In case you never heard of The Mojave Magnum, it’s a speed trial competition where cars and drivers try their best to achieve the highest trap speed possible from a standing start in a 1.5 mile stretch of pavement. Located in the Mojave Air & Space Port in Mojave, California, the location is used to seeing planes reach hundreds of miles per hour as it’s generally used for air racing and flight testing. But when it comes to setting records in four wheels, one Mojave Magnum attraction comes to mind, and that’s the Big Red Camaro.
The 1969 Chevy Camaro, its driver R.J. Gottlieb, and the rest of the Big Red Camaro team has had a rich history together dating all the way back to 1987. The car has had many engines starting with the original Big Red engine called The Peanut, possessing over 850 horsepower out of 540 cubic inches, and all the way up to The Elephant, which produced anywhere between 1,400 to 1,900 horsepower out of a supercharged 598 cubic inch engine.
For this latest Mojave Magnum run, the Big Red Camaro tried to beat its previous record of 238.1 miles per hour, which was set back in April 2015. And as seen by the video below, it looks like they only have themselves to worry about breaking this new record: