Big Daddy Don Garlits Drives 1000HP Redeye

November 8th, 2019

Big Daddy is a legend in NHRA Drag Racing. He won countless races and championships – most of them when I wasn’t even a twinkle in my daddy’s eye. He is a true pioneer in the world of drag racing. Today, he will be introduced to the brand-new world of Detroit performance. It will come in the form of a 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody Extreme tuned by Brenton Brown, owner of Forza Tuning and Performance in Clearwater, Florida. If I were a betting man – and I am – I would bet that Big Daddy is still Read More

Calvo TT Vipers – Track Hits Roll Racing

November 6th, 2019

Who’s the king of the bakery? That would be the baddest roll racer in the land. My money is on anything wearing the Calvo Motorsports moniker. When it comes to building twin turbocharged Dodge Vipers that make thousands of horsepower, nobody does it better than Calvo. Nobody. Coming at you from FL2K19 in Bradenton, Florida, Calvo has brought out a bevy of Viper entries in T/A, ACR, and GTS trim. They roll out in various stages of modification – all ready to do battle on the track. The first specimen is a dull gray and carbon-fiber GTS with a CM1300 Read More

Step by Step – 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner-Hellcat

October 25th, 2019

The HELLRUNNER is a full blown, body off restomod performed expertly by Fast Freddie’s Rod Shop in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Fast Freddie takes us in a step-by-step journey to unite style and speed. The 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner is a snapshot of muscle car heyday. The Chrysler Hellcat drivetrain achieved legendary status the instant it rolled off the assembly line in 2015. Marrying these two icons was more a matter of “when” than “if”. Believe it or not, this entire project begins with a barn find (I must be looking in the wrong barns). The Mopar was discovered sitting under a Read More

Crazy Backward-Track No Prep Showdown

October 21st, 2019

This is CRAZY! All the safety of the track with all the challenges of the street. This No Prep Showdown is the Big End Battle from Muncie Dragway in Albany, Indiana. The Big End Battle turns eighth-mile No Prep drag racing on its head! The start line is moved to the “Big End” of the track; where the finish line would be in a normal race (and vice-versa). Let’s see how this shakes out. Sixty-four No Prep drag racers are on-hand to do battle from the Big End. Just like on the street – there’s only class and the winner Read More

Old vs. New – 1987 Buick GN vs. 2015 Hellcat

October 18th, 2019

Hello, drag racing fans and welcome back to the streets (of Mexico, naturally) for a battle between the best of the eighties and what was (for a short time) the most powerful muscle car to ever come out of Detroit. In the right lane is the legendary Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. At the car’s production, it was the baddest car to roll off a Detroit assembly line. Equipped with a supercharged 6.4-liter HEMI V8, the Hellcat is capable of churning out 707hp. On the left, we have the beautiful black Buick Grand National from the eighties. It was also the Read More

Underdog EcoBoost Mustang vs. ZL1 Camaro and Dodge Demon

October 17th, 2019

Who’d a thunk it? A four-cylinder Ford beating up on a supercharged Camaro and a supercharged HEMI Challenger? This is crossing over into otherworldly territory. It’s flat out spooky. One thing’s for sure; this ain’t your ordinary four-banger. This is the 2018 Ford Mustang “EcoBeast” with a tuned 2.3-liter turbocharged engine. In factory trim, this car is making more horsepower than many (so-called) V8 muscle cars from back in the day. The tiny four-cylinder is capable of making 310hp and 350lb.-ft. of torque right out of the box. Car and Driver magazine has it clocked at a 5.1-second zero-to-sixty and Read More

Street Hits – Mustang GT vs. Challenger SRT

September 25th, 2019

Whoa! This guy has got some kind of attitude. Sure, he has a nice car and it has been reasonably modified, but take on an SRT Dodge Challenger in a Mustang GT? The Mustang sounds good but claims only an assortment of bolt-ons. Let’s see what’s up. First, the 2017 Mustang GT (5.0-liter V8). It has been treated to a Roush exhaust system which yields a throaty rumble, indeed. The Kooks exhaust headers add to the sound effects. The intake manifold is a ported unit from a 2018 version of the same car. Cool exterior air is drawn in via Read More

1000HP TT Viper vs. Corvette and Mustang

September 17th, 2019

Taking it to the streets! What else is a fellow in a twin turbocharged Dodge Viper supposed to do on a warm summer night? This guy fills up with E85 and takes to the interstate (of Mexico) for a healthy dose of roll racing action. Let’s take a gander. Featured in this clip is a twin turbocharged Dodge Viper. Already an incredible powerhouse of an automobile – in factory trim – this sweet serpent has been upgraded with a pair of turbos. Maximum output is dyno certified at 1,000whp. In the first contest of the evening, the Viper will take Read More

2018 Dodge Challenger Demon – Top Speed Test

September 6th, 2019

Sure, everyone knows about the Demon. It is said to be ugly-heavy. Despite being the most powerful of the new high-performance domestic retro models, this gives its critics ammunition for calling it slow. Question is: How fast will it really go? Not on the freeway or dragstrip, but on a stretch of endless (3 or 4-miles) road where it can stretch out and get all those ponies to the pavement. It should be noted that this particular Dodge Demon is equipped with the Demon Crate package which includes additional weight reduction measures and race fuel. This package yields maximum SRT Read More

Outlaw Armageddon No Prep – 1600HP Supra

September 5th, 2019

Welcome drag racing fans to Outlaw Armageddon; the street car race that makes you prove you are racing a street car with a 30-mile cruise. This weekend’s action is of the No Prep variety and things are heating up in Oklahoma for Jared, his crew and their 1600hp 2JZ powered Turbo Toyota Supra. Legend is that no import (powered) vehicle has ever won this event. Furthermore, imports are not highly favored in this part of the world. The idea of a guy in a 2JZ Supra beating all their domestic V8 powered monsters (and taking home the $15k prize) turned Read More

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