THREE WISHES

WHEN IT COMES TO DREAM MA­CHINES TO FILL HIS UL­TI­MATE GARAGE, THIS KIWI RALLY GREAT AND LEAD­FOOT FES­TI­VAL HOST IS AL­READY SORTED

Wheels (Australia) - - Garage -

Lead­foot Fes­ti­val host Rod Millen has all he could wish for al­ready sit­ting there in his dream garage

CELICA PIKES PEAK

I re­ally have to fo­cus hard to drive this car. It was orig­i­nally built as a dirt car and we haven’t changed any­thing apart from the tyres. It has slicks on it now, but it’s still pretty loose in terms of roll stiff­ness. It’s not op­ti­mised for a pave­ment event like Lead­foot, but I’m not go­ing to change it. It’s not ideal for here, but it’s just such fun.

TOY­OTA TUN­DRA

Over in the States I have a Lexus RC F but I just don’t drive it. On the other hand, I have this 15-year-old Toy­ota truck and I use it all the time. When I travel cross-coun­try I’ll take the truck be­cause I can stop at an­tique stores and pick up stuff. The days of get­ting thrills out of driv­ing fast on the road are over. You just can’t do it any­more.

JCB TELEHANDLE­R

In terms of the pure plea­sure I get out of it, my JCB is tough to beat. I put out more than a thou­sand hay bales for the Lead­foot Fes­ti­val with it and it’s ac­tu­ally pretty tricky to carry them, place them and line them all up. I strive all the time to do bet­ter at it so, at this stage of my life, I find it pretty re­ward­ing when I get that right!

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