Racing Rewind was started by Kate Dillon as a way to make races accessible to more viewers. Kate grew up in racing, so she knew that there were copies of races on VHS that people would love to see again.
She decided that the best way to do this was to digitize these races and upload them to YouTube, where everyone could watch and enjoy them. Kate started with races from friends and family, and then sought out collections from others, now the content has grown to include more than just their races. You can check out the digitized races on the Racing Rewind YouTube Channel.
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We Want Your Races
Send us Your Tapes
Please make sure they are marked with location and approximate date.
Digitize and Post
We digitize the footage, add a title screen, and post to YouTube. We can also send you a link to download.
When digitizing is complete, we send your tapes back to you.
Racing isn't just about going fast.It’s memories, family, and legacy.We don’t want to see old VCR tapes crumble away with age.Racing Rewind strives topreserve racing legacy.
How much do you charge to digitize and put on YouTube?
No charge.The only expense you will have is the postage to send your tapes to us.We cover the return shipping.
Do you keep the videotapes?
No.Once we have digitized the tapes, we send them back to you.
What happens in the digitizing process?
Videotapes are analog.There's no fast way.We play your tape in a VCR that is hooked up to a computer with a capture program to digitally record the information.When this is done, we bring the digital footage into a video editor to add a title, then export for publication.
What information do I need to send with tapes?
Your name and address so we can return your tapes.On the cassettes, we'd like the name of the racetrack, the date (year is fine if exact date isn't known).Also let us know the name you'd like credited on YouTube.We create playlists with each submitters name.
What happens if a tape breaks?
First, we will try to repair, if possible.So far, we haven't broken any videotapes.Note that many are 30+ years old and not designed with archival materials.By sending, you understand the inherent risk.