De Gudfar Impala Bringing The Noise To The Track And The Street


Homewrecker Motorsports just dropped a bomb on the no-prep/street racing/Heavy Street worlds in the form of this purely sinister ’63 Impala! Dubbed De Gudfar, the Norwegian translation of “The Godfather”, of badass gangster movie lore, this matte black monster is built to kick ass on the street and the track, and with gobs of torque and horsepower on tap, look for this car to make an impact early and often.

The Impala is owned by Todd Haug, and was built by his brother Jamond, who will also wheel the all-steel torque monster. Power will come from a 540 cubic-inch Brad Anderson Hemi with a massive screw blower force-feeding air from the top side while an MSD MAG44 helps spark the air/fuel mixture. Hot gasses will be removed via a set of TEK headers, while the power will be sent rearward through a Neal Chance NSX converter and a Turbo 400 transmission.

12794515_1699485450334183_4108964246511334553_nThe brothers Haug showed up at the Armageddon no-prep shootout last year with another of the Homewrecker hot rods and were turned away due to “not being street enough”. Armed with that for motivation, they decided to make the Impala much more “street”! It wears all-GM steel body panels, factory glass, an unmolested dash, a headliner, and factory framerails out front. It’s also tagged, titled and insured for street duty, so any promoter will have a hard time denying entrance to this car, at least based on its street cred. Another detail the Haug’s point out proudly on the De Gudfar Facebook page is the hood, which opens and closes “just as GM intended”, despite the huge screw blower protruding through it.

The team plans to hit a variety of events in 2016, from Heavy Street at Orlando Speed World to as many grudge, no-prep and street racing events as possible. With the awesome mix of factory goodies and screw-blown insanity, the Haug brothers’ heavy Chevy is sure to make an impression on all who run across it. Thanks to Steven Wilson of Wilson Motorsports Photography for the excellent imagery!

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Jeremy Patterson

Jeremy Patterson, known to most as "Taco," is a husband and father of two from Madison, Alabama. A former bracket racer, he stepped out of the seat in 2005 to focus on his growing family. A few years ago, he returned to the sport, this time with camera in hand as a trackside photographer. He started before joining DragZine in 2014 as a freelance writer.
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