7-Second FWD Turbo Civic

November 16th, 2017

It is hard enough to get a quarter-mile drag car into the sevens when you have an unlimited budget and all the cubic inches that will fit under the hood. Getting (consistently) into the sevens with a limited budget and using a four-cylinder, front-wheel drive platform is simply outstanding. Kudos to Ramey Racing (and friends), who transformed this seriously unimpressive sport coupe into the track taming hurricane that you see in this video. On this day, they earned the honor of preparing the first vehicle in the Sports Front-Wheel Drive Class to post a 7-second elapsed time in the quarter-mile Read More

1300HP Aussie UTE Sleeper 

November 11th, 2017

This Aussie UTE (Australian for Sport Utility Vehicle) is perfect for building a sleeper. It is compact and lightweight and it even has a place to haul your cargo. In keeping with the sleeper scenario, this pair of fun-loving Australian race fans crammed a 400-cubic inch LS engine between the fender wells of this right-hand-drive UTE before shipping it over here to compete in Hot Rod Drag Week 2017. As if the motor swap wasn’t dramatic enough, there’s also a pair of 69-millimeter turbochargers in the bed. The vehicle is a 1997 Ford Falcon XH, which weighs in at about Read More

1700HP Monster Corvette

October 31st, 2017

The crew at LSxperts is once again demonstrating their versatility with this beautiful, blue Corvette. This is the exact same car that set the half-mile top-speed world record (229 mph) during the Slipstream Racing event. With the final drive gear ratio adjusted appropriately, the ‘Vette is now ready to tackle the competition (in the eighth-mile) during Street Car Takeover (SCT) Atlanta. Competing in the Outlaw Class, this Chevy would face very stiff competition as some of the fastest drag cars in the nation were on hand at the Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Georgia. This C5 Corvette is running a Brian Read More

Tesla Invests in Muscle Cars

October 19th, 2017

In a recent interview (parody) with Elon Musk of Tesla, a reporter asked if the automaker was indeed buying up muscle cars and hot rods around the suburban Atlanta (Georgia) area. Musk smiled wryly and explained to the journalist that he was mistaken. While it has been widely reported that Tesla has come to own many muscle cars in and around the 303; these reports are largely limited to a single P100D and an event called Street Car Takeover Atlanta. It would seem that an all-electric and gutted (it still weighs in at nearly two-and-a-half tons) Tesla P100D had thoroughly Read More

Muscle Car Madness

October 18th, 2017

You may call it cars gone wild, muscle car madness, or insanity on wheels but it won’t change the fact that this video makes fantasy come to life. Many of us remember the crazy toy cars of our Mattel Hot Wheels collections. With their giant chrome engines, protruding through the hood and towering above the roof line, these tiny die cast creations inspired some of us to build our first hot rods. The cars (and trucks) in this video closely resemble the shiny (and radically modified) toys that we played with as children – only they are very real. Each Read More

Thin Mint – 6-Second Mustang

October 11th, 2017

This brilliantly hued Mustang is much more than just a pretty face. It manages to post consistent 6-second elapsed times and win races in the process. To answer the obvious question: The paint job is a mixture of a seventies Ford Mustang Mach 1 color and (of all things) an Aston Martin shade. I’m not sure whether I like it or not but it is certainly unique. I definitely like what has been done under the hood. The best thing that can happen to a small coupe is a huge engine. The Thin Mint has a 5.4-liter modular unit from Read More

Big Block Twin Turbo Geo Tracker

September 27th, 2017

This innovative crew of gearheads has taken what must be lower than whale guts on the scale of high-performance vehicles and turned it into a beast of a drag car. In factory trim, the Geo Tracker is under powered and under appreciated. So, how do you fix it? Well, you take out the shaky four-cylinder and install a giant 7.4-liter big block Chevrolet engine with a pair of Borg Warner 6676 turbochargers (thanks to B3R). It is also running Holley fuel injection and a Rossler transmission. With the capacity to put 900hp to the rear wheels, you can’t go wrong. Read More

LS – Street – Fest 2017

September 26th, 2017

Annually, the Holley LS Fest East brings out some of the baddest LS powered (and LS spoiler) street machines on the East Coast. They spend the daylight hours at the track; generally behaving cordially and showing some degree of distinguished restraint. So, how do you suppose these rambunctious hooligans (myself included) entertain themselves when the lights go down and the gates are locked at the drag strip? They hit the streets (of Mexico – of course) for some high-spirited roll racing action. Peel your eyeballs and have a look for yourself. The general rule of the day is 60 mph Read More

New GT-R Quarter-Mile World Record

September 25th, 2017

Another punch has landed in the fight to see who will have the quickest Nissan GT-R in the world at the end of the racing season. The competitors in this main event matchup are Alpha Performance and Extreme Turbo Systems (ETS)/English Racing. You may remember when Gidi broke the previous record for best quarter-mile elapsed time by running a 6.93-second pass. Dipping into the sixes was a huge event but it left many wondering who would strike the next blow. With the boost turned up more than it had ever been before, Robert English and ETS answered that question on Read More

Hot Rod Drag Week 2017

September 12th, 2017

Greetings fellow speed enthusiasts – it is once again time for that grueling pilgrimage known as Hot Rod Drag Week. This event is one of the most demanding for competitors and cars alike. It requires that race teams drive their street cars over 1,000-miles; racing at four different tracks over a five-day period. There is just not another event where you can see elite level street and strip cars pulling travel trailers and racking up highway miles before lining up to take on the quarter-mile in earnest. There are a wide variety of cars on hand – from all over Read More