Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Chasing the Touge The Story of Canyon Racing in America|
Chasing the Touge takes you inside the world of canyon racing where adrenaline junkies race through the "touge," or mountain passes, pushing their cars and driving abilities to the limit. Follow drifters, rally racers, and... more »
A worthy purchase for the price.
Jeremy | Tucson, AZ USA | 03/18/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Admittedly, after watching Chasing the Touge for the first time I planned to get on here and give it a considerably bad review. After watching it I couldn't get scenes of dark, grainy, vibrating footage and boring interviews out of my head! The excessive attention to drifting and the fact that the end credits roll at 48 minutes (a far cry from the Amazon listed 90 minute run time) lead me to investigate [...] (a site I frequent and trust) claim that Chasing the Touge may end up being seen as a "classic" amongst automotive enthusiasts. I read their impressions of the video and started to realize that maybe I didn't give it enough attention and wasn't remembering the great things about it. I watched the feature again and found myself surprisingly enticed! Already being familiar with the pace, in my second viewing I realized that there isn't really a strong emphasis on drifting. In fact it's quite well balanced and overall the combination of footage and interviews is rather interesting and certainly informative with a nicely revealing look into the lifestyles of these people. Most of the footage is rather good considering the conditions they drive under and the documentary style of the video is a fresh change from inferior automotive lifestyle DVDs such as Grip Video. Along with a few fairly decent bonus features (hey, most videos like this don't have bonus features), Chasing the Touge is a worthy purchase. Though not of the quality of something like Best Motoring, it should be a nice addition to your automotive DVD library."