Rob Price
Gutbrain Records
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2020 March 04 • Wednesday

Thanks to my friend Ken, I became aware of this car-racing documentary The Racing Scene. It's quite good, understated and a real behind the scenes look at what goes on at the track.

Perhaps you recognize James Garner there. While the movie does begin with him driving in a long-distance off-road race, his main role in the movie is as part of a team behind race cars in a few different events. (The use of split-screen is probably a nod to Grand Prix.)

He narrates the action and explains everything we're seeing. This is a story of what really happens, so occasionally a car will immediately fail due to some kind of technical problem and then that's it, game over.

To me it sort of felt a bit like the Endless Summer of racing movies. I'd recommend it!