Video: Monster Tajima tackles Pikes Peak

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Once again, Nobuhiro Tajima has come out on to on the race up Pikes Peak. This year, he screamed up the mountain at a record pace of 10 minutes, 1.408 seconds in his 2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara XL-7 otherwise known as Escudo. To put things into perspective, the course is 12.42 miles of climb, with no less than 156 turns! Youtube user lozo78 has posted the following video, I’m sure there will be many more to follow.

Close the office door, crank up the speakers and hold onto your hat!
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Toyota FJ Cruiser to tackle Baja 1000 with Millen Family

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What is the best way to prove a vehicle is reliable? Race it. Better yet, race it with a stock drivetrain. That’s the approach Toyota is taking with the new FJ Cruiser TRD Limited Edition. Combine a killer looking truck, add in an all time great racer and a grueling 1000 mile off road race and you get one hell of a product test. Off road, rally and racing legend Rod Millen will be joined by son Ryan and Adam Dupre for the event, which is in it’s 38th year. The Baja 1000 runs next week.

More from Millenworks and Toyota press release after the break

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