Welcome to Colombia's weird Willys festival
Jason Barlow heads to South America, where overloaded classic Jeeps do wheelies in the street
Posted: 05 Feb 2014
"It's just practice," he tells me via a translator. "Obviously, a heavy load over the rear axle helps, but I have my own secret techniques. It's about generating friction and balancing the accelerating and braking." He will say no more on the matter. In fact, he doesn't say much about anything. But he admits it's much less random than it looks. Both his wife and son are currently learning how to pique, which must make life chez Pesebre rather entertaining.
"I calculate everything. The distances involved, the space I have, the speed I need to go at," he says. "It's an ancestral learning. It's a great tradition. Getting out of the car is the most difficult part. Let me say, there are lots of beginners doing this. [pause] But only four professionals."