Art Morrison 1955 Chevy Bel Air - Faster Than a Ferrari?
The Smoking Tire hits Supercar Sunday and the canyons with the Art Morrison 1955 Bel Air, one of the best handling hot rods around. We toss this 55 year-old car through some of the tightest curves in California to find out if there really is such a thing as a Hot Rod for drivers.
Pantera: Restore or Pro-Tour
The Smoking Tire takes to the canyons with TWO beautiful Detomaso
Pantera's. One is a highly original car with a big-dollar concours
restoration, the other is a completely customized SEMA build by the
legendary Ringbrothers. Which way would you have it?
What happened when this Evo chased a Porsche?
The Smoking Tire heads out to Willow Springs International Raceway to test
a friend's Mitsubishi Evo X, tuned by Road Race Engineering. Is the Evo
quick enough to keep up with a Porsche 996 Cup Car? We'll see.....
Can a Nissan Versa beat a Corvette?
Matt always buys impractical cars and tries to justify them as practical,
even though they are far from it. Dan makes him put his money where his
mouth is by holding a practicality challenge against the most practical car
in the US: a base Nissan Versa.
Lamborghini vs. Turbo Ford GT vs. Audi R8 Supercharged
The Smoking Tire heads out to Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch in a 370Z
Roadster to find out which car can attain the highest speed on Spring
Mountain's 2.7 mile road course. Can Matt Farah, driving a Lamborghini
LP550-2, outgun a Twin turbo Ford GT and
a Supercharged Audi R8? We will see.
1950 Chevrolet: Morrison Farm Truck - /BIG MUSCLE
The 1950 Chevrolet 3100 Series pickup is the quintessential American farm
truck. However, after Craig Morrison of Art Morrison Enterprises found it
languishing in someone's front yard, this little farm truck went from
all-slo, to all-go. The original chassis was removed in favor of a new GT
Sport bolt-on unit, as was the original Chevy straight-six engine. In its
place sits a new GM Performance Parts crate motor with EFI injection that's
coupled to a Hughes Performance 4L60E automatic transmission. With the
original paint and interior still intact, this old truck has been given a
new lease on life while still retaining all the heritage that made it great
over 60 years ago.
1000 HORSEPOWER 57 CHEVY BURNOUT.
THIS IS A WALK AROUND VIDEO OF MY 57 BEL AIRE THAT I HAVE FOR SALE.THE CAR
IS VERY CLEAN WITH A 540 CUBIC INCH MERLIN BIG BLOCK CHEVY WITH AN 871
LITTLEFIELD BLOWER.THE MOTOR WAS CUSTOM BUILT AT BIG AL,S TOYBOX. EMAIL ME
WITH ANY QUESTIONS AT SOQUICK2006@YAHOO.COM
1927 Ford: Double-Trouble -- /BIG MUSCLE
• Gordon Tronson
In the world of hot-rodding there are few cars that are going to leave as
big an impression as this - the 1927 Ford Model T custom simply known as
"Double-Trouble". It rides on a custom-built tube chassis that's fabricated
from 1.5-inch tube. Is powered by two 4.6-liter modular V8s from Ford with
four, count 'em, FOUR Superchargers for
an approximate power output of around 1,200 hp. It also utilizes the
rear-end (inboard disc brakes and all) from an early Jaguar. It's a rolling
a Hot Wheels car and a masterpiece of engineering that is sure to make all
your naughty bits tingle.
1955 Chevy Gasser
A 1955 Chevrolet Gasser that a Friend of mine built....This car is all
about the history of the Gasser style car in Drag Racing....if you were
around back than..it will bring back memory's...if you weren't...see what
you were missing...very cool car...check it out!!
Bad-Ass Buick: 1955 Special - /BIG MUSCLE
• Harry Fisher
In stock form, the 1955 Buick Special could best be described as a "nice"
car. It's not drop dead gorgeous like a 1959 Impala, nor does it have the
panache of say a 1956 Chrysler 300. You see the '55 Buick Special was a
working mans car. It had room enough for the whole family, a decent
power-plant thanks to its 264 cubic inch V8, and style that was, well...
above average. Harry Fisher or "Uncle Harry" as most people know him, saw
the old Buick a bit differently though. He knew that with a few little
touches (like a 502 cubic inch big-block, modern suspension, and a new set
of wheels) that this old Buick had the potential to become one of the
baddest hot-rods around.
The Original Sting Ray - /BIG MUSCLE
• BRIAN HOBAUGH
When did you first realize that you loved cars? Maybe it was the time you
caught a glimpse of a Ferrari as you were sitting in the back of your
parents minivan. Or maybe it happened after watching your older brother do
a burnout in his rusted out Camaro. For owner Brian Hobaugh,
his love of cars started thanks to his Dad and a certain 1965 Chevrolet
Corvette that's been in their family for over 30 years.