Gearhead Gathering – Rocky Mountain Race Week 2019

June 18th, 2019

Welcome to one of the most grueling tests of man and machine to be found anywhere on earth. Drag cars – designed to accelerate quickly over a short distance, reach a maximum speed and suddenly come to a near halt – are charged with travelling to four venues over seven-days. The drag cars must be driven the 1,000-miles (roundtrip) over the Rocky Mountains and back! Bru-tal! It is common to see a tubbed-out muscle car or late model, pulling a travel trailer full of tools and car parts, during Rocky Mountain Race Week. Unfortunately, it’s also pretty common to see Read More

LSCalade – World’s Fastest Escalade

June 15th, 2019

Greetings drag racers and speed aficionados of every ilk! Say hello to Mitchell and the LSCalade. Billed as the fastest Cadillac Escalade in the World, this mammoth-sized SUV is luxurious and all-wheel drive. Four big racing slicks, wrapped around a set of forged Weld Racing wheels, are your first clue that this big SUV might be packing some extra ponies under the hood. Sure enough, we found a 7.0-liter Dart Racing engine with a Dart billet crankshaft, Carillo connecting rods and Carillo pistons. Forced air induction is carried out via a pair of Precision 76-millimeter turbochargers. Woolf Aircraft tubing and Read More

9-Second Cadillac – Best Engine

June 14th, 2019

Like a hood-less horseman, this Caddy is as likely seen “galloping” across the countryside as sprinting through 1320-feet of blacktop. Despite the full roll cage and shiny pair of CO2 tanks; plush, leather seating, air conditioning, premium audio, and power steering are among the amenities with which this street beast is equipped. Nevertheless, it can dash through the quarter-mile in nine-seconds at around 152 mph – consistently. Under the hood of this (Black Market Racing built) 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan is an LME custom 7.0-liter V8 with a dry sump lubrication system. It has Mast cylinder heads and twin Precision Read More

8-Second Mustang ZR1 LS Swap

June 11th, 2019

Is it a waste of a good Corvette engine? Is it a Gen IV Mustang gone rogue? The answer depends on which manufacturer camp you represent. Chevy purists hate it for the former and Ford loyalists despise it as the latter. Now, don’t get it twisted – when I cut myself, tiny little bowties ooze out – but I see this build from a practical standpoint, and it looks pretty sweet. This “power couple” had the Mustang sitting around when a customer totaled their supercharged Corvette ZR1 with an LS9 mill between the fenders. Out came the blue oval cluster Read More

7-Second Patriot Camaro – LS Fest West Domination

June 7th, 2019

Howdy race fans and welcome to the Holley LS Fest West from Sin City – Las Vegas, NV. The focal point of this clip is a late model Camaro (body) campaigned by the skilled experts at Texas Speed and Performance. TSP has built a car that comes out of the hole like a bullet. It devours the 1320 like an asphalt carnivore and goes straight as an arrow. Consistent 7-second passes are expected when you see this late model Camaro. The patriotic wrap on this Chevy is great. It is a steel Camaro body on a race car chassis. At Read More

McLaren 570S Street Hits – ZR1, Mustang, Hellcat

June 5th, 2019

Summer’s here and the time is right for racing in the streets (of Mexico). You don’t see many McLarens on the street racing (roll or dig) scene in my neck of the woods. Nevertheless, this cat is out there trolling the highways for potential victims. Problem is, that this British bombshell might just let his alligator persona overload his jaybird capabilities. This murderer’s row of homegrown hooligans is no joke. We have an LSx powered Corvette with an F1X ProCharger claiming 850hp. There are a pair of ‘Vette entries of the ZR1 variety. Both have cylinder head and camshaft upgrades. Read More

10-Second Jeep Trackhawk – Roll and Dig Racing

June 4th, 2019

Hello racing fans and welcome to Street Car Takeover (Chi-town) for a day of roll racing and dig racing. The focal point of this video is an all-wheel drive SUV (with a few bolt-ons) that is set to run amuck among such entries as the Nissan GT-R and the daunting Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. Certainly, the Jeep Trackhawk is well equipped to handle sports cars of evert variety. Starting with a big supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8 engine, this is the most powerful SUV ever produced. From the factory, this slick looking grocery-getter makes over 700hp, can accelerate from 0 to 60 Read More

Undercover Sedan or 10-Second Sleeper?

May 29th, 2019

Hello, drag racing fans and welcome to Holley LS Fest West from the Jewel of the Desert, Las Vegas, Nevada. This video gives us a glimpse into the Street King Class and a 1981 Mercury Zephyr that looks like a grandma may have driven it to church last Sunday. What’s that you ask? A Ford product at the LS Fest West? Haven’t you heard? All the best blue oval racers are going over to the LS platform. Heck, more than half the Mustangs on the track are running Chevy running gear these days. Anyway – this sleeper is equipped with Read More

Cincy Street Nights – Twin Turbo V8 S10

May 23rd, 2019

This is the all-American story of two brothers and their souped-up Chevy S10 pickup truck. Like most Friday nights, these two guys are at Edgewater Sports Park in Cleves, Ohio for Cincy Street Nights. It’s really great to see a community that makes an investment in its young people by providing them an alternative to getting in trouble on the streets. It’s the first weekend of racing for these ambitious young men and they have acquired a brand-new set of Mickey Thompson slicks for their No-Prep drag truck. Now, it’s off to the local auto repair shop (Lucore Automotive) for Read More

Rolling Coal – 3000HP Dodge Diesel Pickup

May 22nd, 2019

You are looking at a Gary Taylor built truck on a chrome-moly chassis; with a 4-speed Lenco transmission. The engine is a Scheid Diesel Service 391 cubic-inch (diesel) and it is running triple turbos. The first turbocharger is a 92-millimeter and the remaining pair (in the truck bed) are Borg-Warner F1 twins. This crazy contraption makes more than 160 psi of boost and is capable of producing 3,000hp. This is a true 4-second diesel pickup truck. You’ll see it set a new personal best elapsed time of 4.83-seconds @ 183.4 mph (eighth-mile). This beast leaves the line like the second Read More

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