They recently decided that this year they were going to bring along a "GoPro Hero II" and attempt to capture some of the shenanigans that would undoubtedly ensue. A few days ago, they approached me to design and create several camera mounts and plan out several shots to add interest to their video. Overall we created three different mounts: A roll-cage mount, a magnetic hood-and-roof mount and a fender mount.
It's difficult to completely trust a camera mount, you never know if plastic will crack or if going over the railroad tracks 300 miles ago may have bounced the camera off it's mount. This 'ible will show you how to create a little peace of mind... knowing that your brand new camera wont get left in the dust (or turned into it)
We were inspired by a few GoPro car videos, primarily "Drift Battle 2" and Ken Block's "Gymkhana five". In the latter there is a scene where you see a GoPro tumble to the ground (after a wicked jump) It's worth checking both of these out whether or not you intend to build this mount. They are amazing videos.
Fun Fact! I took all of the photos for this 'ible with a GoPro!
I only have photos of immediately after I created the mount, but will upload photos of the mounts attached to the coronet soon
Step 1: Plans/Design
We chose coated cable to avoid rust and scratching damage to the paint on the car
we wanted to use the magnet.
We didn't feel safe with the idea of losing our awesome new camera.