For every failed drag car design, something was learned, for better or for worse. This list of the top 10 cars that didn’t work isn’t a knock on these racers, but a testament to their ingenuity, their courage, and frankly, the size of their balls to think outside the box of conventional thinking.
This ’69 Camaro SS was given a breath of fresh air, literally, in the form a ProCharged blown LSX. Packing 412 cubic inches, Eric Gustafson’s Camaro reminds us what Pro Street is really all about. It’s a class winner at a recent NMCA event, and makes all LS enthusiasts proud.
Tim McAmis Race Cars and Mike Knowles have teamed up to bring you another incredible Pro Mod – this time Mike’s awesome “Blown Money” ’67 GT500 Pro Mod Mustang. Check inside for the scoop found only here at Dragzine.
Read along as we take an in-depth look at the quickest, fastest, and baddest Camaro ZL1s in the U.S.A. to date! We talk with Livernois Motorsports, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, and Redline Motorsports about their record setting and ground breaking ZL1s. Who’s the toughest of them all?
Though the times might change, some things don’t. Fox body ‘Stangs are cheaper than ever, and people are stuffing just about everything under the hoods of these pocket rockets. Dan Hale is one of those guys, and under the hood of this ‘Stang is not a SBF, but a twin-turbo Mod Motor.
Coyote Stock is set to become the next big thing in NMRA racing. Jacob Lamb made the switch this year from Modular Muscle and a built four valve 4.6 to the Coyote Stock. It runs near identical times, although 500lbs heavier than before. Inside is the feature on his fierce four eye.
Business partners Bryan Metzenheim and Mikey Rees are on the verge of re-debuting this incredibly well-crafted 1992 Camaro in the 10.5W ranks, complete with a ProCharger F3-136-blown powerplant.
Great driving talent and a solid combination can only take you so far in racing. Rick Riccardi III is quick to give a great deal of credit to his crew who help him go rounds and make the winning effort on race weekends. With a revised combination on hand, Riccardi is quickly becoming unstoppable in Hot Street.
There are a lot of trigger words that will always catch the attention of gearheads; quickest, fastest, most powerful. Those words can be thrown around a lot, but we’re thinking it’s safe to go ahead and call Poust’s 8-second, 700 RWHP Datsun the “Quickest Stock Bottomed 4.8L Car in the World.”
Not only did the ARH/Farks team best their previous IRS record at the 2012 Chevrolet Performance Parts LSX Shootout, but they also took home the win in the 5th Gen Camaro Challenge against some very tough competition. Step inside to get all the details on the quickest 5th IRS 5th Gen around.
At most drag strips, the car getting to the finish line first is one that you can recognize quite easily – usually because it’s a popular model. But Dustin Lee’s bracket winning race car is more recognizable for a different reason.
Often the obstacle to going fast is less about horsepower and more about available funds. Adam Cox took a unique approach combining a DOHC 4.6L engine with a carburetor. Couple that with a chassis that hooks and you’ve got a recipe for 10′s on a budget.
The ZL1 has the power, the grip and the technology to make it a dangerous weapon in a straight line, even though the dragstrip was never meant to be it’s ideal arena of competition. We were recently invited by Chevy to sample the ZL1′s drag strip capabilities for ourselves, and have our full review right inside…
Of course a ’67 Fastback that runs in the 10′s tends to grab the attention of any blue oval nut and after a weekend of chatting it was decided that the Sniff brother’s ’67 needed to be shown in action at Irwindale Speedway.
“Here Comes da Judge” was a popular comedy skit back in the late 60′s, and Pontiac capitalized on it with “The Judge”, a GTO that became a collector’s car and one of the iconic muscle cars of that era. This one is far from normal though, sporting two screw superchargers
It’s one thing to go fast, but it’s another when you can do it with a daily driver with air conditioning. We take a look at some of the fastest full weight 2011 Mustangs currently out there.
The COPO Camaro is officially on its way, and it won’t be long until these beasts start tearing up a drag strip near you. In the meantime, out friends at GM Performance Parts sent us over the Official Spec Sheet for the COPO to tide us over. Reading it through, we found quite a few good surprises. Check it out!
Four-eyed Fox-body Mustangs don’t get the respect they deserve. But a South Florida Sheriff’s Deputy named Joe Guertin dropped a sealed Coyote 5.0 engine into his old ’85 Mustang, and drove it to a 2nd place finish at the inaugural NMRA Coyote Stock Nationals, and we have the details on his unique Mustang.
57-year old Randy Seward may not wear a suit of gadget-infested armor or run, bike, and swim ungodly distances in succession, but what he’s accomplished is nothing short of surreal in the drag racing world and worthy of the term Ironman. Read the story of his 4,000 mile trek in an 8-second Mustang right here.
On Friday’s qualifying pass, Jay launched the car at 4,000, which resulted in a big wheelstand that nearly yanked the rear tires off the ground. This ’32 ain’t no show-stopping trailer queen, she’s a quarter-mile fighter.