#IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER Is Back! </br> Are You Ready?

What does Speedhunting mean to you? For some, perhaps it means getting your hands dirty in the garage, working on your beloved project until the wee hours of each morning until it looks and functions exactly the way you want. For some, perhaps it’s all about competition. Perhaps you were born with that gut-wrenching competitive instinct that tells you that second place just isn’t good enough, or perhaps you have an obsession with going fast, hunting big horsepower numbers and creating the most powerful machine possible. Maybe you’re the sort of person who likes to spend your free time getting lost in various automotive publications and hunting for technical information; the simple joy of absorbing writing and images into your mind. Or perhaps you prefer hunting speed through the viewfinder of your camera, chasing that perfect shot; whether it’s for your own personal pleasure or to further your photographic career.


Not so long ago we introduced a new concept to the #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER program, that being the moving image. We asked you to take us inside your world as a Speedhunter by sharing with us video footage filmed from a first-person perspective. We received some incredible submissions, and the level of creativity and detail put into them truly blew us away. Instead of showing you the film as a whole, we thought we’d break it down and show you each of the 12 videos separately, because we think they’re all cool enough to be worth watching individually.

Our first video comes from Soufyane Benhammouda from France, who takes us around the world with him on an epic Speedhunting adventure! Where is he going and what is he doing? You’ll have to watch and find out! So for those of you that weren’t able to view the film’s debut at the Bilsport Performance & Custom Motor Show back in April, turn down the lights, grab some popcorn and enjoy…

What you’ve just witnessed is just the beginning of an exciting new direction for the #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER program. Over the next few months we’ll be working to reset the balance of the program, extending it not just to those with exceptional photography skills, but opening its doors to the whole community. In that spirit, we’ll be running various community projects alongside our partner events throughout the year, holding Speedhunting challenges and competitions and making things more about you.

#IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER is about discovery, adventure and most of all, having fun with cars, and as we all come from different walks of life, it only makes sense that the definition of Speedhunting will be different to each and every one of us. Stay tuned for information in the coming weeks on how you can get involved!

Taryn Croucher
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I just wasted 7:58 minutes from my break. Are you going to bring the full feature from Mad Mike's Gen6 MADBUL anytime soon? The last full car feature that included an actual spec list was 5 days ago. I am not going to advise you at which direction you should channel your budget, but what happened to the cool project cars like the RTR-X and Chris Rado's TC? If you want to exhibit the work of amateurs, so be it. There is already a place for that called Flickr. https://www.flickr.com/groups/speedhunters/ . In fact, I am gonna mount a GoPro on my Razor Crazy Cart the ''Tire Slayer'' and call that art in motion. Watch out Daigo...


I see this going downhill very soon. Poor choices, my friend. I can name a few.


You don't like the film?


Anyone else miss Paddy?


RodChong I believe you read my censored comment.


Iamthetrollhunter Yes. I like your nickname.


dude, what about bikes? And it's just the love of building cars, driving them, looking at them and all that stuff, this is what unites us and makes us Speedhunters... Just love the driving scene, whether it's 2 or 4 wheeled.


@TROLLS ROYCE Iamthetrollhunter Hey guys! Please keep in mind, the film project is just one aspect of the program, we're still going to be showcasing readers' photography, holding competitions, exhibitions, featuring readers' rides and much more. Try to keep an open mind and remember that we are trying to include all of our audience in this. If you have any suggestions or questions, please feel free to email me on the above contact. Cheers :)


I love how this is evolving, but my i c is very slow so i cant watch the video.:-)


I thought that film was rad.


If you think photography is polarizing in execution, film/video is even moreso. There's just so much more to go wrong and the number of factors to monitor makes it that much more challenging.

It's an interesting idea, but please keep the standards high. The first video was OK but had a little too many filler clips and overuse of fisheye. Music choice was a little annoying too...


