March 1-5, 2017 : Las Vegas, NV
“The storied history of the Mint is steeped in celebrity, drama and excitement as the city of Las Vegas itself. The Mint 400 has held the title of the toughest, most spectacular off-road race in North America since 1968 when it was first run. The race was created by Norm Johnson who was race director through 1974 and a participant from 69 to 82. Initially the race was a public relations event promoting the Mint Hotel’s annual deer hunt, but what started out as hotel promotion soon grew into a legitimate desert race.
The Mint 400 race ended in 1988 after the sale of the Mint however the story continued in 2008 when the Great American Off-Road Race was revived. Bigger badder and better than ever, the Mint 400 is everything that is was and a whole lot more. Given the advances in off-road technology and the ever changing landscape of Las Vegas, the Mint has grown but all the classic elements are still in place.” *
The Buggy Whip® Inc. Team shares in the enjoyment and excitement for this epic off road event. The Porter family’s history and love of off road racing stretches back across 3 generations, when George Porter, founder of Buggy Whip Inc., raced in The Mint 400 for many years. Running alongside famed drivers and celebrities across the history of the race, makes for sharing some awesome memories. Our passion for engineering the highest quality safety and visibility products sparks from this heritage.
Check Out all that is going on this week in Vegas on the Mint 400 Website
Buggy Whip® Inc. wishes each driver the best of luck! Have fun and watch your favorite driver tear up this epic course!
(Photo Credit: the Mint 400 website *)