Monday, 3 May 2010


I know these blogs are supposed to be updated more or less on a daily basis, but since moving onto the updated website all the news has gone onto that. For those of you still linked to this blog, here is a quick update.

Firstly the race car - SAXO VTR 58, was collected by South East Motorsport at the end of the season, and the work listed to prepare it for the 2010 season. The car was returned to us to be stripped and then delivered back in January for the rebulid. The firt race was two months ago, and the next round was two weeks ago, and still no sign or the car or any progress. Casj changed hands back inJannuary and all the items were bought and supplied, but still nothing like a rolling shell. We hope that within the ncoming month Mike will have a car to test with, but 2011 seems to be the revised date. Unfortunately we lost our main sponsors, partly as a result of this delay, so we need to start building contacts again.

Secondly the Karting - Mike has been running Milan Mach in Super 1 and for his other club rounds. Mike and Milan have signed with Paul Carr, one of the leading teams on the British Kart scene, and so far they have been performing quite well. The Kart has been features on Motors TV at the PFI round last month, and will be carrying an on board GOPro camera at next weeks Whilton Mill round. Mike is now recognised as the best teenage mechanic in the pits, with offers from many teams to work for them on a full-time basis. He and Milan have a godd rapport, so Mike is quite happy at the moment to keep things small and manageable, but the time will come when he needs to start team building and attracting some young potential.

Finally the garage side. Our buildings are now complete with 4 fully functional garages to prepare and maintain Karts and cars. With Mike out assisting Milan most weekends, that side is ready and waiting, with most of the effort going into the retail on-line site.

Just enough of an update to keep you going?

Sunday, 6 September 2009

New Website Launched, Replacing This Blog

The new Michael Comber Racing Official Website is now live and up and running.
It carries all the old news from this blog, plus various pages about Mike's career, contact details and MCR sponsorship - and it will now replace this blog as the official MCR news source.
So please point your browsers at and bookmark it as your ongoing one-stop shop for everything on Mike.

Thanks to Blogger for serving us well! :-)

Monday, 31 August 2009


Have a look at the quality, and all from this little camera. See how it is just stuck to his helmet!

Half Moon Bay, Calif., July 20th, 2009 — GoPro, the world’s leading manufacturer of wearable digital cameras for sports, launches its new HD Helmet HERO camera at the 2009 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. GoPro’s HD Helmet HERO camera marks the industry’s first true high-definition 1080p wearable camera for sports.

The HD Helmet HERO captures professional-grade 1080p, 960p, and 720p HD video at 30 and 60 frames per second (720p). Designed for film and TV professionals and consumer enthusiasts alike, GoPro's HD Helmet HERO camera boasts higher performance than action sports cameras costing ten times as much. The HD Helmet HERO goes on sale this fall, MSRP £299.

"GoPro is very fortunate to be the leader in wearable camera technology," says Nicholas Woodman, GoPro's founder and CEO. "We cannot thank our customers enough. Their incredible support has helped GoPro succeed to where we're able to secure technology partnerships that we could only dream of a year ago.

Our product development is now ferociously paced, and in the HD Helmet HERO you’re seeing the first of many leading-edge products that will establish GoPro as the world’s preeminent manufacturer of convenience-based image capture devices. The HD Helmet HERO allows consumers to capture professional-grade 1080p / 960p / and 720p video and is the size of a matchbox."

On that note, every HD Helmet HERO camera comes standard with an internal RF transceiver that allows consumers to add a wireless stereo microphone and remote, both with a range of 30 feet. The remote control enables users to send a "preview" image wirelessly from the camera to the remote, allowing the user to preview the camera's aim and viewing angle prior to recording.

"Sound is as important as resolution when it comes to capturing your life's most adventurous and exciting moments," says Woodman. "We're obsessed with creating the best products possible for our customers. The RF stereo microphone marries HD sound to GoPro’s professional HD video, creating one of the most convenient and capable image capture devices in the world. And you can wirelessly preview your shot with the RF remote control?! Absurd. I love it."

The HD Helmet HERO also captures 5MP photos in a variety of modes including a "Photo every 2 seconds" mode that allows for creative hands free image capture during even the most intense consumer activities. Mount the camera facing back from the bow of your kayak or nose of your surfboard and be amazed at the in-action photos you'll capture. All the while you are free to simply enjoy your sport while the camera works for you.

With it’s incredible image stability, industry first 1080p / 960p / and 720p video, and hands free automatic capture of 5MP photos, the HD Helmet HERO is a professional-grade wearable HD camera, albeit at a consumer price.

At a remarkable £299 retail price, the matchbox-size camera comes standard with several mounting accessories for attaching it to your helmet, head, and favorite gear. GoPro's HD Helmet HERO adds so much to your enjoyment of your favorite activities. Arriving home to watch your footage is almost as much fun as having experienced it in the first place. Relive Reality™...GoPro.

The HD Helmet HERO features user-friendly default settings that allow even the most techo-phobic consumers to capture and enjoy HD footage with the push of a single shutter button.

For those consumers looking for the latest in technology and options, the HD Helmet HERO offers a wide range of video resolutions and settings to tailor the camera to meet specialized needs. Choose from:

1080p -- "True HD" video at 30 frames per second – to put it in perspective, 1080p 30 frames per second is the equivalent of shooting 30 2-megapixel photos per second. Each video still is a 2-megapixel photo, in essence. A first in wearable camera technology, available only from GoPro.

960p -- "Maximum Wide Angle" video at 30 frames per second – 960p offers 25% more vertical viewing area than other resolutions. This means you can see your knees and skis on the slopes, and your handlebars and bike frame beneath you when charging the singletrack. Yet another first in wearable cameras, only from GoPro.

720p – “Slow-motion Cinema" is possible thanks to the HD Helmet HERO's incredibly smooth 60 frames per second 720p video. Again, a first in wearable camera technology, only from GoPro.

The HD HERO is not simply an upgrade from the original and beloved Helmet HERO. It also branches out with new features no other video camera offers, including rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that feature an industry first internal heating system to keep your battery warm for longer recording times in cold temperatures. Let it snow, let it snow...GoPro.

Other enhancements include louder audible and brighter visual indicators to communicate the camera's operational status. And now you can use up to a 32GB SD card to store over 8 hours of HD video. Want to plug in an external power source to keep your camera going longer than the 2.5 hours provided by the internal battery? No problem, you can do that, too.

Have a creative idea for a video that requires an external wired mic? Not a problem thanks to the external wired-mic jack built into the side of the camera.

Durability and easy of use are GoPro trademarks, so it's no surprise that the GoPro's bombproof mounting hardware and waterproof housings live on with the HD Helmet HERO. The result? One of the most durable pieces of consumer electronics available today.

The HD Helmet HERO comes standard with industry’s widest-angle lens of 170 degrees.

"With so many professional film and TV producers, athletes, and hardcore action sports enthusiasts already using GoPro cameras in their own work and lifestyles, it was inevitable that GoPro would build industry leading technology into our latest camera, the HD Helmet HERO," says Woodman.

"It's exciting that for £299 consumers can buy the same HD camera that brand giants like Red Bull, BFGoodrich, Specialized, and many production companies use for their action sports filming...the HD HERO line from GoPro. We're energized about how powerful this new camera has proven and we know our fans are going to lose their minds."

Outdoor Retailer participants can expect the usual excitement around GoPro’s exhibit (booth # 38131), including their always-popular camera and beer giveaways everyday at 3pm. This year, however, marks a major milestone for both GoPro with the industry’s first professional-grade wearable HD camera and 1080p / 960p / and 720p video.

About GoPro:
GoPro is the world's leading manufacturer of ultra-convenient wearable and gear mountable digital cameras. Its markets include outdoor sports and motorsports. Since 2004, GoPro has been designing cameras and accessories that make it easy for people to capture images and video during their favorite activities. Its products include the patented HERO line of shockproof/waterproof wearable cameras and gear-attachment devices.

Be a Hero…GoPro

As soon as we can obtain stocks they will be available via our Ebay shop. Click out of the blog to the link, where we sell the standard camera and roll bar attachments.

Thursday, 27 August 2009


Due to the lack of preparation time, and finding that a lot needs to be done to make the car competative, Mike has decided to miss Oulton Park next week and invest those funds in a test at Cadwell Park in a front running car, to assess his pace. If all goes well he will test the car at Snetterton and then use it in the final round, as part of a new package deal for 2010.


Mike swaps back to karting for this weekend, assisting his driver Milan Mach to gain another Super 1 podium. Mike was testing with Milan at the track last thursday, and he is on lap record pace. Mike was due to drive at Oulton Park next weekend, but the car had some damage from Silverstone and unfortunately can't be repaired in time.