GoPro HD Motorsports HERO Sport Camera Review

The Motorsports HERO sport camera, as put by the manufacturer, is the HD sport camera that was developed for the consumer and tested by the professionals. The HERO line boasts as being the world’s most advanced line of full HD 1080p, waterproof, sport cameras designed to be used during motorsports.

It offers amazing clarity and stability and impact-resistant housing. The Motorsports HERO sport camera shoots video or pictures from a POV perspective. It can be mounted on the user’s body, helmet, car, motorcycle, or other equipment.

Motorsports HERO sport cameras were designed specifically for motorcyclists, auto sports, and other power sports activities. It offers professional and superior HD quality. It offers the option of filming in slow-motion cinema (720p), maximum wide angle (960p), and true HD video (1080p). It also offers a 170 degree wide-angle lens option. The slow-motion option takes either 30 or 60 frames per second.

The superior image and video color quality is provided by leading DSP technology. This also provides the fastest automatic exposure adjustment of any wearable camera on the market. The exceptional sound quality is due to the automatic gain control, which ensures the reduction of wind noise at high speeds. The camera adjusts to all of these setting automatically; there is no switching back and forth. The Motorsports HERO is perfect for in-car filming. There are several mounts included with the sport camera to give the user the ability to change sport camera positions on the car quickly and easily.

A great feature to the Motorsports HERO is the option to set the camera to “automatic photo-take” mode. The camera becomes hands-free once this option is set. Users can take pictures automatically at intervals of 2, 5, 10, 30, and 60 seconds apart. If the shutter button is pushed it will take pictures on the user’s entire journey, ensuring every exciting moment is captured.

The camera includes a lithium ion battery that lasts 2.5 hours and can be charged through any USB port. There is a battery heater included for those sport cameras that will be used in extreme temperatures.

GoPro HD Motorsports HERO Features

• Professional-grade full HD video up to 1080p
• 60 frames per second option in 720p and WVGA resolutions provides liquid smooth slow motion playback
• Videos can be easily edited with iMovie or Windows Movie Maker
• Industry’s widest angle (170º) and sharpest lens captures more of the scene, including you
• Includes easy-to-apply mounts for attaching sport camera to any helmet, motorcycle, car, ATV, jetski, snowmobile, boat, or virtually any vehicle.
• Impact-resistant housing is waterproof to 180 ft (60 meters)
• 1-year warranty

GoPro HD Motorsports HERO Reviews

The reviews for this product were mostly great. Users were happy with the quality and durability of the Motorsports HERO camera. Consumers liked the fact that once the shutter was turned on, pictures were taken without user involvement.

Negative comments included that the accompanying case was weak and susceptible to damage. There were users who felt as though the mounting equipment was less than desirable and wished that an LCD screen was present to view images; instead of having to stop, take out the SD card, and upload the images to a computer.

Most user comments indicated that the GoPro HD Motorsports HERO was a great buy for the price. Customers said that this action camera is easy to use and offered excellent image quality.

Getting Down and Dirty With Dirt Track Auto Racing – The Fun, Family Friendly Sport

In the stand are families who have supported this wonderful sport for many years. Generations of drivers are represented in the bleachers.

Dirt track auto racing is a family-oriented sport. It isn’t uncommon to find grandfather, father, and son working together to build a modified stock car to race. Then the best driver out of the three will take the car for a quick spin around the track. Any modifications that are needed will be worked on by the family to prepare the car to do its part in the race. However, it is the skilled driver who wins or loses.

One such winning modified race car driver is located in the small town of Latrobe, PA in the Laurel Highlands. His name is Jeremy Zufall. Jeremy, his dad Jim (he races and wins also), his grandfather, and a few of his uncles have all been dirt track auto racing drivers over the years. They are a close knit family who have a passion for the sport and who love to race just for the fun of it. They do also like to win. Jeremy has won many events at the Latrobe Speedway as well as other events in the tri-state area of Pennsylvania.

Anyone who is 18 or older and who has a car can get started in dirt track auto racing. You will need to make your car safe by modifying it just in case you would crash during the race. The most important modification would be to make a cage on the drivers side to protect you if you roll over. You must also take out all of your windows to prevent life-threatening cuts in the event of a crash. When you are just starting to drive, the speeds average 70-80 mph and those are speeds you are used to doing on the highways. When you progress into different racing classes, the speeds will increase up to 120 mph eventually.

If you like a roaring good time, like loud engine noises, blaring announcements, dust and dirt flying everywhere near the track, don’t mind a piece of mud in your eye as the dirt track auto racers roar their way around the track, then by all means, make it a fun, family night out. You truly can get down and dirty at the track if you learn to love dirt track auto racing.

You can discover more about the wonderful, fun, family sport of dirt track auto racing by visiting Jeremy’s blog by clicking here

Choose Your Car Carefully If the Cost of Auto Insurance Worries You

As you engage with the task of keeping your auto insurance at a level that is affordable for you, consider the type of car you drive. This can have a surprising impact on the premium you pay.

If you have a sports car, you can probably afford the insurance, but that may not always be the case. Sports cars are assessed as high risk by insurance companies and risk is always reflected in the premium. Surprisingly, the color may also impact the costs involved. With red being the hot choice for sports cars, your red car may also be costing you a few extra dollars each year. Check this with your insurer.

Of course, luxury cars and new cars cost more to ensure. So consider driving an older car if the cost of insurance is an issue for you. With an older car, there may be no need to carry collision insurance because with an older car you will not have much invested emotionally in the pristine appearance of the outer shell. In that case you could choose a higher deductible if you were willing to take the car to a cheaper workshop for repairs in the event of a crash. But remember, with a higher deductible, you pay for the repairs for the first however many hundreds of dollars. This probably means that you pay for all apart from catastrophic accidents.

