Mint 400 1978

In 1978 Director Robert O’Connor and his film crew followed the BFGoodrich Performance Racing Team on their journey to the world famous Mint 400 in Las Vegas, NV. The BFG team, which included the Bill Stroppe built #235 Chevy Blazer of Frank “Scoop” Vessels and the sister Blazer of #247 “Baja” Bob Gordon and co-driver Gary Pace, entered alongside an incredible 437 competitors. This is their story…

This twenty-minute film captures the almost insurmountable challenge that the Mint 400 contestants faced both then, and now.

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