When it comes to Pro-Street racing there's plenty of cars that just wear the numberplates and never see the street, but Joe Geri's twin turbo Capri isn't one of them. With a 4-litre Lexus quad-cam V8 under the bonnet it is 100% NSW street legal and as you can see on the video it can run an 8.38 at 160mph on 275 width drag radials. In fact Joe even drove the car to the track, something he does every meeting, and since the 4-litre combo went in the car has done over 35,000kms on the street and over 350 passes on the track along with 100 runs on the Dyno. How's that for reliability? What a car!
SUBTLE Twin Turbo Torana Run Sixes
When we first saw SUBTLE it was wearing two high mount turbos on a small block Chev. It was plenty fast
but the owner Jeremy Callaghan wanted more. So now the turbos are mounted lower and there a Dandy Engines
built 622ci big block up front. Oh yeah - it's fast.
WAR440 - Supercharged 500ci Mopar Hardtop
Mark Arblaster had his WAR440 hardtop out at Sydney Dragway on the weekend
to prepare for an attack on Drag Week. He managed a string of 8.6-second
runs which is pretty stout for a 4000lb+ leaf spring car but a lifter
failure at the end of the day damaged the cam and possibly any chance of
the car making it to Drag Week. Bummer!
MINCER - Crazy Supercharged Ford Capri
Okay, it's not the average grocery getter but Tristan Ocker's MINCER Capri
is one awesome bit of gear. You might want to turn your sound up or down -
depending on how much you like your hearing and how much you loove blown
Twin Turbo V8 Lexus-powered Capri
Joe Geri's Capri recently featured in Street Machine Magazine and it has
run as fast as 8.34 at 164mph. But instead of running a V8 Ford engine Joe
has gone for a 4-litre Lexus V8, which is legally the biggest engine he can
fit to the car and turbo it while
remaining totally street legal. He drives this car to the track, bolts on
some slicks, runs eights and drives it home. It's a true street and strip
warrior. Nice one Joe!
Hot Rod Smokeshow
We don't see too many hot rods doing burnouts unfortunately and when we do
it's always a treat. this blown small block Chevy powered Ford put on a
reasonable show at Summernats before it started to get a bit hot and exited
UCSMOKE - Got Smoke?
Steve Loader and his Holden HT Premier UCSMOKE are a tyre destroying combo.
Just watch how much smoke is fired into the crowd at Summernats before he's
engulfed in it when the car reaches the pad. Then it's just a matter of
listening as that 14/71 supercharged 532ci big block screams at 7500rpm
WILDXB - Mad Max Eat Your Heart Out
Mad Max was a cool movie but it's not Mel's acting ability that we love,
it's the blown Falcon Coupe that he uses to mow down the bad guys.
Supercharged Falcon Coupes will always have a special place in our hearts.
APSA Round-3 10.5 Outlaw Final
In the 10.5 Outlaw final st Sydney dragway it was Jeremy Callaghan in the
green twin turbo Torana up against Frank
Mamone in the blown Hemi powered Nova. With a 6.3sec pass in an earlier
round Mamone had the advantage.
APSA Round 3 Modified Street Blown/Outlaw Radial final
Not sure why they combined Modified Street Blown with Outlaw Radial for
Round 3 of the Australia Pro Street series but that's what they did. Joe
Gauci's twin turbo Cortina has run
low-7s at 200mph while Steve Bezzina's XW sedan has run 8.0 with it's
single turbo combo. Both cars run donks
from Dandy Engines, but barring a complete brain fade from Gauci it was
always going to go the Cortina's way. Still, both cars are impressive as
APSA Round 3 - X275 Final
On of the newest classes to the Australian Pro Street scene is the X275
Radial class where cars are challenged to get the power down through a
relatively small tyre. There was plenty of low 8-second action and even a
7.9 that stunned everyone. In the final it was Brett Benz in the twin turbo Commodore up against Scott Cortina in
the big block Chevy powered HG Premier.
APSA Round 3 - Pro Street Blown final
With most of the big guns running Outlaw 10.5 or Outlaw Radial the Pro
Street Blown final was a bit slower that usual. It was a close race though
with the holeshot being the deciding factor.