Why David Bowie film is in Melbourne at the Australian Grand Prix 2015 ?

Ryan Jimmy khan Champi
Jimmy Vasser, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Timothy Hollywood Khan, Sabrina Champi

All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.

William Shakespeare

The David Bowie Is exhibit currently is in Paris and it will move to Melbourne in July of 2015 to the Australian Center of Moving Images .  Melbourne is also the only city on the exhibits calendar that also hosts Formula 1 racing.

The film is about the fans of David Bowie and their creativity, and how they may have been touched by the work of David Bowie, and the set of the David Bowie Is Around The World film is the world.  Prior to the exhibit’s arrival how could I not jump on the opportunity to capture the city of Melbourne transform during the Grand Prix after all few of the drivers rock guitars such as Lewis Hamilton, and Sebastian Vettel.  Naturally I will return in during the David Bowie exhibit to film and ask the those attending how they felt why they are fans of Bowie and seek out new talent in Australia.  There is also history I have with Australia, and it is of a very sweet moment and that was during the time I sponsored the racing team of Stefan Johansson.


It was in Gold Coast, Queenland that I arrived with the American Spirit Racing team it’s driver’s Jimmy Vasser and Ryan Hunter-Reay, for some racing.  It was the last year of the calendar and we had not won any races and I don’t think we even made the podium.  We all just came to have fun.  I had few new friends I had met they all came to stand in the pits with me to watch the race,  on a bright sunny day, till a freak of nature or maybe it just happens in Australia a hail storm hit the race midway about ten race cars had been wipped off the street track.  My friends were watching the big screen television across the pits and then through the maze of scattered and shattered cars came Ryan and Jimmy.  There was no Twitter, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, WhatsApp, just plain old text and mobile phones and my friend was on it.

As you will see this weekend a race is not over till it’s over. We all held our breath to see if we could make it to the end of the race. Yes, there were tense moments, with fueling the car, the radio the yellow flag and soon it was all over and we crossed the checkered flag. Winning one and two is like winning an Oscar, it is euphoric. after the winning there are the parties and yes the people of Australia I will tell you they know how to party, their hospitality was awesome. It was just pure magic, so how could I not combine my two favorite passions and through this will most likely discover Formula 1 fans who have a passion for David Bowie as well. Then again that’s what the movie is all about. The discovery of talent from all walks of like.

I am in the pit’s with Timothy and his team and his cars are now running one and two I have to go this is so exciting.


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