- Perth, Australia
"In 1994 Rod showed up at Pikes Peak with a tube chassis, carbon bodied Celica silhouette. The event had previously been dominated by hotted up Group B rally cars, but nothing like this Toyota had ever been seen previously on the mountain. Developing a heady 850 bhp, the AWD ground effects car thundered up the all dirt 12.42 mile, 156-turn road and obliterated the overall record with a time of 10:04.06. It was an astonishing 40 seconds faster than the previous record."
"What is even more amazing is that this run was set on an all dirt road. There were no paved sections back then as there are today."