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

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

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

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

Nitrous Injected 6.0-liter Porsche

June 22nd, 2017

This is what I call making the best out of a bad situation. When this gentleman’s Porsche Carrera blew up the engine, he was faced with paying a heavy price to replace it with (even) a used Porsche mill. It’s a good thing for him that (only) one aftermarket manufacturer is offering an adapter kit that allows for an LS engine swap. You use the factory Porsche transmission and bolt in the Chevy V6 or V8 of your choice. You would never know that this dreamy little German import is packing a 6.0-liter LQ9 punch. Yes, the engine is from Read More

Corn Field Cash Days

June 21st, 2017

Being born and raised in an inner city environment and having the good sense to move out to the country, I know a little about both urban and rural life. One of those things that I know is that city dwellers and country folk both love a good street race. That’s why some big time street machines showed up for this corn-fed dig racing showdown between the furrows. The very whisper of Cash Days usually brings the competitors out in droves but the weather in Nebraska (Mexico) can be a little unforgiving. Traction is already at a premium on the Read More

Dirty South No-Prep

May 26th, 2017

This clip opens like the preview to a horror movie. It has pretty (but extremely capable) Kayla Morton battling a big old ugly White Zombie in her multi-colored Mustang ProMod. Most of you drag racing fans will probably remember Kayla from previous videos. In addition to being a solid racer, she is the significant other of Street Outlaws’ Boosted GT driver, Chris Hamilton. I hope that most of you will also remember the White Zombie (from earlier in the month). We saw it at an event cursed with a terrible loss of traction, chiefly attributed to cold weather. This video Read More

Super Sleeper Impala SS

May 26th, 2017

This video is stacked with awesome looking high-performance automobiles. It documents a car show which took place at Performance HQ in San Antonio, Texas. Performance HQ has a reputation of creating outlandish street and strip cars with optimum performance and reliability in mind. This clip captures what was taking place during their grand re-opening and the crew literally opens their doors to show us some inside information on project cars and customer builds. With the showroom full of unique offerings, the parking lot began to fill up with all kinds of modified transportation. There were exotics, including names like Rolls Read More

WHITE ZOMBIE – 1967 Chevy II

May 24th, 2017

No, it doesn’t stumble through the streets mumbling monster mumbo-jumbo, nor does it thirst for the taste of human blood, but the WHITE ZOMBIE is one-hundred-percent scary! While we understand that the WHTE ZOMBUE will (one day  soon) be scary fast, the San Antonio Bounty Hunters No-Prep Event finds this monster of a drag car in need of a driver. The zombie’s intended wheel-man is away at a weekend wedding and didn’t make the trip. That puts the car’s owner behind the wheel and – let’s just say – it’s a good thing that nobody got hurt. The crew of Read More

Afternoon Delight – KC Street Digs

May 5th, 2017

Honestly, I can count on one finger the number of times that I have been involved in street digs while the sun was up. Let’s face it, most street racing takes place under cover of darkness and it’s a lot of fun that way. Having that said; this Cash Days dig racing event from Kansas City (Mexico) was refreshing because you can see a lot more detail inside the cockpit of these complex machines. Have a gander for yourself. As usual, this is single elimination, winner take all fun. You can’t jump the light or cross the center line or Read More

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