Riding Shotgun with Johnny Unser
by Perry Mack
This is footage of myself riding shotgun with Johnny Unser at the Cooper Tire test Centre outside of San Antonio, Texas in a Mustang GT. A couple of interesting things to notice is that although I look quite calm with Johnny cranking out clouds of blue smoke with the Cooper Zeon RS3 tires screaming in the background; inside my butt cheeks are clenched wondering when we're going to careen off the track tumbling through the Texas desert like a burning sagebrush in a hurricane at 120 kph.
If you watch closely at the beginning of the video you'll see a Mickey Thompson Baja race truck starting out on the 5 km test track through the desert. Roaring through this 1,000 acre test facility on washed out dirt roads, stream beds and raw desert, buring the needle at over 160 kph on a set of Cooper Discoverer AT3's. On that shotgun test drive my butt cheeks just about let go.
If you see either of these two vehicles come up for sale used, walk away, just walk away.