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TopSpeed
03-31-2008, 11:11 PM
Looking for one to grab for a trip to Europe. Doing Nurburgring and lots of time driving around Swiss Alps as well as French Alps.

Need something that I can easily attach to the headrest of my rental. Don't really want something that goes on the windshield but I could live with it.

Let me know what is there for me to buy/rent/borrow for a 3 week trip starting the 17th of April.

TIA!

Manimillion
03-31-2008, 11:32 PM
You can either build it yourself, but they are never shock resistant, you might end up with a bunch of shaky footage.

Just buy those suction cup mounts and mount them on your windows, it doesnt' necessarly have to be on the windshield. You can even mount them on the moon roof.

e46it
03-31-2008, 11:37 PM
go to home depot and buy 4' aluminum 1/4 inch bar and make your own head rest camera mount for 10 bucks. cut it in half or have them do it for you, make couple of holes and whola you got a camera mount.

here is picture of the one i made, and it works great. two holes for the head reset to go through and one hole for the camera mount.

Gamite
03-31-2008, 11:48 PM
btw, nurburgring doesn't like camera's. They probably won't open the gates for you if you have a camera strapped to your headrest.

TopSpeed
04-01-2008, 06:21 PM
btw, nurburgring doesn't like camera's. They probably won't open the gates for you if you have a camera strapped to your headrest.

I know :mad:

There are plenty of people recording their laps just in a slightly less obivious ways .... Nurburgring is not the most important part of my trip as far as driving goes ... places like Stelvio, Gotthard, Klausen and the French Alps are what I want to capture for sure though!

Where can I get the suction cup mount? I only have two weeks.

Video of a few guys having some fun in the Alps .... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LH2YeARzbvc)

The part at 1:20, anyone know where that track is? Or what used to be a track actually. I've read about it but cannot remember where.

Gamite
04-01-2008, 07:05 PM
if you can get some sort of quick release, you can put the camera on after you pass the gates

X5HogTown
04-02-2008, 07:35 PM
Try one of these. Perfect for a small camera. I was impressed with the quality. A bargain at $5.99.

http://www.factorydirect.ca/catalog/product_spec.php?pcode=TA5248

blue dragon
04-03-2008, 02:47 PM
http://www.cruisecam.com

I have one of their mounts for track footage

Karim@Corner73
04-03-2008, 06:33 PM
Or get this *th-up*

http://www.corner73.com/product_info.php?cPath=138&products_id=438

TopSpeed
04-10-2008, 10:54 PM
A friend in the movie industry just lent me a COMPLETE set of camera mounts for cars so no longer need to find a set.

Thanks for the ideas though.

If I was to ever get one, it would be from these guys:
http://www.filmtools.com/succupmoun.html

http://us.st11.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/cinemasupplies_1996_712543

JPTN
04-11-2008, 09:21 AM
http://www.cruisecam.com

I have one of their mounts for track footage

I'm surprised they allow you to have anything in the car. At Toronto Motorsport (Cayuga, Hamilton), everything has to be out of the car.

I'm heading to Calabogie in May so hopefully the CruiseCam is allowed.

jaym3smg
04-11-2008, 11:53 AM
I'm surprised they allow you to have anything in the car. At Toronto Motorsport (Cayuga, Hamilton), everything has to be out of the car.

I'm heading to Calabogie in May so hopefully the CruiseCam is allowed.

I have a CruiseCam headrest mount as well, and I used it at TMS, there was no issue.

It's a rubber and metal mount and it is crash tested. When I brought I had a lot of ppl checking it out, I could've sold 10 of them at the track I'm sure of it :)

-J

Sneaky
04-11-2008, 03:34 PM
What do you plan on driving at the ring?

TopSpeed
04-11-2008, 06:20 PM
What do you plan on driving at the ring?

*ducks first and then clicks [POST]* :D

http://www.tagesspiegel.de/storage/pic/fotostrecken/magazin/mobil/die-neue-c-klasse-von-mercedes/14390_1_1_c-klasse_1.jpg

I've been there last year in July and they didn't even open the gate for me because my wife was holding the camcorder. You really have to be sneaky around there for you to record your lap.

Great time when the weather is perfect and the traffic is light.

Sneaky
04-11-2008, 06:23 PM
Nice!

But you really need to get your hands on an M3 CSL.

TopSpeed
04-11-2008, 06:42 PM
Nice!

But you really need to get your hands on an M3 CSL.

Yeah ... CSL would be great! Last year I took a 1.8 16V Focus. I think the C should be MORE than enough for me this time.

I'm going there for only 5-10 laps (yes it does get expensive!) and carrying on with my trip. Planning on doing the some autobahn driving on the way to Switzerland and then onto south of France, Monte Carlo as well as Monte Carlo rally stages ... lots of driving hence why I needed a camera mount. I hate shaky footage!