Mini Metal MOD
A couple of "skin off" photos from a 1997 offroad.com article.
My daughter confiscated that poster from me years ago and had it hanging in her room until she went to college.
Nice photos, bringing back some memories. I helped prep that truck in '96 with Peter Miles and worked at PPI for 3 years. That is when it had the V-6 and was way out powered by the other top trucks except for in Mexico. Anyone remember Robby pulling up beside it at Primm and blipping the throttle while Ivan was flat out then passing and roosting him? I went on to the indy cars and they put the V-8 in after I moved on. Then I did nothing but change POS indy car motors while Toyota was figuring them out and they blew up all the time. I guess my timing was a little off but it was a great place to work. I was part of the big penisula run when they won the 1000 in '98 what a blast! There were 110 people, 50 vehicles, a couple planes and helicopters for that race!
It had a transaxle that used a Hewland gear section and the rest was all custom PPI. The trans case started out as a 600lb billit. Nobody was ever more prepared than PPI from the race truck, chase trucks, spares etc.. I will have to see if I can find some photos.
Its right down the hwy from Stewarts Raceworks.Forgive my ignorance, "The Pro-Truck building"?
I am from up north and manage to go to Cal. most February and Novembers. If it would be possible to see this truck I would love to see it. Can't go now, shoulder surgery has me laid up.
Or you could check out the "Features" thread of the stadium truck from a few years ago.Thanks, I will check it out next time I am down there.