Behind the scenes with Mad Mike
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What you didn't see from Mad Mike's insane run at Highlands
If you're a motorsport fan in New Zealand, and you own a computer or mobile internet device, you will have seen the video of 'Mad Mike' Whiddett and his incredible little 'RADBUL' Mazda MX-5 taking on Highlands Motorsport Park in Cromwell late last week.
If you didn't, check it out here. I'll even give you a few minutes.
Done? Seen it?
Good, let's move on to the incredible behind-the-scenes footage.
There's a trick to a good 'behind-the-scenes' video — it should not spoil your appreciation for the end product.
And to their utter credit, the crew behind the epic film do nothing but make you appreciate that initial clip even more. The logistics of organizing the chopper as well as the slo-mo cameras on the ground to record simultaneously, the plucky 'bug-eye' Subaru WRX STI given a new lease on life as a tracking-shot vehicle, having to deal with the fast-wearing Nitto tyres — it all adds up.
OK, I'm gonna watch it again. Just one more time ...