Today (and particularly if you are driving in Russia) dash cams, mostly showing crashes are prevalent. Back in the pre-youtube, pre-dashcam days though, cameras were generally strapped on cars do they could nip through cities flat out in the early hours.
One of the most famous is C’etait un Rendezvous, where early one August morning in 1976, French filmmaker Claude Lelouch decided to mount a camera on the bumper of a Mercedes 450SEL (6.9l, 286bhp), and unleash an unknown driver flat out through the streets of Paris.
Come forward a few decades, and the Swedes cooked up their own high speed city dash, known as Getaway in Stockholm. A slightly different premise to the Paris film, it sees a black Porsche 911 making an alleged getaway from the Police. Red stop lights and speed limits again bring no reaction to this determined driver.
I’ve only included two of the very popular ‘first person’ city dash videos, however there are thousands on the ‘net. Let’s see your favourites by posting them in the comments below!