Here's a new feature on Unabashed Gearhead Gnarlyness: Commento del Pilota.
Those of you who read metacool know that we have a series running there called "Director's Commentary". The Director's Commentary is about design thinkers articulating the design process behind their creations. It is based upon the very cool feature of movie DVD's where we can listen to the movie director commenting on why a scene is the way it is. Powerful stuff.
Commento del Pilota is going to be a place to hear racers, designers, builders, pilots, and all other purveyors of gnarlyness talk about what they do, how they do it, and why they do it. My big learning so far in the creation of this blog has been that gnarlyness is often a state of mind induced by action and dynamism; sometimes the object may not be so gnarly when static, but can create a sense of gnarlyness via the act of moving.
This first Commento del Pilota features Tanner Foust, ace rally pilot, drifting artist, and stunt car driver (and former pre-med student), talking us through what it takes to drive a Subaru rally car at the limit. Rallying being a team sport, there's a huge amount of teamwork and behind the scenes prep that goes in helping someone like Foust get out there and rip it up. And then there's the driving, and his incredibly quick hands. Wow! Be sure check out the video at the 4:04 mark... simply amazing.
Oh yes, the title. It's in Italian. If you have to ask why, you're probably better off reading this blog.