Everyone loves an underdog!
In The Big Engine That Could, a group of regular guys and gals participates in The 25 Hours of Thunderhill, an endurance race that they have never before tried. The race will take place on December 7-8, 2013.
They have selected an unlikely beast of a car to race – the Ford Mustang – an American icon that is bigger and heavier and technologically simpler than the competition.
But they have a weapon, not exactly secret, the 450 hp Boss 302 V-8 from Ford Racing. And they have 17 crew members working to keep the car up to speed.
Will the combination of car and crew, affectionately called The Big Engine, be enough to finish this grueling race and possibly stand on the podium in class in the December 2013 running of the 25 Hours?
Win or lose, The Big Engine That Could will be a film of the process, the thrills and the problems of endurance racing, with behind the scenes coverage of the team's progress and plenty of in-car footage. We invite you to become a part of Team Winding Road by sponsoring the film. It won't happen without you!
How the Funds Will Be Used
Our goal is to raise a minimum of $20,000. With this we will be able to deliver a great video that will allow racing enthusiasts and participants to feel the thrills and pains of Team Winding Road's adventures at Thunderhill. If we can exceed our goal, that will allow us to work on marketing the video for wider distribution and start planning a video for the Team's next great race.
Below is an illustration of how the funds will be used. Many thanks for making a pledge!
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Risks and challenges
The main challenge we face for this project is the same as nearly every Kickstarter project -- too few resources trying to do amazing work. As with any video project, weather can be an issue, editing can take longer than expected and often there are some pesky administrative details to tackle.
We'll have the added challenges of filming at a live event where: 1) track regulations and safety will come before getting the perfect footage and, 2) the possibility exists for mechanical issues with a car being pushed to its limits. With regard to track safety regulations, some of the interesting footage will come from behind the scenes, what happens in the paddock and through conversations between team members. Because we will make extensive use of unmanned in-car and on-car camera rigs, there will be plenty of opportunities for excellent track and pit footage that will meet track safety requirements. The pressure will be on the film editors to work around any possible obstacles that the videographers might encounter to ensure that viewers have a real sense of what it was like to be on Team Winding Road at the 25 Hours of Thunderhill. With regard to mechanical issues, we may get into different details than those in the story originally planned, but it is sometimes a reality at the track and one that could provide for interesting insight about the sport, the cars and equipment used and how the team regroups to either finish this race or prepare for the next race.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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