I remember watching Days of Thunder back in the day when the game came out on the Amiga 500. What I didn’t realise until recently is the genius of the intro until I watched The Simpsons.
Within three minutes the director has taken the viewer on a journey of several hours from daybreak over the racing circuit, up to an actual race. If you re-watch the intro you literally see this unfold perfectly, from the sunrise, checking the circuit, people arriving, scruitineering, introducing the drivers and the start of the race.
Check it out below:
And then you have the classic Simpson episode “Saturdays of Thunder”.