Received this email from MrV, a member of Metro Plex MINI who was actually at the shoot (SPOILER ALERT):
According to the guy from the crew that I talked to the next day, the red mini had a MAJOR malfunction at launch, where the rocket on one side fell off and the car just sort of spun around in the air. The second, blue MINI went over the goals without a hitch.
The team on the red mini was the same team that were the first amateurs in space. The second team was the â€œhouseâ€ team for scifi. The rockets they were using by the way were the same as they use on Tomahawk missiles!
Crazy Crazy stuff. Oh yea, did I mention he has pictures?
Thanks for sharing Jay!