This is last minute, but I just found out about it.
Tonight, “Truth in 24” airs nationally on ESPN/HD tonight, at 7:00pm Central Time.
This film, “Truth in 24“, follows the Audi team’s preparations for, and assault on, this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. By all accounts it’s well worth watching.
Here are more details from their well-crafted website:
With most sports documentaries, you know how the story’s going to end before you even sit down. That knowledge doesn’t make Truth in 24 any less fascinating, dramatic, or exciting. The story of Audi’s 2008 effort at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Truth in 24 provides a very rare glimpse behind the scenes as Audi Motorsport prepares for, competes in, and ultimately wins the world’s most famous endurance race. Audi went to NFL Films to make the movie, and director Keith Crossrow has applied that outfit’s uniquely compelling storytelling ability to motor racing — a sport he was largely unfamiliar with by his own admission. The results, fortunately, make for one Hell of a watch.
I’m sure they will make this available for sale. This would pair well with Steve McQueen’s Le Mans that I already have in my racing movies collection. Here are some good links to learn more if you missed the broadcast:
Review at motortrend.com: http://tinyurl.com/66cdc2
Review at autoblog.com: http://tinyurl.com/8uzj7m (contains spoilers for those that don’t know, or don’t remember, the race result)
Interview with the creators: http://www.garage419.com/ (also contains spoilers)
Racing Ready thanks Jon, an active SPOKES club member for the heads up!
We need more programming like this…
UPDATE: March 24, 2009 – For those that missed it, Truth in 24 is now available as a free download from iTunes. I just downloaded it (it’s at least 1GB) & it looks good!