What goes down the 1320 in 7.04 seconds at 190 mph?

A 4G63 turbo powered rail car of course!  I know, I know, you are probably all like “Hey enough with the Mitsubishi power drag cars already!” My response to you is “Share some new, exciting, and unique non-mitsu powered stuff with me and I’ll post ‘em up!

Now, I really should have far more details about this car due to it being a local guy, its sheer awesomeness, the hottness, the quickness, and its immeasurable good looks.  Unfortunately I don’t at the moment.  If this video gets a positive response though, I will be sure to get all the details, have a real write-up (not just a quicky like this) and so much more!  This car has been many years in the making, so seeing it nearly dip into the 6′s while knocking on the door of 200mph is just plain sick.  Hopefully you enjoy it as much as I do.

Can’t see the video? Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVurhzRQhrY

Friday’s 1A Blog Video Wrap Up

Here’s a really cool 1930 Ford model A coupe Rat Rod with a suicide shifter outside of the car. It has a gas tank inside the car and a pretty cool gas cap located on the roof to fill-er-up. There’s a lot of really nice custom work done on this one.

Can’t see the video?  Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlQq-SpoO4w&feature=related

Friday’s 1A Blog Video Wrap Up

Tony’s Friday Video Pick:

“Keeping with this weeks theme and my excitement for racing, here’s a cool video that I dug up on YouTube of Clint Bowyer’s win at NHMS last year,when Tony Stewart ran out of gas.

This was also the controversial race where Clint Bowyer was docked 150 points, and 150,000 dollars for a quarter panel that was 60-thousandths of an inch out of what Nascar deems as acceptable. Less than the thickness of a quarter!”

Jeremy’s Friday Video Pick:

“I bet that you have never seen multiple Cadillac CTS-V’s on two wheels before.”

Can’t see the videos? Here are the links:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wivfPiQI5u4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fM1VF9F5vw

 

 

 

This Is What Owning A Car For 40 Years Is Like

This is just an absolutely great video about a man that has owned his Dodge Charger for 40 years.

Can’t see the video?  Here is the link to the original: http://vimeo.com/22457028

Remember that E30 BMW We Talked About? It’s Faster Now.

Back in February, we introduced you to Matt A. and his E30 BMW. Under his hood was a Mitsu Eclipse 4G63 turbo engine swap, along with a 6-speed manual transmission, and a turbo that could swallow a goose whole and not even surge.  Last year, Matt’s BMW was making a mere 500-ish horsepower and running low 11′s in the quarter mile at 119 mph.  So, it was basically too slow, because Matt wanted 9′s.  Fair enough.

It’s now July 2011, and racing season is in full swing again.  On July 9th Matt took his BMW up to New England Dragway for his first real testing day this season. Right off that bat, Matt tore off a 1.586 second 60 foot time, and ran 10.538 at 132 mph. Cutting a half a second off your 1320 time, along with gaining 13 mph is not too shabby I’d say.

Can’t see the video? Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfHRID7g6AY

You are probably saying “Great, but he still didn’t do 9′s yet, so what?”  Well, you see Matt has around 100 more horsepower on tap, ready to be “turned on” per se.  He is just on the fence about cranking it up and grabbing 9′s in the weeks ahead, OR saving his fresh drivetrain for the 19th Annual DSM shootout in Ohio on August 20th and 21st.  Regardless of when it happens, 9′s are going to happen, and you will see the video here when it does.

More to come…

Post Y2K – Hyundai’s Are Doing Rear Wheel Drive Burnouts!

In the post Y2K world, Hyundai’s are rear wheel drive, and can be found shredding their Potenzas with 429 meat filled V8 horsepower.  On Friday, anything is possible.

Can’t see the video?  Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJAbrSWujv4

Jay Leno Is First to Test Out The 2012 Beetle Turbo.

Can’t see the video? Here is the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9L3n-w3N5I

Jay Leno has the car collection that every enthusiast dreams of.  He also gets invited to awesome car-related events because well… he’s a famous & ridiculously knowledgeable car-guy.  That’s what famous car-guys do.  Most recently, he was in Wolfsburg Germany checking out the brand new Volkswagen Beetle that has been buzzing around the internet for a few months now.  It seems that the vast majority of VW enthusiasts are excited about the new model because of it’s sleeker, more Porsche-esque look.  Jay Leno agrees.  What’s that you say? You like old cars?  Well you are in luck, because in the video, Jay also drives the worlds oldest Volkswagen Beetle from 1938.

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