Published on 18 September 2021 ‐ Duration: 03:18
Paddy decided to follow in the footsteps of the filmmakers of Top Gear and The Grand Tour. He dreamed of different perspectives, rapid changes from outside to inside views and dramatic car and camera chases. Paddy had a drone at his disposal and thought to himself, how hard can it be? The footsteps proved quite big. For now. Paddy the driver took off rapidly, set a decent pace, left the RS3's engine humming and was pleased with himself and his performance. He drove straight back to the car park thinking he had done a great job and the project was already done. But then Paddy the navigator came and pulled him out of his daydreams. He had become so focused on the drone and flying with it that he had simply forgotten to switch on the camera, said Paddy the Navigator. We'll do it again. Paddy the driver drove sometimes too fast, then too slow. He took his time with turns on the track and when he finally came back, he surprised his cameraman that he reacted too late and the RS3 was already out of the picture. We'll do it again. Paddy the Navigator learnt that two days of “flight training” is not enough to follow an object that is moving as fast as Paddy's RS3. We'll do it again. This film is a homage to the Swiss comedians Cabaret Rotstift and the play "Die Zähtuusigscht".
Published on 21 October 2015 ‐ Duration: 10:50
The film starts at a toll station on the Autostrada A26 near Alessandria. The music in the background is the song The Boys In Green by Dublin City Ramblers. They performed this song for Ireland's world cup 1990 in Italy. And it fits perfectly for Team Paddy Murphy at a rally in Piedmont. The film shows nice roads in Piedmont and as you can see Paddy enjoyed driving there. The chapter The Hunt for Porsche 911 is about a trial of strength between Henry and a 1977 Porsche 911 Targa. Three days long they chased each other, and the duel is not settled for good. On Day 2, after an unsatisfying result in a regularity near the hotel, Paddy headed to a petrol station to fill up Henry. The road was small and other cars were waiting to start their regularity run. Paddy had to drive into a ditch beside the road to give way for the others. For once, Paddy was able to get out all by himself. Villa Botteri was written on a well hidden sign ‐ well, it was possible to spot it on closer inspection ‐ during the course on Day 01. Most of the team missed that sign and drove into a wrong direction. Team Paddy Murphy spotted the sign, because for once, they drove slowly and cautiously, and therefore headed into the right direction. They started the race as 18th car and were the first to arrive at a regularity checkpoint later on. By the way, the film is named #TitleDefense because Team Paddy Murphy won the rally already in 2014 and before the 2015 edition started Paddy used this as a hash tag in a tweet on the evening before the prologue. As it happened it was a good omen.
Published on 06 October 2014 ‐ Duration: 09:42
The film A Hole in One is about Team Paddy Murphy and their time in Italy. They attend a classic car rally in Piedmont for their first time and out of the blue they won it! The film introduces some basic classic car rally rules and contains different chapters such as beautiful landscapes, cars, people, failure and success.
Published on 20 June 2012 ‐ Duration: 08:40
When mountain roads are open for public traffic after winter season there is a lot of road work to be done. That concerns the Albula Pass as well ‐ so Paddy had to watch out for temporary non-paved road. The driving experience over Monte Spluga this time was so bad that Paddy decreed four golden pass drive rules. Nobody should assume that he's alone on the road. Those rules make sure that every driver will become a master of Zen and all maniacs on mountain roads will be gone forever. They will make the world a better place. And Paddy will act as a shining role model, won't he?
The nicest thing an Irish said to me: You're Swiss? Ah Paddy, you're fecked! You're so done! Go change your name, call yerself Paddy Murphy!Paddy Murphy, 2012