September 14, 2009
Well, we have mostly good news and some bad news. Good news is we are getting some awesome video footage and I can’t wait to bring it home. Steve has been doing a great job operating our in-car video system so we should be able to get some great footage.
Photo courtesy of Marc Urbano – Road & Track
The guys from Road & Track and I spent the day getting deep into some of the stages and getting video footage as well as photos. I will send some of the photos tonight but the video footage will have to wait until I get home. For those of you who know me, I’m not the best when it comes to modern technology.
September 13, 2009
Day 2 of the 2009 Targa Rally featured a two stage prologue, which the GT-R was able to run one of the stages, and things look really good.
2:05pm NDT (9:35am PST)
Standing in a field in Newfoundland with the STILLEN Sweepstakes winner Seth and his cousin Glenn. A Suburu went off bad in a Prologue Stage. Read more
September 12, 2009
2:14pm NDT (9:44am PST)
First day is going well. We were hoping to come down yesterday to do some final touches on the car but unfortunately our flights got messed up and we did not get in until six or six thirty. No worries though!
Oneill Motors has been great to us and let us come in early to perform our nut and bolt check. Special thanks to Brian and Dave for all their help!!!
Next we will be taking the GT-R over to tech.
Tonight I will be sending a full explanation of a top secret part of the car. Coilovers!!! Read more
September 10, 2009
Well, the car is ready to go. Steve flew out a few days early to get the STILLEN GT-R across the border and all the spare parts into the service van. Mark (Lead Mechanic) and I (Kyle Millen) are in the airport waiting for our flight to Toronto where we will board our second flight into St. John’s.
We’re all excited and looking forward to a great week. I will be posting information, updates, and hopefully video interviews throughout the next week. I will also be posting comments to the STILLEN Twitter account, I encourage you to follow along there as well for daily updates. Read more
August 28, 2009
Well, the STILLEN GT-R has made it across the country, and is currently settled in Maine, awaiting Steve Millen’s arrival to drive it the rest of the way into Newfoundland for the Targa Rally. The FedEx Transporter delivered as promised, and everything arrived safe and sound, and ready for action.
We thought this would be a perfect time to introduce you to the STILLEN GT-R as it exists prepped for the Targa Newfoundland, with the full rally preparation finished. We also played with some of the testing footage, and as you’ll see below, this transformed GT-R is something to see. Read more
August 20, 2009
The time has come for us to wave goodbye to the STILLEN GT-R (look for a final specifications list and final build info soon) as it makes the long journey on its way to the 2009 Targa Newfoundland Rally. We loaded the car on to the FedEx Custom Critical Transporter on Monday afternoon.
The car was placed in the capable hands of Mike and Cindy White, a husband and wife team from North Carolina who have been hauling custom vehicles and race cars around the country for more than 30 years. They now work for FedEx and maintain a beautiful tractor/trailer rig. Read more
July 31, 2009
Steve Millen and the R&D crew here at STILLEN are at full throttle wrapping up the build of the STILLEN GT-R, and Road & Track has been continuing their great video coverage of the build and testing.
November 13, 2008
Well, the rally has been over for about a week and a half now. I have returned home from the 2008 SEMA show and I have finally been able to sit down and breathe a little bit. I’ve watched the videos that you will soon be seeing. I have sorted through all of the pictures which will be making their way on to the blogs soon. And, most importantly, I have thought about the week’s event.
November 3, 2008
Well, the rally is over and I’m exhausted…It has been a VERY long week. We are extremely excited with how the week went. The car performed relatively flawlessly. If it weren’t for the rear suspension issues the only service performed to the car would have been fuel, brake pads, oil change, a new set of spark plugs, and two new rear tires. Even then the only reason we put the tires on was because of the rain.
October 31, 2008
Well, there have been a lot of changes and shake ups today. In one of the stages 7 cars went off! It was a very tricky stage and caught a lot of people out. Many of them will come back tomorrow but some have ended their week a day early.