We’ve covered Dark Horse Customs before in STARBURST, and it’s a pleasure to see one of that machines sister cars in action. Far from a dull ride, this hour-long road trip is an exhilarating and visually pleasing experience. Even if you’re not a petrolhead, watching the car being put through its paces through some stunning tree-lined roads is rather therapeutic. Unexpectedly, it doesn’t get feel like we’re just getting more of the same as we watch the Mustang Mach 1 travel through various locations, many of which are winding roads as the action is shot with multiple cameras and continually mixes up the viewpoints - often pulling us right into the passenger seat or hot of the tail of the marvellous machine. Now if only they’d have added a Virtual Reality segment, then it would have been a complete experience!
What’s surprising (and actually quite refreshing) is the music - which is suitably on the harder rocking (but not thrash) side of things doesn’t overpower the car footage. It’s a discreet backing track as opposed to a bombardment of screaming guitars but does feel a little repetitive after a while. The beautiful purr of the car’s engine kept high enough in the mix to ensure we’re not thrown disembodied from the mesmerising visuals.
OK, it’s not going to be for everyone, but it’s definitely worth a look (and is available on Amazon Prime) if you’re missing your fix of Fast and Furious action, or pine for the days of proper chase scenes like in Bullit. Just don’t be expecting any explosions or daring stunts and crashes - this was all filmed on regular roads in the States with other traffic around. And anyway, why would anyone want to wreck an amazing piece of kit like the Evil 69 Mustang Mach 1? As Steppenwolf famously sang ‘head out on the highway… get your motor humming…’ What are you waiting for? Try something out of the ordinary.
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