Rod Millen is one of the world’s most well-known racing champs. Naturally, as a renowned driver, he has some exciting toys in his personal garage. And, for his 60th birthday, he unleashed a few of those toys with his son Rhys Millen and a group of friends at the invite-only Leadfoot Festival. Honda Dealers In DFW told us the location of this event is probably just as unique as the cars that were participating in it, as it was held on Millen’s driveway.
According to Middletown Nissan CT, when Millen isn’t at his Southern California home, he spends time at his beautiful Leadfoot Ranch in his native New Zealand. Leading up to the ranch is a one-mile driveway modeled after places where Millen has raced, including the infamous Pikes Peak International Hill Climb circuit.
In the video below, Millen races across his driveway in the same 800 horsepower AWD Toyota Celica he used to set a Pikes Peak Hill Climb record — a record that stood for more than a decade. According to Audi Dealers Los Angeles, other vehicles at the Leadfoot Festival included an Audi Quattro B Rally replica, a V8-powered Escort, and a Toyota Tundra race truck.
The Leadfoot Festival ran from April 1st to the 3rd and was aimed at being a true celebration of motorsports and all things automotive. From what little we were able to see of this event through the video below, we sure are disappointed that our invitation got lost in the mail.