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BG: Before GoPro

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JOEL WILLIAMS [email protected]

Right now, you can go onto YouTube and watch famed Formula One driver Lucas di Grassi clip a GoPro into a commercially available mount and race around the track. In the ’60s, however, things were a little different. To get first-person race footage, Jackie Stewart had to strap an entire rotary lens camera to one side of his helmet and a sizeable battery pack to the other. The helmet cameras of the past were bulky, crude, unwieldly, and improvised with whatever was available. Perhaps the most sophisticated setups belonged to skydivers, who appear to be among the first to take on...Read full article

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