Taking a break for lunch – then hop on the Back to the Future train because we have a 1980s adventure in epic slow motion with stunts – but without the washed jeans or the hair spray.
In case you didn’t notice, Hot Wheels will forever be in our soul. Let’s remind you of that, with help from YouTuber Mark Rober who took some orange track, assembled a studio with cameras and started the 1980’s Hollywood Hot Wheels race we’ve been waiting for since, well, three decades ago. But wait, don’t start the video yet, there’s more – Rober has a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and has worked for nine years at NASA. We just fed you this info because we wanted to discuss his perspective, which includes parts of the race seen through a slow-motion camera shooting at 2,500 frames per second, some first-person viewpoints, water hazards, crazy jumps, explosions (yes, explosions), and there you go, this is why we’re calling this more epic than Fast 8, or The Fate of the Furious, or whatever it’s called (ok, guilty, we’ve seen the movie).
Everyone knows the 1980s were shitty for automotive performance – which is why we’re glad we passed the decade fast (some of us were infants back then). But in case you love both the cinema world and the automotive one as we do, you know this is a time when movie cars were absolutely great: K.I.T.T. from Knight Rider, Ecto 1 from Ghostbusters, the A-Team van, Scooby Doo’s mystery machine, and of course, the DeLorean from Back To The Future. Ok, some parts are silly, but come on, this was hard work putting all this mayhem together.