Bad Penny Camaro Performers Magazine Costa Mesa Goodguys Autocross 09
We ran our 68 Camaro called Bad Penny at the Goodguys Costa Mesa autocross March 09. Still needed an alignment and some front parts, but she managed to win the Editor's Challenge event. Also had a brake issue that is now fixed. Tires are Kumho XS in 275 front and 335 rear - 180 treadwear.
Bad Penny Camaro Run Through The Hills Autocross
Our '68 Bad Penny Camaro traveled back east to
Pigeon Forge, TN, for the fifth Run Through the Hills event. Friday was a
120 mile cruise in the rain that included the Tail Of The Dragon where over
300 turns are compressed into 11 miles. Was fun without wipers! On Saturday
we lucked out on the rain and ran the autocross. Here Camaro Performers editor Nick
Licata flings my '68 throught the cones. We all got faster as the day went on and Nick ended up
with the fastest lap time in the '68 while I managed to take 5th. I still
need more practice!
Bad Penny Camaro chassis dyno of 402 LS2 - 483rwhp and 472rwtq
We finnally got a chance to chassis Dynotune our 402 stroker LS2
engine at Westech Performance. We had competed in the Optima Ultimate
Streetcar Invitational and wondered why our power felt down, also the car
ran bad at part throttle. Turned out we were running on seven cylinder due
to a broken plug. Replaced the plug and picked up over 80ho and almost the
same amount of torque. Should be a "bit" faster now.
Bad Penny Camaro - Sandhills ORC Standing Mile Run - 172.4 MPH
Took our '68 Camaro out
to Nebraska for this year's SORC event. On Friday they have the half and
full-mile shootouts. Last year we ran the half mile and knocked down 149
MPH. Could have been better, but with my gearing I had to shift to 5th
right before the finish line. This year we ran the mile and had a best run
of 172.4 MPH.. for reference that's only 2-3 seconds slower than the ZL1
Vette that ran before me. Considering my lack of aero I'm really happy with
that speed. Car felt great, but damn, that's a LONG time to stay in it. :)
-- Found that I was limited by my gearset and we hitting fuel cutoff (fifth
gear) right at the finish line. So, if I want to go faster I will need to ditch the 3.90 gears
and go to some 3.50s. Thanks to Optima Batteries for the invite!!
Our Black 68 Camaro
Pulling into the driveway after taking Hayden for his 1st drive. The
radiator cap needs to be replaced hence the coolant dripping onto the
700 Horsepower & 2,400 Miles! Crusher Camaro Engine Swap Aftermath - Roadkill Ep. 24
More than any other episode, this Roadkill reveals what it's really like to
work at HOT ROD Magazine. Follow along to get the behind-the-scenes dirt on
how we pulled off the Roadkill Live engine swap in the Crusher Camaro at the 2013 Performance
Racing Industry trade show, then watch the 2,400-mile trip home from Indy
to LA in the Crusher Camaro--including visits with
Funny Car Racer Tony Pedregon, Steve Schmidt Racing Engines, and Finnegan's
dad! It all ends with a session at the drag strip where the Crusher went
quicker than it ever has.
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for sponsoring Roadkill Live. Also thanks to Mast Motorsports, Gearstar,
Moser, Continental Tire, and BeCool for the products used in the Crusher Camaro during this
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