The Old West was a world of pushing the envelope. It became the symbolic backbone of American progression in the 19th century, and represents an ideal that still reigns true in modern society.
On August 27th Bryce Menzies will push his limits at an undisclosed location in the American Southwest. Menzies will launch his Pro 2 truck over an entire Old Western ghost town in pursuit of the current offroad truck jump distance world record, which stands at 332 feet. The feat will be broadcast live on Red Bull TV, with a special hour-long documentary airing the very next day on NBC.
The desert is a harsh world, where the fittest survive, and one mistake can make for the ultimate consequence. It’s the land of offroad, and an environment with which Menzies is intimately familiar from his career of dominating races like the Mint 400 and the Baja 500.
The project is Menzies’s own brainchild. Menzies has always had a fascination with jumping things; he was launching doubles on his dirtbike as a kid, though decidedly smaller distances to the 300-plus foot jump he’ll tackle in August. Bryce Menzies New Frontier is just another step in Menzies’s exploration of the realm of possibility in an offroad truck.
The antiquated ghost town over which Menzies’s truck will fly stands in sharp contrast to the modern elite piece of machinery that is his Pro 2 truck. Menzies Motorsports always puts together a top notch piece of equipment for Menzies, and the specially-crafted chariot he will launch in August is no exception. We just hope we get invited for a front row seat.