BJ Baldwin’s Recoil 4: Cuba
Take a ride on the wild side - BJ Baldwin's 850-horsepower trophy truck rips through the streets of Havana, Cuba for the most epic drive the car-crazy country has every witnessed. This is Recoil 4.
This mini-epic produced by Sweatpants Media and presented by Toyo Tires, featuring a one of a kind point-to-point blast in Cuba and the longest residential jump in a Trophy Truck (191 feet) in motorsport history.
“It’s one thing to rip across desert terrain in Baja, it’s a completely other beast to fly through the streets of Havana at 100 mph,” said Baldwin. “There’s simply no discreet way to launch a million dollar, 6,000 pound trophy truck down a residential street that typically is reserved for vintage 1950’s era sedans. We blew the locals’ minds. They had no clue a truck could fly.”
While the rest of Hollywood uses green screens, cranes and cars on rails to replicate jaw-dropping stunts; all six massive stunts in “Recoil 4” are real and the collaborative result of BJ working with legendary freestyle motocross and Nitro Circus star turned filmmaker Andy Bell. Bell challenged Baldwin’s courage and the laws of gravity daily to execute jumps previously reserved only for motorcycles.
“We scouted the stunts believing if we could pull it off on a motorcycle, we could challenge BJ’s manhood enough that he would try them,” explained Bell. “BJ pushed that truck beyond what anyone else would dream of doing and it resulted in some of the most intense action Cuba has seen in decades.”
Haven’t heard of BJ Baldwin before? Over the past two decades Baldwin has established himself as an icon of off-road racing, securing seven off-road racing titles, three SCORE International championships, one Baja 500 victory and a class championship in the Dakar Rally. He also holds the distinction as the only competitor to ever win the legendary Baja 1000 back to back without the assistance of a second driver.
Shooting an entire edit in the secluded island nation in only five days was challenging. But with the support of local government officials along with sponsors Toyo Tires, Monster Energy, Rigid Industries and King Shocks, the resulting film is nothing short of incredible.
Enough talk. Gas it up, burn it down!
Also check out the past Recoil videos!