My First Caterham Road Trip HD
Had a bit of leave recently and have been getting a bit sick of blasting
round my local roads, so thought I'd take a couple of days to take my newly
built Caterham 7 on a bit of a road trip.
Took in quite a few well known 'big ticks', including the Black Mountain
Pass, Elan Valley, Snowdonia, Evo Triangle, Snake Pass etc. Generally good
weather throughout and in all an excellent trip- loving the car! This video
is a collection of some of the highlights.
All filmed using my GoPro HD Hero and Canon EOS 500D for a couple of shots.
Its also my first go at capturing a bit of Time Lapse footage, which turned
out pretty well I think. All edited on iMovie.
This is my first video on YouTube- comments welcome but be gentle please! I
know that the start is a bit OTT with the cliche'd music, but I can't be
arsed to go back and change it as it takes an age working with HD footage!
Caterham 7 "50 years of Driving Thrills"
[High res version available at caterham.co.uk] This video is a Caterham
promotional video to illustrate the 'driving thrills' of their Caterham 7
sports car, which celebrated its 50th birthday in 2007. The car shown in
the video is a Superlight R400 with 210bhp.
Caterham 7 A4069 Black Mountain Pass Blat HD
Full run over the Black Mountain Pass (A4069) in South Wales in my newly
built Caterham 7, heading northbound.
One of the best roads I've driven on and virtually deserted- only
detraction was some new surfacing being undertaken at the time on the far
side of the mountain.
All filmed on GoPro HD, with sound courtesy of my iPhone that was sat on my
lap throughout due to the GoPro mic being a bit crap.
Video clips of the destruction and re-building of our Caterham 7
Mike Solan races a fast Caterham at Spa from the back
In 2005 at Spa I qualified on row 7 in a Caterham MegaGrad (the fastest
Class) out of 65 cars. The car wouldnt start at first, so I eventually
started by bump starting it down the slight hill after everyone had passed
me on the grid. It led to some interesting overtaking moves! Easy at first
as the backmarkers were slower than me, becoming more difficult as I caught
up quicker cars...
I am available to give fast passenger laps in a Supercharged Ariel Atom 3
at Prodrive race circuit in Warwickshire, or you can drive it yourself for
£99! Visit www.drivingexperiencesdirect.co.uk
MAD Sunday Driving with Caterham!!!
The Middle Sunday during the Isle of Man TT fortnight is know as Mad
Sunday. The Police close the mountain section of the course in one
direction to make it one way.