The October 2010 Mojave Mile marked the beginning of a partnership between Team Big Red and longtime fan/filmmaker Josh Oliver to create the ultimate Big Red Camaro documentary film. Filming at events throughout 2011 yielded over 160 hours of interviews, insider access, documentary footage, and some of the most incredible shots of Big Red at its finest. Each event proved to be unique as the filmmakers employed tools and tactics typically reserved for big budget action movies, like the Cineflex camera system on an A Star helicopter, massive 1,000mm lenses on the ground, over 20 “BR” on-board camera angles, and an airplane flying at 160+ mph to get the viewer never before seen, up-close and in-tight action shots of Big Red at devastating top speeds.
Some 15 months have passed since then, and in 2011 Big Red competed in 5 of the biggest events the “Weekend Warrior” motor sports world has to offer: Mojave Mile, The Texas Mile (Goliad), The Spectre Challenge (aka Hwy 341 Virginia City), Vintage Auto’s “Big Bore Bash” at Willow Springs Raceway, and of course, the Grand Daddy of them all… where the Big Red legend began… September, in Ely, NV for the 24th running of The Silver State Classic Challenge.
After many months and a lot of hard work, we are proud to bring you the first trailer for the documentary. Stay tuned for more videos, clips, and coming soon, the full-length historical documentary.
The official trailer for Big Red Camaro: Driving Fast & Taking Chances
The Big Red Camaro was originally built in 1987 by father and son team, Dan and RJ Gottlieb. The car began as an all stock 1969 Chevrolet Camaro and became a very highly modified muscle machine, revered and well-known for its stunning performances in “flat out” open road racing. The original car was destroyed in an accident in the La Carrera Road Race in 1988, as the stock chassis was unable to handle the stresses of cornering the heavy car under the conditions and massive power output. “Big Red” was then rebuilt by the late, great race car builder Bill Osborne with the original stock ’69 body and a spaceframe tube chassis, as well as a 1,000 plus horse power engine built by Larry Mollicone. This is the car that went on to win accolades and trophies at both the La Carrera Classic and Silver State Classic Challenge throughout the late 80’s, catching the world’s attention, scoring features in numerous car magazines, and made a name for itself among muscle car and race enthusiasts. Big Red was retired in 1996 to a car museum, and revived for racing again in 2004. Big Red continues to live up to the title of “The Baddest ’69 Camaro ever.”