12.4 @ 116mph. 10-12-08 @ MMM 75 or so degrees out. Still on street tires, so first gear is 1/2 throttle till about 4500rpm, then 3/4 throttle till I get to second gear. Car is an 03 Marauder with a VT 324 big bore stroker, Paxton Novi 2000, American Racing long tube headers, quite a but more but I'm too lazy to type it all.
9 Second Marty-O Mercury Marauder
Martin Och's winning run at Atlanta Dragway in September 2009. You could
have fit a beer can under the driver's front tire at launch.
Mercury Cars of 1949 to 1951
The Mercury car model has been around since 1939 and was introduced as a
mid range priced vehicle by Edsel Ford.
Cars built between 1949 and 1951, would in later years prove to be very
popular amongst the Hot Rod Car Enthusiasts. They would reshape the steel
to produce cars that would set a new standard for Customized Vehicles.
Early model Mercury cars of 1949 to 1951 had a 90 degree V type, "L" head 8
cylinder engine with a displacement of 255.4 cubic inches. These engines
put out 112 horsepower at 3600 R.P.M.
Later model cars of 1955 replaced the "L" engine with the "Y" block V-8
producing between 188 and 198 horsepower dependant on the
engine type for that year.
This slide show is a part of a series of pictures of cars from different
car shows that I've attended here in Southern California U.S.A.