By: Tanner Watkins
May 1, 2019 | 8:00 AM
With a career spanning five decades – including stops at world-famous tracks in Indianapolis, Daytona, Monza, Monaco and more – perhaps no man has seen more in racing than Mario Andretti.
As this month of May approaches the 50th anniversary of Andretti’s 1969 victory in the Indianapolis 500, you will see more than a few features dedicated to Mario’s career – though you would be hard-pressed to find one with as much suspense and hold-your-breath moments as the short film produced by Campsite Media House for MagnaFlow.
MagnaFlow, which serves as an extension of Car Sound Exhaust, specializes in “superior catalytic converter and performance exhaust technology.” The brand has been in operation for more than 35 years and Andretti has served as an ambassador for the last 17.
Due to Andretti’s longstanding allegiance with the company, MagnaFlow chose Mario as their latest video feature subject.
In the Logan Hendricks-directed film, the four-minute video puts you in the mind of the worldwide racing superstar – from his childhood years spent in Italy to the first laps he made in the United States. Accurately depicted by Campsite Media House, the video is personal, poignant and intimate.
“The Sound of Passion” will stir up memories enjoyed by longtime motorsports enthusiasts, while also entertaining and educating race fans of younger generations who may have missed Andretti’s brilliance.
Remarkably, the producers of the film have decided to submit the short film for Emmy Award consideration in the Outstanding Commercial category. A cutdown is currently being broadcast on the Discovery Channel, but you can find the full four-minute version by watching below.
Header image and video provided courtesy of Campsite Media House.