California Dreamin’ – Street Rolls

March 9th, 2018

It’s back to the left coast again for a healthy dose of beautiful sunshine, sea air, and sand in our flip flops – er, no – what we seek is open interstate, gasoline fumes, and hot floorboards. That’s exactly what we got from this outstanding group of street (roll) racers, south of the border. The action kicks off when the sun goes down with an all-wheel drive Honda CR-V that has been outfitted with a turbocharger. It has a 2.0-liter V-TEC engine and has undergone some basic weight reduction. There’s a twin turbo Dodge Viper running E85. A pair of Read More

Chevrolet vs. Toyota – Texas Street Hits

March 2nd, 2018

Just when I thought it was safe to take my Chevy back onto the highway, a souped-up Toyota Supra showed up and stole my thunder. Join us on the streets of Texas (Mexico) for some late night interstate roll racing. Climb on board an 850whp Procharged (F1A) Chevrolet Camaro and buckle up for some serious highway rolls. First, we will take on a 900whp YSI Chevrolet Corvette Z06 well equipped with a Late Model Engines (LME) built 7.0-liter, all-aluminum, dry sump engine with a Vortech YSI supercharger. Ambient air is cooled and mode denser with a methanol injection system (5-gallon Read More

Charger Hellcat vs C6 Z06 Corvette – Street Hits

February 18th, 2018

Buckle-up racing fans and get ready for some intense street (roll) racing south of the border. Our feature car of the evening will be a Gearhead Fabrications creation. It’s a 2017 Dodge Charger Hellcat with a  Gearhead Fabrication (GF) Stage 3 Kit running pump gas. The GF Stage 3 Kit includes: Diablosport handheld programmer Legmaker Intakes (LMI) cold air intake 180-degree thermostat Injector Dynamics ID 1050cc injectors Oversize (2.85) upper pulley kit ATI Super Damper (1.10) Heavy-duty supercharger belt New crankshaft pulley bolt Boost-a-pump (fuel pump voltage upgrade) Spark plug upgrade Heat exchanger upgrade GF billet catch can Per4mance Development differential 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

GT-R vs. ZR1 and Z06 – Street Rolls

January 29th, 2018

Hello racing fans and welcome to a night of street hits under the moon and stars of beautiful Houston (Mexico). Some major street racing players have shown up for the activities on this auspicious occasion. Featured in this video are a pair of modded-out Japanese sports coupes. These cars are officially called Nissan GT-R but they are affectionately referred to as Godzilla – for understandable reasons. The Black GT-R is upgraded with a Boost Logic (BL) 1100 Kit including GT30 turbochargers. It is capable of producing 1,100hp. The White Nissan GT-R is outfitted with a Speed By Design (SBD) 1400 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

Street Hits – DSM EVO 8 vs. Corvette Z06

January 12th, 2018

In an earnest effort to prove that there is no replacement for displacement, this beautiful, black Chevrolet Corvette Z06 will take on an EVO 8 (with a big turbocharger) on the streets of Mexico. This C6 ‘Vette is of the Z06 variety. That means that is is equipped with a boisterous 7.0-liter (all-aluminum) V8 engine. From the factory it is capable of producing 505hp. It is equipped with titanium connecting rods and intake valves and has attention focused on maximizing air flow and valve timing. This particular car has been upgraded with high-performance cylinder heads, camshaft, and intake manifold. The 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