BARNSTAPLE-born race car engineer Howden Haynes is in 'Motor City" next Monday for the screening of a feature film that could see him become a TV star in America. Haynes, 30, will attend a special screening of Truth in 24 at the Detroit Motor Show, a 100
BARNSTAPLE-born race car engineer Howden Haynes is in 'Motor City" next Monday for the screening of a feature film that could see him become a TV star in America.Haynes, 30, will attend a special screening of Truth in 24 at the Detroit Motor Show, a 100-minute feature film of last year's Audi victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours - a race he masterminded from the pits!"I had been due to attend a Hollywood 'red carpet' film premiere last November, but had to cancel at the last minute due to unforeseen circumstances," said Howden. "Although it's not quite the same as attending a 'red carpet' film premier in Hollywood, I'm still very excited to be able to see the film on the big screen."The film chronicles the events and emotions that led up to and culminated in Audi's third consecutive Le Mans victory with a diesel-engined sportscar. But the film is more about the characters and personalities of the team rather than the car and its technology. The documented scenes and members of the team tell the main story with Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels star Jason Statham providing the narrative.Howden continued: "I saw a preview of the film along with some colleagues and I have to say NFL films have captured it very well. We all said how it was just like reliving the Le Mans experience for a second time. I agreed to wear a microphone during the race and thought that the film would just use bits of the captured audio - not form such a large part of the end product! " The former Cardiff University graduate has worked for Audi for the past five years, combining his engineering skills with the German manufacturer's cutting edge technology to extract the most from man and machine on race tracks throughout the world.