This past February, the fifth annual Leadfoot Festival was held at international rally champion Rod Millen’s ranch on the Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand. Rod has semi-retired there after his championship-winning career, including toppling the Unser dynasty from Pikes Peak in the United States.
What started five years ago as an afternoon of fun for Millen and his mates has become a destination for racing fans and motorheads from all over the racing world, including fellow Kiwi Scott Dixon, a four-time Indycar champion. In the beginning, Rod and his pals started getting together to see who could set the best time racing up his mile-long driveway that goes over hill and dale and through the woods to Millen’s house, which is perched on the top of a hill overlooking the Pacific.
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