Friday, February 12, 2016

For The Love Of Driving

LA Motorsports Team 

For the love of driving

For the love of racing

For the love of drifting

For the love of flying

For the love of riding

For the love of stunting

For the love of doing what has never been done before,

At LA MOTORSPORTS, that is our passion, but first, it is for the love of driving.

Happy Valentines day from the entire team here at LA MOTORSPORTS.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Motorcycle Stunt Coordinator Louie Franco

Motorcycle Stunt Coordinator Louie Franco
Louie Franco
LA Motorsports blog sat down with our good friend and LA Motorsports, motorcycle stunt coordinator, Louie Franco. Now we really need to go into who Louie is, with 9 consecutive Baja 1000 wins that's more times than that guy who rides a bicycle in France! Let’s just say that Lou, as his friends call him is an amazing human.

Louie Franco started off riding Motocross in his 20's, moved onto motorcycle stunts in his 30’s and started racing the Baja 1000 in his 40’s. 

In his newest film, a period piece set in prohibition, look for him driving an old 1920’s whisky runners truck, as molotov cocktails get thrown at and around him as he speeds by. Playing with fire is all in a day's work for Louie Franco

Motorcycle Stunt Coordination Louie Franco
Louie Franco & Roger Richman
LA Motorsports
We wanted to know what he was up to outside of his stunt work, and got a story that really shows what kind of a person Louie is, with a typical, Louie Franco’s response, "I'm Having Fun! I have been teaching an elite group in our armed services how to ride 250cc’s while carrying a full pack of guns and ammunition." "Basically anywhere that our troops are getting hit with IED’s (improvised explosive devices), I am teaching them how to stay off road, and stay alive."

When asked how he got his start in the Baja, that spark goes to Dana Brown, son of super famous Bruce Brown of On Any Sunday and Endless Summer fame. Dana needed a camera mount that would be right in the middle of the action and give the viewer a feel of what it would be like to be in the actual race. Louie was entered into his first race in his on class "CM" short for Camera Mount, passed a few guys on the way to the finish line and was offered a space on a team the very next year.

32 hours! 1000 Kilometers!

Somewhere in Baja
Where can you find Louie Franco when he is not doing stunt work or out teaching our troops? On any Sunday he can be found riding the coast of Baja, looking for that perfect spot, for that perfect empty wave.

We think that sounds pretty nice.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Delta A330 Airbus vs Porsche 911

Delta A330 Airbus vs Porsche 911

Drivers Notebook: Delta A330 Airbus vs Porsche 911
Dateline Mojave Desert California USA

Roger Richman Stunt Driver
Roger Richman / LA Motorsports
Stunt Driving / Stunt Coordination

You want tell the story of power, performance and precision all at once for the new #DeltaTakeoff marketing campaign. You envision a moving logo shot of the bottom of your flagship airliner. To get this shot you will need a car that can outpace a jet aircraft, specifically Delta's New Airbus A330. The best shots to be had are going to be with the Delta Airbus is 35 feet over your head.

Did we mention this stunt had never been attempted before?

So, when Pouya Dianat director needed a stunt driver team to handle all aspects of this production he came to LA Motorsports, Using a Shotover F1 mounted to a Porsche to capture this footage, if a picture paints a thousand works, this clip speaks volumes, Keep Climbing!

All in all it's ust another day at LA Motorsports, stunt driving and stunt coordination for when what you want for your production has never been done before.

#DeltaTakeoff - Behind the Scenes Delta A330 Airbus vs Porsche 911

"Having an Airbus screaming 35 feet over your head as you drive a convertible 911 Porsche Carrera at 160 miles per hour is quite an amazing sensation." Stunt Driver Roger Richman , LA Motorsports “Its always thrilling to work on a project that gives you something new to do. I have never been chased by something that big, that fast, that powerful, that also provided first class seating."

A photo posted by Kevin LaRosa II (@k2_larosa) on

Special thanks to everyone involved

Roger Richman Stunt Coordinator
Keep Climbing! ~ Roger Richman / LA Motorsports

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

We Are LA Motorsports

We Are LA Motorsports

Hello World!

Welcome to the new LA Motorsports blog, this is going to be the place where we tell our story.   So hop right in and buckle up.  Remember to bookmark this page, subscribe to our rss feed, sign up for email updates, and stay tuned for the ride of your life.  A behind the scenes look at everything and everyone our non disclosure agreements will let us share with you here.

About us, LA Motorsports was created in 1999 to assemble the finest practitioners of the motorsports disciplines and make them available to the commercial, theatrical and television industries.

Our members include world champions in off-road racing, pikes peak hill climb, flat track motorcycle speedway racing, drifting and ramp to ramp vehicle jumps as well as the finest stunt and performance drivers and coordinators in the world.

LA Motorsports stands ready to provide the design, fabrication, coordination and performances that are necessary to raise any filming environment to the highest level.