Apart from the risks involved in insuring sports cars and luxury cars, some insurers take a jaundiced view of insuring SUVs. This is because they are assumed to be easy to roll. There is no point in entering this argument, but expect to pay if you drive an SUV. Alternatively, reductions in auto insurance premiums may be possible if you downsize your car.

A further issue, and this just seems downright unfair, is that certain cars are considered to be a higher risk in terms of vandalism, and this costs you! You will not necessarily be told this when you go to insure your car.

The way cars and insurance are assessed and charged for varies depending on the company. With this in mind, I suggest you ask some pertinent questions before you agree to that high cost insurance. This would be especially wise if you drive a bright red, hot SUV known to be favored by thieves.

Too often, we just accept the costs assuming that there is no alternative. But there often is. Find out what is impacting the cost of your auto insurance and shop around for a provider that will give the same cover at a lower cost.

Review of the New Jaguar After the Paris Auto Show

The legendary British car maker Jaguar finally unveiled the long-awaited F-Type at the Paris Auto Show. It was a spectacular unveiling, featuring a performance by American singer Lana Del Ray, who should be the face of the car, promoting it worldwide.

The F-Type is based on the Jaguar C-X16 concept, unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. It’s basically a successor to the last sports car by Jaguar, the legendary E-Type. This is a two-seat convertible, just like the E-Type.

The F-Type is available in three versions – F-Type, F-Type S and F-Type V8 S – and they all come with supercharged engines. The F-Type has a 3.0-liter V6 engine, offering 340 hp. It goes from 0-60 in 5.1 seconds with a maximum speed of 161 mph. The F-Type S comes with the same 3.0-liter V6 engine, but it can provide up to 380 hp. Its top speed is 171 mph and it does the 0-60 sprint in 4.8 seconds. Lastly, the F-Type V8 S runs on a 5.0-liter V8 engine with 480 hp. It is of course the fastest of the three, with a 186 mph top speed and needs only 4.2 seconds to go from 0 to 60 mph.

The rear-wheel drive convertible is fitted with an 8-speed automatic gearshift, and no manual transmission is offered. It features a Dynamic Launch Mode which assists steering. For those who want to make an impression and get noticed, there is a sport exhaust that produces a powerful sound typical of a strong sports car.

The body is made of lightweight aluminum and provides an ideal 50:50 weight distribution. It is a little bit wider than other similar sports cars, such as the Porsche 911, although about an inch shorter, which is insignificant.

The interior that the F-Type has to offer is obviously luxurious and very elegant. There are leather seats, a console with aluminum finisher, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a surround sound with 10 speakers.

Unlike most sports cars, the Jaguar F-Type also tries to be more environmentally-friendly. It emits 80% less CO2 thanks to the way the body structure is bonded. There is also a stop/start system that brings the engine to a halt when the car stops, which saves fuel.

The price tag for the basic model is $69,000 and the V8 will sell for $92,000.

Overall, we could say that the F-Type is the first sports car that Jaguar has released in 40 years, which will offer a luxurious and high-speed ride to all sports cars lovers.

Arguably, the new Jaguar is the shining star of the event, but there are many other contenders there, especially the new Ford’s Mondeo, Golf, McLaren’s P1, and maybe the Range Rover.

General Facts On The Sport Auto Racing

Driving is a skill and it is considered as an art as well. It takes a lot of patience and practice for you to become a skilled driver. When you drive, you do not only focus on the road but you also focus on different things such as the sound of the engine, other systems of your car and the different types of vehicles that also pass by. Before you can be called a skilled and defensive driver, you still need to undergo training, seminars and an examination for you to have a driver’s license. So to those who want to be a driver, better practice or perhaps take driving lessons so you will know the mechanics.

There are already different types of recreational activities or sports wherein the skill of driving is being put to a test. And this is better known as auto racing or car racing. This is the one of the world’s most watched sport in television. It all started long before and up to now, it has been cultivated and developed into a much better sport.

There are several categories of auto racing. There is the single seater racing, touring racing, sports car racing, production car, one make, stock car racing, rallying, drag and off-road racing and lastly kart racing. These have all been popularized and have interestingly created a big change in the field of extreme sports.

Accidents can never be prevented in this type of sport. Since it involves racing at a fast speed, the racer should be alert and prepared with the necessary protective gears. It is hard to join in this type of sport if you are not prepared primarily with driving skills and with the right equipments. If you would like to join and be a part of the world’s famous auto racers, you must be prepared with money and skills.

If you think you have what it takes to become a car racer, then go build your team. Your team must be coordinated and must be alert as well. As you can see in movies, the support team work fast in changing the tires, in troubleshooting and in refilling for gas. They should be competent as well.

Also, the use of protective equipments is a must. Helmets, gloves, racing suit, shoes and a harness must be worn. These protect you from getting too many injuries in cases of accidents similar to how proving a tazer with a tazer holster will keep you from accidentally stunning yourself. Life is at stake here and if you will not wear the overall protective equipment, you will end up getting severely hurt.

You also need to have spare tires. Car tires in such sport easily wears and tears. Driving for several laps at a very fast speed makes the tires to wear out. Spare tires should be ready once the driver takes a short stop. There are even some who have spare cars just in case things do not turn out well.

Cars in auto racing are designed with a tremendous power just the same as the tremendous power of the most powerful stun gun there is in the market. If you are not skilled with driving, you might find it difficult to control the car especially when you have to drive at a very fast speed. That is why you should undergo training and practices to determine the overall performance and whether or not you are suitable for the sport. Always be prepared and remember to wear the right protective equipments even during practice time.