Team ER returns with ‘Godzilla,’ stronger and meaner than ever before!

“Run, it’s Godzilla!” is a phrase that is going to be all too true on this year’s Bullrun rally. Last year, Seth Rose and Tony King brought a brand new Nissan GT-R sponsored by Hudson Jeans on the rally, and they proved to be serious contenders for the Bullrun Navigator Award. ‘Godzilla’ will be making its return once again this year, sporting some secret horsepower and technical upgrades. With Seth Rose at the wheel, and Tony King returning as Seth’s maser co-pilot, this duo from New York will be ready to take the Bullrunners on in the ultimate road rally this July.
When asked about the upgrades to the car, Seth responded with “I can't disclose that information - but I will say that we raised the bar on top-end and electronics, and we are going to be very stealth and tricky.  Let's just say, I told my techs, holes?  Drill them! I don’t give a !@#$!”
Seth and Tony's GT-R sitting peacefully before a week of hard driving, hard navigating, and hard partying!
 
Serious now, more than ever, to take the podium by storm this year, Seth and Tony will stop at nothing to land on the podium this year. “I have a massive fuel cell, so mpg's mean nothing to me,” Seth said. “Let's go!”
Aside from the driving and the competition, both Seth and Tony agree that Bullrun is more than just driving fast cars on some of the best roads in America. It’s about the camaraderie, the friends you make, the parties, and simply enjoying America as it passes by in the window.
Tony adds: “It’s a vacation that needs a second vacation to get over it afterwards.”
Seth and Tony posing for a photo with the AMP Energy girls on Fremont Street.
 
But this isn’t Seth and Tony’s first Bullrun, the duo showed up to the start of the 2009 Bullrun rally from New York to Austin in a Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera, and drove the balls off the car during the rally. After experiencing one Bullrun, the guys got hooked, and will undoubtedly return year after year.
“I’ve never felt such adrenalin,” Tony said. “Setting off through NYC with all the other cars, some going different ways, some following us, not knowing what lay in store for the next few days. Amazing! We had no idea we would do so well.”
 
The Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera ready to take on the 2009 Bullrun Rally.
 
In addition to this being their third Bullrun rally, Seth has been organizing single-day drives and events throughout the United States since 2007. With driving events occurring almost every week, Seth and Tony have a lot of experience behind the wheel, and know when to push it, and when to lay low.
Team Exotics Rally had an impressive run last year, and almost got a place on the podium, but this year the guys are ready, and are gunning for top spot.
Beware Bullrunners, when you see the white Hudson Jeans GT-R of Seth Rose and Tony King in your rear-view mirror, they won’t be there for long.
We’ve also heard that Team ER in the Hudson Jeans GT-R will be bringing along some friends this year. Last year Seth and Tony brought along Mike and Shari, who drove the silver Audi RS6 along for their first Bullrun. This year, Seth and Tony are bringing along even more teams. What vehicles are they driving you ask? Wouldn’t you like to know! Bullrun is less than two months away now, so it won’t be long before you find out. Let’s just say that Team Exotics Rally is all about driving, and no matter what the car, there’s an experienced driver behind the wheel.
 
'Godzilla' terrorizing the Michigan International Speedway on the 2010 Bullrun Rally.
 
Get ready for the storm that is Team ER! Ricky and Dudley, Seth and Tony are coming for you guys, and they’re ready to take the Navigator Award from you!
“At the end of the day though, it doesn't matter what car you drive, the house you live in, or the size of your bank account,” Seth said.  “What matters is that you drove your heart out, partied like a rock star, checked your ego at the door and let yourself have fun.  Last year was one of the best times of my life, and I don't regret anything I did. I started with pride and finished with a bang! Be careful out there fellow Bullrunners, it’s NOT a race it's a RALLY, let's all be safe and lookout for each other’s well being.”
 
 Click Here to view Seth and Tony's Q & A
 
 

Q & A with Seth and Tony:

 
1) Seth and Tony, you did Bullrun in 2009 and 2010, so this is your third Bullrun
rally, what are you looking forward to the most this year?
 
 
 Seth: I am looking forward to the comrade and bonding again with all the Bullrunners from last year.  I forged some great friendships and business relationships with many as well.
 
Tony: Seeing all our friends from the previous years, driving through new
parts of the country, and being on the podium in Miami.
 
2) What was your first impression of Bullrun when you showed up at the start
line in 2009?
 
 
Seth: The energy was incredible, we had a phenomenal time and my Lamborghini performed flawlessly.  Taking off with that many cars was epic for us.
 
Tony: I’ve never felt such adrenalin, setting off through NYC with all the
other cars, some going different ways, some following us, not knowing
what lay in store for the next few days. Amazing. We had no idea we
would do so well.
 
3) Why did you decide to do Bullrun in 2009?
 
 
Seth: I was approached by Rob Ferretti of SuperSpeeders about doing the Bullrun, and I had considered in the past and I happen to own Exotics Rally that creates 1 day rally's, so this was a great experience for me.
 
Tony: I’d recently been lucky enough to purchase a Lamborghini and had met
Seth through his car rally club Exotics Rally, he let me know about
Bullrun and we both thought it would be fun.
 
