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Georgian stunt drivers make their own movies

Monday, April 08, 2013 - 01:31

April 8 - Georgian 'extreme drivers' attempt to turn a hair-raising hobby into a profession hoping their YouTube videos help them to get noticed by Hollywood. Tara Cleary reports.

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Pedestrians beware - the "Need for Drive Team" is on the streets of Tbilisi. And that warning goes for those behind the wheel too … But for these extreme drivers, there is method to their apparent madness. Video of their stunt driving is steering a lot of traffic their way on Youtube, which is exactly what team leader Giorgi Tevzadze wants. SOUNDBITE: Giorgi Tevzadze, leader of the "Need for Drive Team", saying (Georgian): "If we get noticed by someone from Hollywood, we will be able to offer a variety of scenarios connected with street racing and to perform extreme maneuvers. Those may include chasing a vehicle, or racing with two or more cars in traffic. Our team can perform any scenario connected with vehicles while driving at the highest possible level." The Georgian capital is known for its dangerous road conditions - even the U.S. Embassy has warned visitors about motorists who "pay little attention to speed limits" or "lane discipline". But the "Need for Drive Team" doesn't think its on-line antics will put the brakes on their exploits. SOUNDBITE: Giorgi Tevzadze, leader of the "Need for Drive Team", saying (Georgian): "As for uploading these extreme driving videos (to YouTube), they were shot quite a long time ago and that is why we did not see (any legal) problem after posting them." And despite getting numerous fines, Tevzadze still has his driver's license - so, brace yourself Hollywood!

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Georgian stunt drivers make their own movies

Monday, April 08, 2013 - 01:31