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…It’s Movie Monday: This is Hamburg?

This Is Hamburg

This is Hamburg is a fantastic stop motion movie of two guys showing off their city through the windshield of their car.

The camera setup was a Canon EOS 40D with a Sigma 10-20 @ 10mm lens on a Manfrotto tripod fixed with seatbelts in the rear seat of a BMW 635 CSI. AV mode was used with a fixed manual focus set to 1M at f/6.3, and triggered automatically by a TC-80N3 set to 8-second intervals.

In all, there are roughly four hundred frames in the movie, with plenty of scenery to keep you entertained, so travel from the comfort of your own chair with This is Hamburg.

[This Is Hamburg]

[Via: NOTCOT]

…It’s Website Wednesday: Carbon8?

Carbon8

Carbon8 is half “online property”, half digital magazine dedicated to “bringing the true automotive lifestyle and motorsports enthusiast the most relevant content possible”.

Carbon8 Magazine Cover

Topics include cars, technology, motorsports and lifestyle trends, and everything is both beautiful and interactive.

Are you ready to change gears?

[Carbon8]

…Ghost bikes are a solemn reminder?

Ghost Bikes

Unfortunately, cars and bikes don’t always get along, and when confrontations happen, the bike is usually on the loosing end.

For those that pass on to the bike path in the sky, a painted white “Ghost Bike” is often locked to a nearby pole as an epitaph to the departed biker. These bikes serve as a reminder to cars that everyone needs to share the road, so the next time you see one remember: Share the road to save a life.

[GOOD – Ghost Rider]

…You can do donuts with one horsepower?

Usually, when you see someone doing donuts, they’re using hundreds of horsepower:

However, what would happen if your vehicle had only one horsepower?

I’m guessing drifting would be a bit different…

[Via: What Jamie Found]

…It’s Things Thursday: Clarkson Supercar Showdown?

I would gladly trade ten years off of the end of my life to be Jeremy Clarkson for a day.

Why?

Jeremy Clarkson - Supercar ShowdownBecause the man gets handed the keys to some of the most exclusive cars in the world, and then gets paid to drive them. Hard.

We’re talkin’ tire smoking, opposite locking, pedal to the floor hard; and then some. Top Gear must have to have a separate budget just for the rubber they go through each episode.

Bugatti, Ferrari, Porsche and Lamborghini; if it costs more than a house, then chances are, Jeremy has been behind the wheel.

Which is why I can’t wait to pick up a copy of his new film, Supercar Showdown. In it, Clarkson road and track tests some of the most expensive supercars currently roaming the roads. Models include the Ferrari 430 Spider and 599 GTB Fiorano, Lamborghini Gallardo and Murcielago Roadsters, Bugatti Veyron, Audi R8, Porsche 911 GT3, Radical SR3, Aston Martin V8 Roadster and Ascari A10.

If a laundry list of the automotive elite isn’t enough to tempt you, then just check out this:

See what I mean?

It’s available November 5.

[Via: Autoblog]