 
4) Since you are one of the most competitive Bullrunners out there, and I
know you want to strip Team LuckyNutZ of the Navigator Award, what strategy
will you employ this year to lead you to victory?
 
 
 Seth: My strategy will be revealed during the Rally if anyone is smart enough to catch on.  LukyNutz was just that, 'LuckyNutz'  I tip my hat to Ricky & Dudley, they are Nutz and they got Lucky.  They reeled it in and stayed consistent and did it all with little or no sleep.  I have visited them in New Orleans twice this past year unbeknownst to them I was actually on a recon mission.  :)
Tony: Same as always, be smart about it, don’t zoom off at the beginning,
work out our route, stay back a bit, let everyone else get caught and
then turn up the speed massively towards the end.
 
 
 
5) What have you learned from previous rallies that might help you out this
year?
 
 
Seth:  Not much, I drive hard, play hard, and most of all I DON'T GIVE A !@#$!  I have a NY license where points don't transfer from out of state, I have full coverage in case I wreck the damn car, and I have a massive fuel cell, so mpg's mean nothing to me!  Let's go!  My co-driver/navigator is the most courageous guy i know!  Hat's off to my mate Tony King.
Tony: Resist the urge to fly away with everyone else, know who to drive with
and who to avoid! We’ve also learnt a lot about the technical
aspects, what tools to use to avoid ‘delays’
 
 
6) Which Bullrun team do you feel is your strongest competition?  
 
 
Seth: There is no competition really, but if I had to choose one to compete with it would be my good friend Claus.  We are polar opposites in background but in rally spirit we share so much!
 
Tony: Claus and Joaquin with Team CEC are our biggest competitors but at the
same time they are also a great team to drive with. In terms of speed,
I think LuckyNutz, David and Jason, and Team Twins.
 
7) What would you say is your team's strongest asset?  
 
 
Seth: The best co-driver/navigator in the world - he never complains, his English accent sounds great on video, and never pukes from my driving.  Ohhh yeah he also didn't forget where my bail money was, did he?
 
Tony: Seth’s driving ability. The guy is an animal behind the wheel, when
he needs to be, also the GT-R is fast as hell and can maintain that
speed for long distances.
 
8) Last year you drove a Nissan GT-R, and the car worked out really well for
you. I understand that you’re bringing the GT-R again this year. What
changes or upgrades have you/ will you make to it?  
 
 
Seth: Can't disclose that information, but I will say that we raised the bar on top-end and electronics is going to be very stealth and tricky.  Let's just say, I told my techs, holes?  Drill them I DON'T GIVE A !@#$!
 
Tony: I think I have to stay tight lipped about the new modifications.
Let’s just say some to make us faster, some to make us more stealth.
And a fully stocked bar.
 
9) Other than yourselves, who is your favourite Bullrun team? Why?
 
 
 Seth: Claus, Team CEC - He is an OG BullRunner and we really bonded with him the 1st & 2nd years.  We share the same enthusiasm for driving and both equally competitive.  It's been great to visit with Claus 3 times in the past year and really looking forward to this BullRun.
 
Tony: That’s a hard question; we had so much fun with everyone last year.
Maybe Team Texas for obvious reasons!
 
10) Having experienced arguably the toughest competition in Bullrun history
last year, how badly do you want to take home that navigator award this
year? Or are you aiming more for the Spirit of the Bullrun Award?
 
 
 Seth: We took home the Best Car Award which was flattering, but considering that we have the same car this year it's quite apparent that we will be looking for another award.  Which One, doesn't really matter, anyone will work!  Spirit does seem to get the best awards :(
Tony: To be honest, I’ll be happy to get to the end in one piece with a
weeks good driving and fun partying behind us. Top three in the
navigator would be excellent though.
 
 
11) What is Bullrun to you? A vacation? A competition? A road trip?
 
 
Seth:  BULLRUN is all of them, but most of all I enjoy the networking and friendships I have made, I have traveled and hungout with at least 30-40 of the people from the previous year.
 
Tony: It’s a vacation, that needs a second vacation to get over it afterwards.
 
12) What is your absolute favourite aspect of Bullrun?  
 
 
Seth: Watching the antics that take place, and the reaction we get from the locals.  Last year I was chased by a pickup truck for about 40 minutes in the back roads of Iowa, and all along I though I cut him off and he was going to go nuts on me when we stopped, turns out he was just a big fan and then took a video of me on the speedway and uploaded it to youtube from his cell phone at the track.  Very Cool!
 
Tony: The camaraderie, the driving, excitement.
 
13) If you could summarize Bullrun in one word, what would it be?  
 
 
Seth: At the end of the day, it doesn't matter what car you drive, the house you live in, or the size of your bank account.  What matters is that you drove your heart out, partied like a rock star, and checked your ego at the door and let yourself have fun.  Last year was one of the best times of my life, and I don't regret anything I did.  I started with pride and finished with a bang! Be careful out there fellow Bullrunners, it’s NOT a race it's a RALLY, let's all be safe and lookout for each other’s well being.
 
Tony: Exhilarating