It's amazing what a little good old-fashioned ingenuity can create. Well, that and about 200 feet of thick steel tubing, 16-inch Fox coil-over suspenders, an LSX 454 crate engine from General Motors hooked to a Powerglide automatic transmission, and a custom-built pair of axles and a set of four 43-inch tires...

Of course, none of those components would do a lick of good if it weren't for a talented builder and driver, and Tim Cameron apparently is both. Cameron has been building this unique type of rock-climbing off-road buggy for years, and his latest creation, which is called ShowTime, is his most impressive yet.

There aren't many obstacles that can't be tackled when you've got endless supplies of horsepower and articulation, even if traction is limited. That point will be driven home if you check out the video after the break, which is a compilation of tricky situations ably conquered by Cameron and his ShowTime rig. Well, almost all of them were conquered... See for yourself.


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      Maxximtl
      • 2 Years Ago
      His driving shows zero skill. He has no line........he just pins the throttle and hopes that he ends up in the right direction. He fails to climb obstacles that are WELL within the reach of his buggy.....and completely tears up the trail in the process. IMO, douchebags like this are what give 99% of responsible off-roaders a bad name. Every year trails are being closed, and I have to imagine its because of the type of complete and utter stupidity displayed in this video.
        Elmo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Maxximtl
        You obviously don't know who Tim Cameron is, or what rock crawling racing is. Rock crawling racing isn't about precision and lines.
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Elmo
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      iamzombie
      • 2 Years Ago
      Rollcage or not, that guy is a moron for not wearing a helmet.
      Buckets81
      • 2 Years Ago
      I know that this was probably shot on private property and was dome completely above the board but this is the sort of video that makes wheelers look bad. That said, I'm a little jealous.
      Randy Cain
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'll have nightmares about this thing.
      Jonesy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Besides Tim there is are quite a few guys now that have this style of buggy. These machines are more than capable of "crawling" these obstacles, but they prefer the "rock bouncing" style of driving. He is probably one of the best rear steer drivers I've ever seen, and makes some amazing saves. Most of the property they wheel on is old coal/strip mines or land devoted to off roading. As far as air pressure, much lower pressures and you start pinching the sidewalls when you hit a sharp ledge or root. I like to think of it this way....rock crawling vs rock bouncing is like grip racing vs drift racing. Both get you to the same place just in two completely different methods.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jonesy
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          Elmo
          • 2 Years Ago
          And so does this...
          Mr Clickerson
          • 2 Years Ago
          Obviously you've never drifted before, especially in a car that is SET UP for drifting... Makes it VERY easy. This kind of stuff, when they're actually running for time, is just as difficult, if not more, and requires much more skill and technique because of the inconsistencies of the terrain and the vehicles are much more of a handful to control than a "drift car" (drifting is a joke of a motorsport, btw).
          • 2 Years Ago
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      miketim1
      • 2 Years Ago
      I think he should add something to the side of the driver section to protect him from outside objects.. seeing him hit those trees i can imagine some long branch or something that can impale him right in his side awesome buggy tho
        Alex Butti
        • 2 Years Ago
        @miketim1
        Screw the protection. I do hope he gets impaled by one of those trees. So many next time he watches the spectators surrounding him. He's on the gas the whole time....are you kidding me?
      Kris
      • 2 Years Ago
      F**KIN' AWESOME!!!
      minh
      • 2 Years Ago
      that car look like a monster :D LIKE :D
      MONTEGOD7SS
      • 2 Years Ago
      It has plenty of power for more tire, and the extra weight on the corners would help. I love his MOAR THROTTLE attitude to rock climbing, most guys don't have the balls to go that hard.
      mchlrus1
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is why Icon and this and many other off roaders use the GM crate engines. Great power and durability.
      Jeremy Hasley
      • 2 Years Ago
      That tube work is absolutely amazing!!! Not to mention the sound of that engine.
      Daniel
      • 2 Years Ago
      Race that in the Dakar Rally.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Daniel
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