Handcrafted Entertainment and Team Big Red Camaro announced a television series about the legendary car, its winning driver RJ Gottlieb and the crew that holds the car together, called "Big Red: The Original Outlaw Racer." The series unravels Big Red's iconic past from its birth in a Detroit, Michigan, factory in the late 1960s, to its renaissance in 1986, when father and son, Dan and R.J. Gottlieb, re-imagined the '69 Z/28, to present day.
The eight, one-hour episode series will follow Big Red's journey from the wide open road racing of The Silver State Challenge to the intense door-to-door action in Vintage Auto Racing and on to record setting high speeds on the salt at Bonneville. "Big Red: The Original Outlaw Racer" premiers Monday, July 27, 2015, at 9:00 p.m. EDT on NBCSN. The series will continue in the same prime time slot for eight consecutive Mondays throughout August and September.
"The Big Red series is filmed like no other," said Josh Oliver, executive producer at Handcrafted Entertainment, Inc. "This show is part historical documentary, part event style racing coverage and 100-percent adrenaline fueled action. We spared no expense in utilizing industry professionals and big budget movie making equipment to capture the action with never-before-seen perspectives and clarity."
"Big Red: The Original Outlaw Racer" takes viewers deep inside the operation for an intimate and authentic look at the true core of the Team Big Red spirit and reveals what it takes to make a 1969 Camaro competitive in numerous and distinctly different disciplines of modern auto racing. Episodes will cover: The Silver State Classic, VARA's Big Bore Bash, The Texas Mile, The Virginia City Hill Climb, Mojave Mile, SCTA El Mirage Land Speed Racing, Bonneville Speed Week and more.
"I finally realized that with so much history behind us, it was a good time to tell the story of Big Red and talk about the experiences my team and I have had racing it," said driver R.J. Gottlieb. "We are always looking for the next challenge, embracing new types of racing is what makes it exciting. The team has always stayed true to the '69 Camaro body but most fans have not seen the internal evolution we've taken the car through. This series will take you on an insider's look at Big Red and the team like never before."