Rolling Coal – 4-Second Diesel Chevy II

February 27th, 2018

You will be shocked at what you find under the hood of Ryan Milliken’s 1966 Chevy II Nova. What were you thinking? A twin turbo LS small block? How about a supercharged big block? Both are good choices but Ryan chose to take an unconventional route.    Under the hood of this stunning emerald green muscle car is a 6.8-liter Cummins turbo diesel with a dry sump oiling system and a remote mounted oil tank (trunk). The cylinder head has no coolant flowing through its water jackets. It is air cooled. That leaves only an ice bath intercooler to alter Read More

Wild Wild West – Arizona Cash Days

February 26th, 2018

This one has it all! Naturally aspirated, turbocharged, twin turbocharged, supercharged, and nitrous; there are imports and domestics. I have even heard rumors about a ‘76 Monza with a Pinto engine and a Procharger in the trunk (if you believe that, these guys have some oceanfront property to sell you – it’s very near the race site), This is Arizona Cash Days. It’s single elimination, ⅛-mile dig racing from the desert (of Mexico). The rules are simple: there’s a $150 buy in (16-cars) and the winner takes all the money. If you jump the light, cross the center stripe in Read More

Swedish No Prep – Elite Strip Digs

February 14th, 2018

This is how they do No Prep in the land of the Scandinavians. Stockholm, Sweden is the locale for this gathering of street beasts capable of holding their own anywhere in the world. There is an LSX Opel with turbos protruding so far through the hood that the driver can barely see, a beast of a Chevy Monza – yes I said Monza – on nitrous, and a whole bevy of Camaro entries. There is a wild-looking Chevy II Nova and a 2JZ powered Volvo (Volvos are huge in Sweden). Then there’s the blown “Mustang”. This thing looks like something Read More

1000HP Trans Am – Street Rolls

February 1st, 2018

Here’s your chance to hop onboard some of the baddest street (roll) race cars in Mexico. These rides are radically modified and purpose-built for racing with a rolling start. Sheet metal? We don’t need no stinking sheet metal! Our first camera car is a turbocharged Pontiac Trans Am with a fender missing (not an inner fender either). This Poncho is running a small block Chevrolet (4.8-liter) engine with an 88-millimeter turbocharger (40 psi tonight) and a kit of nitrous. The transmission is a 4L60E. In the first race, the Trans Am rolls up on a nitrous burning Corvette (supercharged 6.2-liter) Read More

Nation’s Fastest CTS-V vs. Hellcat Pair

January 31st, 2018

Greetings racing fans and street racing aficionados. It’s time to climb into the passenger seat of what is being billed as the fastest V3 Cadillac CTS-V in this great nation. This is a bonafide 800whp, 9-second quarter-mile car that has retained all the luxurious trappings of a Cadillac. Now, we can ride along for a night of roll racing on the interstates of Mexico. The recipe of this high-powered Caddy is a simple one. Just add a 150hp kit of nitrous to the already potent CTS-V powertrain. It rolls off the assembly line with a 640hp supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine. Read More

NA Dodge Viper is CRAZY Fast

January 30th, 2018

I cannot lie to my fellow racing enthusiasts; I love me some power adders. Turbochargers, superchargers, and nitrous all make my heart go pitter-pat. It’s just so incredibly easy to add one of these methods to a ho-hum engine and turn it into a beast. Nevertheless, sometimes you see a naturally aspirated (NA) car that is so stinking quick that it makes you sit up and take notice. This feat is typically accomplished with massive cubic inches. Such is the case with our feature car in this clip. The car is easily recognizable as the Dodge Viper. Most Vipers are Read More

Daily Driver Street Digs for Dollars

January 28th, 2018

Let’s roll out with the Daily Driver Street Racing Club for some double-elimination action on the rural routes of Mexico. These guys (and girls) are primed and ready to break off an eighth-mile piece of black top in route to claiming the cash prize and bragging rights as the quickest daily driver around. The first thing that I notice are some top tier daily driver/street racing machines. There is a Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 with its 505hp supercharged V8 and several Corvette entries. There’s  an SRT Dodge Challenger with a big old 6.4-liter HEMI engine making 485hp from the factory. There Read More

Vega Wagon – Big Block on Nitrous

January 25th, 2018

I love me some Chevy Vegas. I can remember when these beauties were everywhere – they were a dime-a-dozen. Now, you can’t find one anywhere and when one shows up at the track everyone acts like it’s something new. Personally, I prefer the Vega coupe but this guy has put together quite a package with this station wagon. At the heart of this creation is an MDR built big block Chevrolet engine. Although aged, it is holding together adequately. What makes the longevity (more than two-decades) of this massive V8 extraordinary is that there is a kit of nitrous spraying Read More

8-Second TT Classic Camaro

January 12th, 2018

Greetings drag racing fans and aficionados. Welcome to Street Car Takeover Tucson. The object of our focus and affection today is a menacing 1968 Chevrolet Camaro. It possesses that perfect combination of a vintage appearance with a very modern level of performance. It simply has everything it takes to make it look like a muscle car but run like a rocket ship. The body is all steel and it is pristine (except for a ton of rubber sprayed on the rear quarters). The stance is unique in this day of cars with a low center of gravity. It almost has Read More

Fox Body Grudge Race – Beater Bomb vs. Torch 2.0

January 11th, 2018

This video treats us to a look at a bad little Fox Body Mustang that is known as the Torch 2.o. Although exact equipment specifications are kept close to the vest, it has been determined that the nitrous burning engine in this Mustang is a small block LS (Chevy) based V8. How about them apples? Footage from several dragstrips and multiple events (Small Tire Class) portrays the Torch 2.0 reeking havoc on the competition. The first stop is at the Ice Cream Cruise and the first victim is a classic Ford Falcon. After a small catfish out of the hole, Read More

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