Per the SKUSA rules, the camera must be mounted on the front (Nassau) panel. I have absolutely no idea behind the logic of this dictate – I mount mine above the radiator, and I really like the view angle (I get the entire track, plus can see my steering wheel/brake/front wheel interaction).
Summer Nats, that is SKUSA???? I didn’t realize that they indicated a particular spot, but I know many organization DO NOT allow for mounting on the helmet anywhere… SKUSA and SCCA being a few of them…
I’m thinking front fairing is pretty easy to be able to run a tether to the camera? The flying camera is another issue…
Best location to mount to? That is a relative question – that would most likely depend on what the purpose of the video is. If you’re looking to review driver performance and gauges, then yea, a helmet mount would do well. If however, you want to review to see where the competition is catching you, the rear bumper is a good location. There are some really cool videos from cameras mounted in “not so common” places. Move it around – videos get repetitive and boring with the “same view” as every other guy. I’ve use the GoPro on the rear bumper, driver panel facing the driver, front bumper facing the front wheel – you can get some cool footage from odd places! But wherever you mount it – make sure it’s secure!
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It really is up to you, check out my YouTube videos for a helmet mounted and radiator mounted.
Search : Worldracer55 on YouTube and you should see a few videos.
My advice is to go to GoPro’s online store and pay the $22 for the bag of mounts. It’s totally worth it. I’ve never had a GoPro fall off in my entire career but I’ve heard of it happening. To be cautious, just tighten down the mount and check for any visible cracks. The other option is to buy the roll bar mount and drill two holes in your driver panel/fairing and bolt it on. A few people I know use that and They said they never worry about the adhesive com in apart. Just my bit