I tested this Insta360 car camera mount on a Jaguar XJS, and the results were glorious

Jaguar car floating in a sky

See below for the full video. 

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I’m quite fond of taking action car shots for vlogs, short films, and documentaries, but if you’re going to be attaching an action camera to a vehicle, you need to make sure that it’s not going to turn into road debris and end up through someone’s windshield. 

Also: Insta360’s X3 360-degree action cam will blow you away

One of my favorite tools for shooting vehicles is the Insta360 X3 360-degree action camera. Using this camera, you can capture regular shots and do some wild, creative stuff. Also, being a 360-degree camera, you can reframe the shot during the editing process to get the exact view that you want.

As for car mounts, you have a lot of options. A simple magnetic mount is OK if you just want a basic static shot, and with the right attachments you can even use your smartphone to get the shots. However, if you want to get the right angles and effects, you need to get a professional mounting system that gives you the flexibility to attach the camera on the vehicle wherever you need it.

And car mounts don’t come better than Insta360’s own triple suction cup car mount

Insta360 Triple Suction Cup Car Mount


Insta360 Triple Suction Cup Car Mount

The all-new patented design guarantees stability and safety. Firmly attach it to the car body with confidence — a truly easy-to-install, reliable mount.

Now, I could just take this mount and attach it to my truck, or the myriad of rental cars I find myself in these days, but why do that when I could travel a few miles and visit the awesome Anglesey Transport Museum and shoot one of their awesome vehicles.

I mean, they do have a few vehicles to choose from. 

Cars at the Anglesey Transport Museum collection

Just some of the cars that form part of the Anglesey Transport Museum collection.

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The kit I’m using comes with everything I needed — even the Action Invisible Selfie Stick. Everything in the kit is high-quality and professional grade, from the pump-action suction cups to the clamps and rods. Everything fits together beautifully and clamps down tight.

The complete kit

The complete kit — everything is high-quality, professional-grade, and well-made.


The suction cups are amazing. They grip well, and the pump generates enough vacuum to keep them in place while each is supporting a 20-kilogram load. The soft rubber means that it doesn’t leave any marks on the paintwork, which is a…