QT allows Web coverage of drag racing event

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A nostalgia drag racing event will be Webcast as it happens, thanks in part to Apple technology and 1010.TV, in association with WDIFL.com and AKA Racing.

Equipped with Power Mac G4s and a satellite up-link station from SatCom Systems, the 1010.TV crew will enable viewers to go online throughout the Goodguys-VRA West Coast Hot Rod Happenin' from the Pomona Fairplex in Pomona, Calif., on June 27-29. Viewers will also be able to see regular updates since Webcast will include the latest stats as the event progresses.

"Nostalgia drag racing is not getting the media attention it deserves," Jim Greer, 1010.TV director, told MacCentral. "We intend to cure that, in part, by offering the fans same day viewing of the Goodguys race from Pomona. We will have cameras at key locations around the track and pits. Our revolutionary new 'Ride Cam' car-mounted camera will give viewers the thrill of riding along with the Top Fuel driver at speeds of 250MPH. This is all new and, hopefully, we can pull it off without too many glitches."

The Webcast can be seen free on We Did It For Love, which has offered extensive nostalgia drag racing coverage for five years. If you're interested in seeing the event, you should bookmark the location prior to the Webcast for easy access, Greer said. To view it, you'll need to set QuickTime Player as your default viewer.

This story, "QT allows Web coverage of drag racing event" was originally published by PCWorld.

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