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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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