Last year I wrote about the absolutely incredibly rock bouncer that went by the name “Unfinished Business.” It was built by a legend of the sport, Tim Cameron, who has a long list of badass rigs to his credit. And normally he builds a new one for each season, but this year he decided to keep the same one, making only a few improvements to it. He used this new and improved rock bouncing superstar to do something that had never been done before, make it to the top of the “unclimbable” Screwdriver Hill at the Stony Lonesome Offroad Park.
When you look at these pro-level rock bouncers, it’s hard to believe there’s anything they can’t climb. But that just goes to show you how tough these hills are even though they may not seem like much on video. The rigs are designed to crawl up and over everything in site. Take Cameron’s Unfinished Business for example. It has a full tube chassis, that looks as good as it functions, with a 434ci Chevy V8 with an untold amount of power, and enormous long travel King Shocks on all four corners. Speaking of which, Cameron made modifications to the front of the rig so that he could use a bigger suspension system. And the end result appears to be the same size you normally find at the rear of something like a Trophy Truck. Now I can’t say that it’s the same type as you’d find on a desert race truck, but they’re almost as impressive.
Up until the start of this particular race, nobody had made it to the top of the Screwdriver Hill located at the Stony Lonesome Offroad Park in Alabama. But by the time the event was over, there was a total of three drivers that climbed the unclimbable. Cameron was the first to make it so he gets to add that to his list of achievements. However, he ended up getting beat out by two other drivers when it came down to the final results. It doesn’t happen very often that Cameron’s driving style combined with the top notch build quality and design of Unfinished Business gets beat, but it does happen from time to time. And really, that’s a good thing because that means the level of competition is improving at a pretty drastic rate. Check out Cameron’s epic run. As a point of comparison, I’ve also included a video showing some of the other competitors attempting to climb the Screwdriver and as you can imagine there is plenty of carnage coming from those that didn’t make it.