From time-to-time I do come up with some AMAZING ideas – come on, you know it’s true – and I think the best by far still has to be the Dirty Boxers: Car Wash concept that will be coming up very soon.
Now, if you’ve have been living under a rock [or wheelie bin – times are hard I know] for the past few weeks, and somehow don’t know what the Car Wash project is, then let me explain.
In a nutshell, the Dirty Boxers: Car Wash will be a 7 min [or so] video episode where I [your fearless leader] goes to take his car. But like most things, sitting in a large piece of machinery while it cleans the crap off my bonet for 7 mins is… well… BORING! The main reason for this is because I do not actually look after my car that well. I’ve always been under the belief that my car is a tool, and is not something to clean, polish or worship.
So to somehow help encourage me to look after my car better, I thought it would be a genius idea to invite complete strangers in to my vehicle to teach me a new skill or trick – to help pass the time. So imagine two strangers locked in a car; surrounded by water, soap, and large amounts of noise – and they have the length of the wash itself to start [and complete] learning a new skill. Exactly, GENIUS IDEA!
While this concept has been bouncing around my head, I’ve been keeping my eye out for a decent [and affordable] camera[s] that could capture the painful experience for your enertainment. The obvious solution would have been to purchase a selection of Go Pros and a suite of accessories – but of course this would be foolishly expensive. This lead me to find Techmoan on YouTube about 10 months ago. He is a fella from the Manchester [UK], who reviews [mostly] strange and unique cameras, tech and gadgets that he has picked up [mostly] from eBay, [mostly] shipped in from China.
Eventually, and the reason for this post, is that he has stumbled across an almost perfect little windscreen car camera called a “808 #18 DR32”:
Techmoan 808 # 18 DR32 Car Camera – Demonstration Review
Obviously, this is still early stages at the moment – especially as now I need to focus on how we’d capture the sound effectively – but thought I’d give you all a sneaky look in to the scrapbook mind of mine 😛