We're glad Guise and Rasch stepped up and documented the prerunning and desert racing scene for all to view. Forget the Lord of the Rings, we want to watch lordship in the dezert.
Our favorite parts?
The ride-along footage in EJR Racing's Protruck set to the pulsing tune of Ones and Zeroes' "Nothing Left." Codriver to driver: "We've only got 6 miles to go, so let's make sure we get there."
The Prerunner-buildup drive-thru window. Stock truck owner: "Yeah, I'd like a set of 2-1/2-inch Sway-A-Way coilovers, a set of 2-1/2-inch Sway-A-Way bypass shocks, a Camburg long-travel suspension, one of those Racer X fuel cells, and a set of Baja Shop bumpers please." Drive-thru worker: "Would you like to super-size that? That'll be $24,000. Please pull up to the next window."
The Terrible Herbst TT's road-crossing near-miss at Laughlin '99. The brief footage speaks volumes about the Herbst brothers' driving abilities and Mike Smith's bottomless fabricating talents. We had no idea that a truck's back end could kick that far sideways over a jump without a major catastrophe.
Pete Sohren's "if I can't go around you, I'll go over you" passing attempt on Chet Huffman from Laughlin '04.
Belden Alivio's painful-to-watch endo at Rialto Off-Road Raceway. Sharp eyes will spot the sticker plastered to the top of the windshield frame inside the classic Chevy-bodied prerunner: Remember Stupid, You're Driving This Home.