Video: The Lancia Delta S4 Goes 0-62 in 2.3 Seconds….on Dirt.

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The Lancia Delta S4 has been invading my brain for a few days now, and I just can’t seem to shake it off. If you aren’t familiar with it, I’m not that surprised because it was part of Group B Rally Racing back in 1985 and 1986. Then it sort of fell off the planet. Between 1982 and 1986, Group B rally racing was “open minded” when it came to the race cars, so some of them were horrifyingly, stupid, silly fast.  In fact, they were so dangerous that Group B was ended by the FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile) at the end of 1986.  Many people blame the rally spectators for this FIA decision because sometimes they stood in front of oncoming race cars, and got hit…..duh…  I’m not here to place blame though, I just want to share the greatness that is the S4.

The Lancia Delta S4 was loosely based on the Lancia Delta.   In reality, they shared almost nothing, except for the general shape of the body. The Delta S4’s body was built from carbon fiber, it had long arm race suspension, all wheel drive, and of course a twin charged mid mounted engine.  Officially it made 480 horsepower, but off the record, it was rumored to be closer to 600.  That is ludicrous power from a little 1759cc engine (That translates to about a 1.8 Liter or 107 cubic inch), not too shabby. (more…)

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Video: Supercharged Nailhead Ford Falcon Gasser

When I comb through eBay and Craigslist for cars that I can’t have and can’t afford, I’m really looking for two specific things.

1) I want to see barn finds.

2) I want to see race fuel huffing, hell fire spraying, tire-hanging, M/T smoking, YouTube-video-filled listings that make me want to rip the exhaust off my snowblower and hit it with a 100 shot of nitrous.

The Ebay listing I came  across today is pretty darn close to an exact match of my second request.  It is tough to wrap my brain around it to be honest.

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Stretched Bike vs Vette Powered RX7 Drift Battle.

I’ve done a lot of things on motorcycles including jumps, wheelies, rolling burnouts, and donuts, but never have I seen or heard of motorcycle drifting.  This is definitely a first for me.  As if that isn’t enough for a great video, then they drop a Corvette powered, 2300lb, 3rd Gen RX7 into the mix for official brain mushification.  Watch it, stew on it, and let me know what you think.

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Remembering Dale Earnhardt

We’re about a month out from the start of the 53rd annual Daytona 500. With every year that passes and when the green flag drops during the Daytona 500, you can’t help but think of Dale Earnhardt Sr. and what he meant to the sport.

I’ve been to the Daytona 500 many times myself and was fortunate enough to have been at the 1998 Daytona 500 with friends and family when Dale Earnhardt Sr. won. If you weren’t a Dale Earnhardt fan,on that day you were.
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Monday: S10 Xtreme LS6 T-56 Burnout FYE.

Watching a gross display of horsepower is probably the only thing better than the actual act of building a vehicle with such mouth watering abilities.  Today I bring to you a 1999 Chevy S10 Xtreme with a 2003 Corvette Z06 LS6 hiding under the hood.  Hanging off the back of the all aluminum V8 is a T-56 6-speed manual transmission that sends power out to the 275/40/17’s.   This really is a great way to start a Monday. Maybe every monday will begin with a burnout video…. hmmmm.

Picture Credit = “LowSub” @ S10forum.com:

http://www.s10forum.com/forum/f213/xtreme-ls6-take-2-a-435759/

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