3 days ago
The definitive big red story - follow along for the next few days for daily posts in this series.
- 2011 big red documentary begins! - it was in 2011 that racing big red was taken to an unprecedented level and a massive documentary filming project began with the intention of creating the most comprehensive and historically accurate telling of big red's ever-expanding legend. to showcase the car's diverse prowess the big red team campaigned the car in a wide variety of events. the texas mile in march of 2011 brought big red heartbreakingly close to the personal goal of 220mph in a standing mile. this was followed by the harrowing canyon run at spectre performance's virginia city 341 hill climb where big red placed 5th overall with an very respectable weekend best time of 3:29.99 and easily earned membership in the coveted "3:41" club. then it was time to once again take on the event that made big red famous. for only the second time in 25 years, rj enlisted joe pettitt to again ride shotgun and relive the legendary ride that his "@hotrodmagazine" article told the story of so well in 1989.
as if this weren't enough for one year, rj entered big red in vintage auto racing association's "big bore bash" at willow springs int'l raceway for a no holds barred, door to door, title bout with two dozen rival camaros, mustangs, cobras and corvettes. the following year in 2012 saw big red competing at multiple mojave "flying mile" events as well as the expanded format 1.5 mile mojave magnum where he set the record that still stands at 234.4mph! later that year big red once again dominated the field at v.a.r.a's "big bore bash". after having repeated so many events so many times over the years, big red and crew contemplated new challenges, seeking something radically different that was unlike anything the car had ever done before. the decision was made to take on the fabled world of land speed racing. 2013 brought a great many changes to big red as she found her way to one of the great dry lakes of southern california-el mirage. ...continued in comments below.⬇️