LT1 Gen IV Camaro – 8.01-Second Quarter-Mile

July 16th, 2019

Let’s drop in at Street Car Takeover and have a look at a beast of a Gen IV Camaro. Campaigned by the guys at Tick Performance, this thing is being billed as the fastest LT1/T56 combination on the planet. Powered by what the driver calls the “Junk LT” this Gen II LT1 engine is built with an economy crankshaft, connecting rods and pistons. Cramming air down the snout of this unlikely mill is a Precision (8891) 88-millimeter turbo. The transmission is a manual T56 built by Tick Performance. It’s loaded with their clutch components and hardware. Output at the rear Read More

Superstitious 2500HP Nova – No Prep Ride Along

July 15th, 2019

Greetings No Prep fans and drag racing enthusiasts of every variety. Welcome to the PSCA event (Rocky Mountain Summer Series) from Thunder Valley (Bandimere Speedway) in Morrison, Colorado. Meet Kelly Harvey, owner/operator of this stunning 1967 Chevy Nova. Let’s join our friend Brent as he takes us behind the scenes and inside the cockpit with Kelly during an actual run. Take it away, Brent! First, let’s take a look at what makes this sweet ride tick. Under the hood is a billet 521 cubic-inch Brad Anderson HEMI engine with a massive blower. No expense has been spared as this Nova Read More

Half-Mile Pikes Peak – 1100HP Twin Turbo Ford GT

July 12th, 2019

Just hanging out at the 2019 Shift S3CTOR Pike’s Peak Airstrip Attack, TRC ran across this low-slung Ford GT owned by the Christmas Family. Campaigned by the sibling team of Alexandria and Coy Christmas, this is one of the most stunning and powerful cars on any track. Alexandria currently holds the prestigious honor of being considered the “Fastest Half-Mile Woman in the World”. Built by Top Speed Motorsports (Alpharetta, GA), the beautiful Canary Yellow Ford GT featured in this video is powered by a virtually stock (block and heads) 5.4-liter engine built by Jon Kaase Race Engines (Winder, GA). A Read More

Junkyard Dog – Pontiac Firebird on AWD GT-R Chassis

July 10th, 2019

When Gregg (lead technician for the Hoonigan Racing Division) decided to build a retromod of his own, you just knew that it would be something unique and awesome. Well, it does not disappoint. First, Gregg spotted a rusted-out hull from a 1971 Pontiac Trans Am. It had been sitting in a desert (just outside Vegas) for more than a decade. Full of tumbleweeds and sand, the body actually had a river running through it at one time. Gregg pulled the forgotten Thunder Chicken out of the cactus den and took it home to begin its rebirth. Never wanting to blend Read More

Hillbilly Deluxe – 1960 Chevy C10 1500HP

July 10th, 2019

This is a must see No Prep monster. Not your everyday, run-of-the-mill dragster; this is one stunning 1960 C10 shortbed pickup truck. The body is all steel except for the front clip and the bed sides. Equipped with a built small block Chevy V8 and a pair of air-to-water intercooled 88-millimeter Magnum turbochargers, this heavy hauler is capable of churning out 1,500hp. Shifting duties are handled with a Powerglide transmission and the engine is burning alcohol. The eighth-mile No Prep racing action begins with Hillbilly Deluxe (HD) in the left lane and a 1978 Cadillac Coupe de Ville (yes, you Read More

Twin Turbo CTS-V vs. 1000HP Supra – Street Hits

July 8th, 2019

Domestic versus Import – it just don’t get no better than that. Everything is on the line when vehicles built within the United States roll out against those built in Japan, Germany, the U.K. and all those other great nations. Tonight’s contest is just such an affair. Breaking all the rules tonight are a pair of heavily modified imports. The first is a Honda S2000 with a turbocharged 2JZ (Toyota) engine. It is capable of producing 1,200hp. Rolling out to his left is a 1,300hp Nissan GT-R, upgraded with a Boost Logic 1300 turbo system. The Honda is fast, but Read More

Street Hits – TT Audi R8 vs. Procharged Corvette Z06

July 4th, 2019

The evenings are getting warmer and that can only mean one thing; it’s time for some roll racing. Tonight, these guys are taking it to the streets (of Mexico) to see who has the fastest car from 60 mph to 150mph. Let’s go! In the first pass, we have an 1,100hp Nissan GT-R (white) rolling against a turbocharged Mustang Fastback. Both cars come out of the hole violently and it remains close throughout. Mustang FTW. Next up is a 1,000hp Toyota Supra against the same Nissan. This time the GT-R is victorious. The same GT-R hooks up with an 1,100hp Read More

7-Second Dodge Viper World Record Holder

July 4th, 2019

Bet you thought those Georgia rednecks from Vengeance Racing only wrenched on Chevy cars, huh? Well, get ready for an education. This snake holds numerous world records; mostly in the Viper category, naturally. It is adequately equipped with a stock (8.4-liter) engine block that has been reinforced. Stock? Reinforced? Who knows what it all means to a world record holder – all I know is that reinforced don’t sound stock. Neither does “big internals” but that’s their biscuit. I’ll let ‘em butter it however they like. Besides the built “stock” bottom end, there are a pair of massive turbochargers. I Read More

LS Swapped Ford LTD – 8-Second Sleeper

July 3rd, 2019

It ain’t your grandma’s LTD. Not by a long shot! This unimposing, cream colored sedan is outfitted with a mini-tub job to accommodate a fat set of back tires and a custom narrowed Ford 8.8-inch rear end. It comes out of the hole like a bullet and fires through the trap straight and true. Well, almost always. Under the hood is a 5.3-liter Chevy mill with a stock bottom end. It is being force fed copious amounts of cold, dense air via a pair of 67-millimeter turbos and a Summit Racing intake manifold. The transmission is a Powerglide and this Read More

Nissan 240Sx – Boosted LSx Transplant

June 26th, 2019

Nothing I enjoy more than finding a tiny import and integrating it with a honking big built V8 engine. Next, I like to increase performance with a power-adder then continue dumping money into it – lighter, faster, lighter, faster, but…I digress. Still, that’s what is going on here. This guy has stabbed a massive 7.0-liter LSx engine (Texas Speed Re-Sleeve) into this Nissan 240Sx, along with a set of their PRC cylinder heads and a GTX turbocharger. The transmission is a Powerglide and the rear end is on the Ford 9-inch platform. This car squats and hooks up out of Read More

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