Yee-Haw! It’s Uncle Jessie – Twin Turbo 1969 Ford F100

April 19th, 2024

The very mention of Uncle Jessie brings back images of the General Lee Mopar flattening the hills and straightening the curves. Well, this Uncle Jessie Ford F100 ain’t taking any quick curves but he will blister the asphalt in a straight line. Get ready for this rambunctious restomod purpose built for drag racing. Nothing fancy here. Uncle Jessie is a 1969 Ford F100 with an all-steel body (and glass) on a custom fab chassis. It’s a different story under the hood. That massive mill is a 585 cubic-inch Ford big block with a pair of 80-millimeter turbochargers. Yep, that’s an Read More

Down South Jukin’ – Texas Cash Days

April 17th, 2024

Speaking with an accent akin to my own, the iconic band known as Lynyrd Skynyrd said they were headed “Down South Jukin’ and looking for some peace of mind”. These crazy South Texas gearheads are after anything but peace. It’s pandemonium they seek in the form of a Mini Texas Cash Days (about a dozen cars) on the streets (of Mexico). Shall we investigate further? Walking past a turbo LS swapped BMW, our initial encounter is with a man in a Silverado pickup. He’s running a 408 cubic-inch V8 motor with aftermarket cylinder heads and a 98-millimeter turbocharger. The automatic Read More

ROADKILL – 1955 Chevy vs. 1931 Ford Model A – Drag Race

April 15th, 2024

Nothing has spurned more street races than the timeless battle of brand loyalty between Ford and Chevy. This video takes a look at a grudge match between a 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air and a 1931 Ford Model A. Both vehicles have been dramatically altered for drag racing purposes. Since both cruisers have the potential to lay down 8-second quarter-mile passes, they are each considered pretty fast. Let’s have a closer look. With a ton of new parts installed, Finnegan takes to the interstate in his Chevy. After a pit stop at Wild Horse Motorsports Park in Chandler, Arizona, the Chevy Read More

North vs. South Cash Days – 40 Cars $15K

April 8th, 2024

We join the 1320 crew down in Immokalee, Florida for a Small Tire Cash Days event with an estimated forty competitors for $15K in cash. This will be a No Prep single elimination winner take all contest that pits vehicles from the North against their counterparts from South of the Mason Dixon line. Let’s get it on! Right outta the gate, we’re looking at a Chevrolet Vega with a turbocharged small block V8. This beast (sponsored by Fuel Tech?) is estimated to make 1,800hp. BILLYTH3KID (Street Racing Channel) is also on hand. He’s running multiple classes with his twin turbo Read More

ProCharged F-Body Camaro vs. Charger Hellcat – 60 to 150 Street Hits

April 5th, 2024

We are taking it back to the streets (of Mexico) this evening for some high-spirited roll racing action. This will be a Chevrolet versus Dodge battle and it will be a single pass for all the marbles. Enjoy. A rear-wheel drive sedan, the Dodge Charger Hellcat is one of the most powerful mass-produced vehicles ever made. Equipped with a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 HEMI, the Hellcat is capable of producing 797hp and 707 lb.-ft. of torque. In stock condition the Charger Hellcat could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5-seconds and turn the quarter-mile in 11.5-seconds @ 126 mph despite Read More

1200HP Supercharged Volvo Wagon

April 1st, 2024

Well, Shawn from Autotopia LA has found another hot rod over which we gearheads can drool. Owned by Griffin Steinfeld, this 1200hp supercharged monster is delivered in an unlikely package. Minus the wheel tubs and massive rear tires, one might assume that this Volvo 240DL Wagon is just your ordinary grocery getter. The front suspension and brakes are factory. Period. The rear suspension setup is custom four-link with fully adjustable shocks. The front wheels are also stock Volvo. The rears are Weld Racing. Griffin is running a 370 cubic-inch GM overhead cam LS V8 engine. It’s professionally built by Hustler Read More

C8 Chevrolet Corvette vs. BMW M5 Competition – Street Hits

March 29th, 2024

Running on the streets (of Mexico) tonight, we have a shootout between import and domestic. The Chevy is bone stock and the BMW is only slightly modified for performance. Shall we examine the chariots? In white is the 2021 BMW M5 Competition. Equipped with a twin turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engine, the all-wheel drive M5 is capable of producing 617hp and 553 lb.-ft. of torque in stock trim. Tipping the scales at 4,237-pounds, this BMW can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 2.8-seconds and turn the standing quarter-mile in 10.9-seconds @ 128 mph. Top speed is 190 mph and this Read More

Heavyweight Single Elimination Battle at Street Car Takeover

March 28th, 2024

These are some of the heaviest – and fastest – cars in the west and they’re getting prepared to face off in single elimination drag racing action. Vehicles must weigh more than 4,200-pounds to compete in the Heavyweight Class at Street Car Takeover (SCT) Denver. As you can imagine, this class will draw many trucks, SUVs and all-wheel drive vehicles that tend to be a bit viscous. Let’s take a look at the roster as the First Round begins. Up first is the fastest Cadillac CTS-V in the World. He’s claiming a 7-second standing quarter-mile and looking good doing so. Read More

Gator Crossing Cash Days with Limpy on the Light

March 18th, 2024

It’s drag racing time in the Sunshine State, and we have Limpy on the Light. That means Cash Days and some head-to-head digs from the deepest, darkest remotes of swamp country. Get ready for sand in your craw and race fuel in your nostrils as the 1320 crew checks out Gator Crossing Cash Days. The first competitor we run into is Possum. I call him that because of the way he talks about his ride. “Oh, it does alright” he says about his twin turbo LS swapped Fox Body Mustang. This car looks to do a bit more than alright. Read More

Turbo 2JZ Swapped Chevy Colorado vs. Turbo Mustang – 60 to 150 MPH

March 15th, 2024

Delving into the late hours of the evening – and the wee hours of the morning – we encountered these rivals in their thunderous chariots. At considerable expense they have assembled garish mounts destined to achieve victorious results. Let’s have a look at the hardware. On the right is the Chevrolet Colorado pickup. If not for the slicks on all four corners, this compact sized work truck would be a total street sleeper. The all-wheel drive Colorado has undergone some extensive modifications. The stock engine was tossed aside for an inline 6-cylinder 3.0-liter Toyota 2JZ engine. Used in early Supra Read More