Taryn: I thought stopped your role as a sppedhunter, since you last post was in December. Glad your back. I'll checkout the video when I'm not at work.


@TROLLS ROYCE Everything in the world has the option to go down or uphill. Vague statement is vague.


Cool video, I'm curious to know if it's all go pro and how they edited it. Nothing wrong with some good amateur film now and then. I think some of the readers are spoiled with the high quality images on this site that they will shut this down for being what it is.


well ok then, kewl




My ears enjoyed (you cant dislike the prodigy) ....my eyes, not so much. Alot of trains, kei cars and buses. there was no sensation of speed. I never thought wow that looked fast except when the trains pulled into the station.


Very cool way of inducing some creativity and fun. Looking forward to it!


this.guy.said Yes, not all of the submissions we received included high speed footage! As I said, Speedhunting can be about enjoying cars from behind a camera, from underneath your car in the garage, or even from your living room while enjoying a good car mag. This particular submission was more about the essence of adventure and discovery on an automotive travel journey, which I think we can all relate to.


Kirk_B I'm still here! I have a few stories coming up soon too :)


yep this is going to be interesting. mind blown.


Taryn Croucher this.guy.said So, I watched it again on mute and the most interesting part to me were the shots through the view finder. I think it would have been a better vid if cut to 4-5 min.There was just a lot of waiting for some type of transport and that most of the time is the worst (most boring) part of the hunt. 

So if I take a POV video of me reading a car mag, watching another video from my living room or dropping wrenches while underneath my car have a chance to be featured. I dont mean to be that guy (Im so sorry for that pun) but thats all boring stuff.


I understand the concept, but really isn't this just getting content for free? I mean, unless you're going to start paying #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER "winners" on a freelance basis. Whatever happened to that idea? Taryn Croucher


I think the trap with the video side of things is that it takes a lot more effort, gear and people to produce video of the sort of quality at the level expected of the photography side of the #IATS program - which is the sort of quality most of us would expect is acceptable (I'm assuming).

Personally, i'm not interested in doing much video. Been a bit gutted that there hasn't been much #IATS action this year, was under the impression there was going to be a new theme every month. Had been all enthused after making it into the first theme! Larry's guide posts recently have been awesome though.

I understand things may have changed since the beginning of the year of course. We don't know what's happening behind the scenes either :)


stoked to see my submission as part of the main image! You guys rock :D


JarredSpec Hi there Jarred, the main change with #IATS is that it's not going to be a professional photography competition anymore. What we are aiming to do here is to banish the competitive element so that everyone can be involved with the program. The monthly photography posts were popular, but not every car enthusiast's goal in life is to be a professional photographer, and we aren't saying that it should be. You don't have to be able to take an incredible image to be able to enjoy cars, do you agree? The video project was just one special project that we ran within #IATS, and we will running various different community projects throughout the year, all over the world. I hope this explains things a bit :)


midgeman Things have taken a slightly different direction now.


this.guy.said lol the reality of Japan is that you do spend a lot of time on public transport (because it's such a great system) when you don't have a car! So in a way it is quite accurate… but I totally understand what you're saying :)


Is that a Lada in the top left?


Taryn Croucher 
Well that's a shame. Paddy used to do a really good job of replying to emails, keeping in touch and what not. Ever since he left, the only responses I've received out of multiple sent emails are the auto-reply and "awesome," with no signature. It didn't seem very professional coming from a website of SH's stature. Is this what I can expect now?


JarredSpec I too was digging the themes, they were a good challenge.


Taryn Croucher Bueller...


TokyoCarGuy Good spotting :)


DaveT JarredSpec The monthly themes are still happening :)


midgeman Definitely not. Enquiries would never go unanswered on purpose, so I'm very sorry to hear that this has been the case. You have my email address above if you wish to offer further feedback or suggestions. We are simply trying to point #IATS in a new direction that promotes having fun with cars, no matter who you are or where you are from. And we will still be running monthly themes as usual :)


Awesome, cheers :)