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 17 October 2020 ‐ Duration: 04:25
The Rally Ostschweiz was held on September 19, 2020. The route led through idyllic landscapes of the cantons Thurgau, St.Gallen and both Appenzell. This video Titanen am Hemberg was made during a special stage at Hemberg. Between each participant is footage from the film Titanen der Rennstrecke, which shows racing cars from the 1920s and 1930s. To match the style of this era, the entire film is in black and white and is accompanied by dixie music by Kurt Lauer. During the ascent to the Hemberg, Caliban recorded a section of each participant's special stage with his drone.
Published on 21 September 2020 ‐ Duration: 01:55
It is Saturday morning at Hemberg, single sun rays pierce the fog on the road. But there, two more beams push through the layers of fog. White headlights and a black silhouette. A shadowy flight into the dangerous world of mountain roads and fast cars. Paddy Murphy, a young lad on a crusade, to champion the cause of classic cars and petrol heads. Paddy is on the road to the Hemberg and is doing a control drive for the special stage of the Rally Ostschweiz. Shortly afterwards, 12 classic cars will master the same route. Since his trip to the Transfăgărășan Highway, Paddy has not made any video recordings. Now he is back with a premiere: drone recordings. The drones recordings are from Caliban, a big thanks for that!
Published on 05 May 2016 ‐ Duration: 07:44
Paddy distilled hours of recording down to this film ‐ the pure essence of motor racing for car enthusiasts and petrol heads. The film Best Of Coppa d'Europa 2016 contains only the best ingredients: speed, straight tracks, narrow roads, dangerous bends and classic cars, accompanied by the lovely sound of a V6 engine. The 2016 edition of Coppa d'Europe started in Vaals (NL) and led through the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and ended in Prague in the Czech Republic. Coppa d'Europa is among the most challenging rallies in Central Europe.
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.
The thing about Irish roads is that you'll never know what comes next after a hill or a bend. Just close your eyes, come and rely on the luck o' the Irish.Paddy Murphy, 2012