We learned a lesson in where to place our GoPro in the car. We bought an armature that clamped onto the vertical support of the drivers headrest. We took care to insure it was pointing out the front window and was not blocked by the driver. What we did not account for was how dark the interior of the car was in relation to the bright daylight out side. We ended up with great video of my wife and I in the car, but the windshield is a uniform bright white and shows nothing of the scenery as we travel down the course.  Next time it goes on the dash mount.

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Richard, the GoPro Hero has a Spot Mode setting that establishes its aperture based on the outside light rather than the inside light.  You can access this through the Settings menu:

Spot Meter lets you film from a dark space while pointing the camera into a brighter setting, such as when recording the outdoors from within a car. When Spot Meter is turned on, [ ] appears on the camera displays. The options for this setting are off (default) and on.

I hate the user-unfriendliness of the GoPro, but I do use this setting, and it really helps the video quality.  Good luck!

Another note, if you do mount it on the dash. If it is in the sun, cover it with a towel or something to help keep it cool before the race starts. They do over heat and turn themselves off.

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