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!
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
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!
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.
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.
2JZ Supra - Flat Tyre at 180MPH+
Watch the attitude of this wickedly fast Supra change in the top end as Po
Tung struggles to keep it off the wall when the right hand rear tyre
deflates. Pretty sure he ended up in the sand trap at the end of the track
because he was so busy with the steering wheel he didn't have time to
deploy the chute until it was too late.
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!
Australia's Quickest Nitrous Car - Wilson/Kryger Camaro
Edit: It's been pointed out there might be a couple of quicker Nitrous cars in Australia but regardless this car
is pretty impressive so I'll let the title stand.
I'm pretty sure this is Australia's quickest Nitrous car, although if I'm wrong someone will
let me know.
With a monster motor and massive gas kit the car runs some seriously quick
times considering it's only on 10.5 rubber. It's still early days for the
black Camaro, owned by
Johnny Wilson and Simon Kryger, who knows how fast they'll get it going?
R32 Skyline Burnout
We hear alot from the import crowd about how shit the V8s are and how
dinosaurs like that should be extinct, but after watching this R32 burnout,
do you really think imports are better? He does okay but really I reckon
you could do the same in a V6 Commodore.
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
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
MINCER Runs 7.54 at Sydney Dragway
It's been a while since i've seen Tristan Ocker's MINCER Capri running down
the quarter but it certainly hasn't lost any of it's ferocity. I only saw
one pass from the green Capri at Sydney Dragway but it was a doozy running
a 7.54 at 193mph with the wheels liftings all the way through the run.