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The definitive Big Red Story - Follow along for the next few days for daily posts in this series.
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#18 - 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
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The definitive big red story - follow along for the next few days for daily posts in this series. . #18 - 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.⬇️
2nd lap optimism a few months ago at willow springs. #willowsprings  #vararacing #needed3morehorsepower @frankmonisemotors
11 74 January 2017
2nd lap optimism a few months ago at willow springs. #willowsprings #vararacing #needed3morehorsepower @frankmonisemotors
The @stanceworks #PreGrid2017 Vintage Motorsport Gathering with @vara_racing is set for April 22nd at the StanceWorks garage. 🏁 We'll be there! #fifteen52 #stanceworks #vararacing #52family
5 1,112 April 2017
The @stanceworks #pregrid2017 vintage motorsport gathering with @vara_racing is set for april 22nd at the stanceworks garage. 🏁 we'll be there! #fifteen52 #stanceworks #vararacing #52family
The kind of smile that lights up a room. 😁 #lotuseuropa @super.otter #buttonwillowraceway #vararacing
3 71 2 weeks ago
The kind of smile that lights up a room. 😁 #lotuseuropa @super.otter #buttonwillowraceway #vararacing
After a month of searching, we finally found valve covers that clear the roller rockers, but look the part. One more item to check off the list. #formula5000 #lolat140 #SVRA #smallblockchevy #vararacing
0 72 July 2017
After a month of searching, we finally found valve covers that clear the roller rockers, but look the part. one more item to check off the list. #formula5000 #lolat140 #svra #smallblockchevy #vararacing
archives found #bmw2002 #bmw1600 #roninautowerks #fullerton #vararacing
0 27 April 2016
How late could you brake?
@vara_racing #vararacing #buttonwillowraceway #e46m3 #s54
6 155 May 2017
P3 today at Buttonwillow Raceway. #tabs #bmw #88 #vararacing
9 155 April 2016
P3 today at buttonwillow raceway. #tabs #bmw #88 #vararacing
Day 2 on the pole with @ryantuerck and @huddyracing Thanks for the great partnership @gumout ! #vararacing #thatsnotdrifting
0 60 October 2016
Day 2 on the pole with @ryantuerck and @huddyracing thanks for the great partnership @gumout ! #vararacing #thatsnotdrifting
#vararacing, #cjbonura, #lotuscortina
0 7 2 days ago
#vararacing, #cjbonura, #lotuscortina
The kind of smile that lights up a room. 😁 #lotuseuropa @super.otter #buttonwillowraceway #vararacing
3 71 2 weeks ago
The kind of smile that lights up a room. 😁 #lotuseuropa @super.otter #buttonwillowraceway #vararacing
Going out for the warm up session before qualifying and running yesterday's configuration backwards. #vara #vararacing #vintageracing
0 18 2 weeks ago
Going out for the warm up session before qualifying and running yesterday's configuration backwards. #vara #vararacing #vintageracing
Looks like a victory salute but just a signal that I’m slowing. 😉 #vararacing #lotuseuropa
1 63 2 weeks ago
Looks like a victory salute but just a signal that i’m slowing. 😉 #vararacing #lotuseuropa
Group 2 getting staged for their flag race. Been having so much fun out here at the track this weekend. #vararacing #vintage #vintageracing #vara
0 28 2 weeks ago
Group 2 getting staged for their flag race. been having so much fun out here at the track this weekend. #vararacing #vintage #vintageracing #vara
Welding in the @iemotorsports adjustable rear trailing arm mounts that allow us to adjust camber and toe in the rear trailing arms....my tig welding skills always a work in progress..... 🎥🏁 🇧🇷 #vintageracing #1969bmw #vintageautoracingassociation #csedan #bmwroundie #ultimateklasse #bimmerpost  #bmwclassic #classicbmw #youngtimer #youngtimerbmw #roundel #vintagebmw #vintagebmwracing #restoration #drifting #bmwpower #bsedan #bsedanlightweight #neverendingproject #garagemade #vararacing #momomotorsport #cinemilledracing #garagetherapy #fabrication
0 60 3 weeks ago
Flashbackfriday 2012 Big Red ran in @vara_racing's #bigborebash! We dominated the field of vintage muscle cars and had a great time!
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8 1,271 4 weeks ago
Flashbackfriday 2012 big red ran in @vara_racing's #bigborebash! we dominated the field of vintage muscle cars and had a great time! . check out our partners: @hillclimbmonsters @americanmusclehd @torq.army
What happens when you jump a apex curb try g to avoid contact with another racer and land with the exit curb in the center of your car!!! Bam!!!! Game over! That was the end of my race. Smushed the headers flat. Luckily I had a spare... 🇧🇷 #vintageracing #1969bmw #vintageautoracingassociation #csedan #bmwroundie #ultimateklasse #bimmerpost  #bmwclassic #classicbmw #youngtimer #youngtimerbmw #roundel #vintagebmw #vintagebmwracing #restoration #drifting #bmwpower #bsedan #bsedanlightweight #neverendingproject #garagemade #vararacing #momomotorsport #cinemilledracing #garagetherapy #fabrication #irelandengineering
2 55 4 weeks ago
What happens when you jump a apex curb try g to avoid contact with another racer and land with the exit curb in the center of your car!!! bam!!!! game over! that was the end of my race. smushed the headers flat. luckily i had a spare... 🇧🇷 #vintageracing #1969bmw #vintageautoracingassociation #csedan #bmwroundie #ultimateklasse #bimmerpost #bmwclassic #classicbmw #youngtimer #youngtimerbmw #roundel #vintagebmw #vintagebmwracing #restoration #drifting #bmwpower #bsedan #bsedanlightweight #neverendingproject #garagemade #vararacing #momomotorsport #cinemilledracing #garagetherapy #fabrication #irelandengineering
@Regranned from @kingsautobodyshop -  We can't wait to go back at the track!
Amazing shot by @seth_vfsc_540i
#bmw #E46M3 #vararacing #willowsprings #willowspringsraceway #racecar #trackcar #nasaracing
0 84 4 weeks ago
@regranned from @kingsautobodyshop - we can't wait to go back at the track! amazing shot by @seth_vfsc_540i #bmw #e46m3 #vararacing #willowsprings #willowspringsraceway #racecar #trackcar #nasaracing
@Regranned from @kingsautobodyshop -  We can't wait to go back at the track!
Amazing shot by @seth_vfsc_540i
#bmw #E46M3 #vararacing #willowsprings #willowspringsraceway #racecar #trackcar #nasaracing
0 376 4 weeks ago
@regranned from @kingsautobodyshop - we can't wait to go back at the track! amazing shot by @seth_vfsc_540i #bmw #e46m3 #vararacing #willowsprings #willowspringsraceway #racecar #trackcar #nasaracing
We can't wait to go back at the track!
Amazing shot by @seth_vfsc_540i
#bmw #E46M3 #vararacing #willowsprings #willowspringsraceway #racecar #trackcar #nasaracing
2 228 4 weeks ago
We can't wait to go back at the track! amazing shot by @seth_vfsc_540i #bmw #e46m3 #vararacing #willowsprings #willowspringsraceway #racecar #trackcar #nasaracing