mix.
In addition to both links you will also receive the GGTR logo sticker.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
You will receive both links to the Driving Mix and the Film and in addition you will also receive a custom designed GGTR cotton T-Shirt featuring graphics from the artist Ben Eine. This limited edition shirt will show your support for the GGTR's motto:
"It is the burden of all true gentlemen to lead an interesting life"
and yes, you guessed it - you also get the swanky sticker.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
The Full Gift Basket - In this package you receive both download links, the limited edition T-Shirt featuring the art of Ben Eine, the handsome sticker, and a very stylish custom embroidered classic sports cap with the GGTR logo, all designed by Skiny.
Now you have three ways to show your support for the GGTR's motto:
"It is the burden of all true gentlemen to lead an interesting life"Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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For this donation amount you will receive a limited edition photograph by the dedicated GGTR photographer, Zach Benge, printed on a sheet of aluminum in a high gloss finish (which will look great in your garage).
Photograph size is 20x24 and is signed by Alex Roy and Skiny.
Limited edition of 25.
In addition you will also receive The Full Gift Basket.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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True GGTR style - A dinner fit for a gentleman, or lady, at an exclusive Los Angeles insider favorite. Join Skiny and a few local racers for an end-of-Kickstarter celebration to experience Skiny's culinary expertise. In addition you will also receive The Full Gift Basket.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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For this donation amount the beautiful and talented GGTR supporter, Sophie Barker from Zero7, will call anyone you wish on any day in the next year to sing a GGTR Happy Birthday song to them. In addition you will also receive The Full Gift Basket.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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For this reward you will receive prominent branding on the GGTR race-suits and vehicle for the upcoming race 'Rally Jamaica'. (company marketing right-off). In addition you will also receive The Full Gift Basket.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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A custom embroidered GGTR Alpinestar race suit, in your size, to out-style your competition at your next race. In addition you will also receive The Full Gift Basket.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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A rare opportunity to ride along with Skiny in the California Off-Road park in Barstow.
Four riders will experience a day of adrenaline pumping high-speed off road testing and everyone will receive driver training from Skiny. In addition you will also receive The Full Gift Basket.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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For this reward you will attain naming rights to the GGTR episode on Motortrend's YouTube channel which receives anywhere from 1 million to 200 million views per video. You will also receive prominent branding on the GGTR Vehicle and Race-suits for the upcoming race 'Rally Jamaica' - (company marketing write-off). In addition you will also receive The Full Gift Basket.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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