Old Smokey – 1200WHP 1947 Ford Pickup

July 24th, 2017

Meet Scott Birdsell. Scott pulled this 1949 Ford Pickup out of the woods after finding it on Craigslist and shelling out $225 of his hard earned dollars. The truck had been immobile for decades and had developed the unique mixture of patina and paint scheme that you see before you today. Scott simply sprayed a little silicone on the body and left it at that. Oh, he also threw in a full tubular racing chassis, a heavily built 5.9-liter Cummins turbo-diesel engine, and a compound (twin) turbocharger setup with a complex network of air-to-air and air-to-water intercoolers. As if that Read More

Lightweight Tesla Tames the Street

July 21st, 2017

It has taken many years for me to realize that, when it comes to street (and No-Prep) racing, consistency is the key. Right now, there is not a mass produced vehicle that brings a better balance of power and consistency than the all-electric Tesla P100D. First of all; the words lightweight and Tesla may be a misrepresentation. You see, the P100D weighs in at a skosh less than 2.5-tons in factory trim. Our feature car has undergone a certain degree of weight reduction but still tips the scales at a rotund 4,500-pounds. The lithium-ion powered motors on each end of Read More

Drag Race – Aventador SV vs. 911 Turbo S

July 20th, 2017

What’s not to love about a drag race between a pair of supercars? Nothing – especially if the two cars in question are the Lamborghini Aventador SV and the Porsche 911 Turbo S. As far as we know, the feature cars are in stock trim and are driven by their respective owners. They (the cars, at least) are pretty evenly matched and this should make for an interesting series of contests. In an effort to establish exactly which of these two elite automobiles is superior, this clip actually documents multiple drag racing and roll racing runs. You don’t want to Read More

Tesla Model S P100D vs 1,000HP Toyota Supra Drag and Roll Races

July 10th, 2017

Watch one of the most advanced and quickest cars on the road, the Tesla Model S P100D Ludicrous take on an old school import from Japan with 1,000 HP, a single turbo Toyota Supra.    

Is FWD Faster? 950HP Civic

July 7th, 2017

With a built 2.0-liter, four-cylinder, engine  and a 6785 twin-scroll turbocharger, this Honda Civic is taking on V8 powered Mustangs and Camaros with reckless abandonment. Not only is he taking them on – he’s whipping them in the majority of his races. Helping the underdog import to surprise all those V8 jockeys is a wild looking custom intake manifold from KS Tuned in Kennewick, WA and dual (2 per cylinder) 2000cc ID fuel injectors. Today the little Honda that could is running in the Banger Class at Chi-Town’s King of the Streets. This is a class set up for cars with Read More

A Pair of 10-Second Audi Sedans

July 3rd, 2017

Great looking Audi sedans aren’t just for soccer moms anymore. With minimal modification, these two Audi grocery getters showed up at the Cecil County Dragway and shocked everyone in attendance by running consistent 10-second passes in the 135 mph range. Burnout? We don’t need no stinkin’ burnout! The Audi RS7 (Performance) has all-wheel drive and a performance-tuned 8-speed automatic transmission. These cars leave the line like they were shot from a cannon – without a burnout! The $110K RS7 is powered by a twin turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine. It makes an astounding 605hp and 553 lb.-ft. of torque. In stock Read More

King of the Streets – Grinch Mustang

June 28th, 2017

The Grinch certainly wasn’t the shiniest car at King of the Streets (KOTS) Chicago – it wasn’t even the prettiest car in the Gangster Class. Fortunately for the Grinch crew, it ain’t how you look but what you have under the hood. What the Grinch has under the hood is a borrowed (big thanks to Corn Dog!) big block and a few kits of nitrous. Power is estimated to be in the 1,200hp range. After winning the Gangster Class at KOTS in 2016, and struggling all week to supplant their hurt motor with the borrowed big block mill, it would Read More

NRE Street Sleeper – 1000HP Camaro

June 27th, 2017

Nelson Racing Engines (NRE) has made it their business to be on the cutting edge in the production of turbocharged performance. As it turns out – they make a pretty good video, too. Being sort of a sneaky, bottom-feeding, street racer myself, there is nothing that I appreciate more than a seriously modified street sleeper. I am speaking of a vehicle that is capable of gapping almost anything on the street but you can’t differentiate it from stock without some inside information. A top-shelf street sleeper will appear stock even when the hood is open. This 1,000hp 2013 Chevrolet Camaro Read More

Chi-town Heat – 2300HP 1966 Chevelle

June 24th, 2017

Attention all racing fans; be on the lookout for a stunning 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle. The slick blue car is on escape from the show car circuit and was last seen running circles around the competition at King of the Streets Chicago. The suspect should be considered armed and dangerous to other street race cars. Known for its beautiful hue and massive (14-71) blower protruding from the hood, it is packing a 572 cubic-inch big block engine and making about 2,300hp. At just over 3,400-pounds, this beast is often believed to be much heavier than her actual weight. She has been Read More

9-Second Daily Driver – Cadillac CTS-V

June 24th, 2017

You’ve got to love a daily driver that you can take to the track and run 9-second passes all weekend. All it takes is a little modification and a lot of nitrous. The Cadillac CTS-V is the epitome of performance and luxury in a single automobile. In stock trim, it is equipped with a 6.2-liter supercharged engine that makes 556hp and 551 lb.-ft. of torque. It can get from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6-seconds and it has an electronically controlled top speed of 200 mph. Of course, it has all the amenities including air conditioning, leather seating, and premium Read More

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