Over the last couple of years I’ve had an idea with Thundercat Racing. An idea to grow what is arguably one of the coolest sports in the world by showing it to people. Not on TV, not flashing my phone in front of you, not telling you about it but by documenting it with a vision and putting it on the internet.
The vision was to showcase the people, the sport, the good and bad and make some fun to watch videos. In short, it has worked. During the 2017 Nationals all I really wanted to do was work out what was going on. During the 2018 Nationals I felt I had it somewhat worked out. Over 750,000 YouTube views from this years Nationals alone. Not counting the Tutorial series. I am stoked with this!
Where to from here? Well as usual in my leaving it to last minute fashion I want to build it from here so lets break a few things down in a very simple form.
I don’t get paid by anyone to produce this series.
I would like to get paid to produce this series.
I have a lot of ideas to increase the quality of this series but I can’t do it alone.
There’s one big thing missing when it comes to producing this series and that’s more entertaining Long Haul coverage.
A Helicopter would fix this.
Imagine if someone would sponsor this and we could cover it properly.
The return on sponsors investment would be fantastic when you’re working with the media company.
To film and edit this series takes a lot of my time. The obvious travel and film time then an estimated 20 hours per video and photo set.. Per round.
To date I feel this is the best Long Haul video I’ve produced
Entertaining yes but it’s on another level to the Surf Cross events due to the difficulty of covering the race.
So what am I looking for?
A sponsor or sponsors that can get on board with this and provide some funding for the minimum of Helicopter hire to cover the Long Haul events this Nationals. See dates in the video below
So the events I need the Chopper for is Matakana Island on the 4th of Jan and Mayor Island on the 7th.
What is in it for sponsors? A huge return on your investment. I can provide you with media rights, logos in sponsored media, shared links to your business, far more exposure than you would ever get sponsoring a boat, a company video and involvement in this incredible sport. I can guarantee I will work hard on making sure your investment doesn’t go to waste!
There’s so many possibilities here that I can’t list them here but the options are almost unlimited.
So please to you readers, racers, potential sponsors and enthusiasts, share this blog post to someone you may know who can help out here. You can get in touch with me in many ways but phone or email is probably the easiest at 0211297511 or email@example.com
An inflatable boat with a hole in it is useless as tits on a bull so in our efforts to put as much Thundercat related info out there we kicked off a tutorial series with a Hull Repair video. There’s no Bull or tits in this, just a solid tutorial about fixing your inflatable boat.
If you’re ahead of schedule then you’ll already be up to date with the other tutorials online. If not then get along to my YouTube channel here.
Well not quite dead but it’s been dying for a long time now.
I’m not particularly excited to make a TV show. I am however quite excited on the internet platform. Mainly because of the creative freedom and the pick and choose nature of it.
Right so to cut to the chase I feel you should watch the video first!
Right so if you’re into the outdoors or know someone who is then get in touch. I’ve already started filming so it’s underway. I want variety, action and good times. This is a really good opportunity for someone who wants to cross promote their platform or just want to see how much of a pain in the ass it is to film everything haha.
Please share this around if it sounds like a bit of you!
If you want to get in touch then email me firstname.lastname@example.org or one of the other hundred ways to contact me.
Early March and the Thundercat circus was on the road again, this time to the Naki. More specifically Oakura.
With only four teams in attendance, the title already won and a long drive the meant for tight racing and a great crew of people. The video came out great and I feel is my best work yet, it’s now the second most viewed Thundercat video I’ve made! Check it
Think Ladder finished the season third after a hard fought battle with Protech on the day
Second place for the Nationals and some clean racing all season. Protech!
Waikato flying as usual for the top spot in this years Nationals!
Mike & Mike from AMC were there and putting on a show as usual
A huge thanks to an awesome bunch of people!
That’s it for the all the Nationals coverage. The off season will be filled with lots of information sharing and working our way towards next year!