Holding On

The annual Hands on a Hard Body contest in Texas is an extraordinary endurance event.

Contestants stand around touching a brand new pick-up truck for hours and hours without sleep.

When only one remains - over 100 hours later - he or she drives home the truck.

James Maw went to Texas to make a documentary about the razzmatazz of the typically all-American escapade.

This year, though, the contest went badly wrong - and James found himself in a very different and tragic scene.

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The annual Hands on a Hard Body contest in Texas is an extraordinary endurance event.

Contestants stand around touching a brand new pick-up truck for hours and hours without sleep.

When only one remains - over 100 hours later - he or she drives home the truck.

James Maw went to Texas to make a documentary about the razzmatazz of the typically all-American escapade.

This year, though, the contest went badly wrong - and James found himself in a very different and tragic scene.