Inspired by the popular phrase “Baptism by Fire,” a commonly used phrase to describe when an individual is thrust into a new situation, experience or environment, “Baptism by Nitro” is NHRA’s call to encourage long-time fans to bring a family member or friend that hasn’t experienced the heart-pounding atmosphere of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.
On this episode of Hot Rod Garage, Presented by Lincoln Tech, we round out a season of El Camino upgrades with a big heart transplant. Gone is our old 383ci Small-Block and in its place is Chevrolet Performance’ LS376/525 an all-aluminum, fuel-injected, crate engine that is probably underrated at 525hp and 475 lb-ft of torque. Using parts from Hooker, Aeromotive, Holley, Gearstar, Flex-A-Lite, and Chevrolet Performance, the swap only requires a few holes drilled and a bit of exhaust pipe fitting to make happen. In the end, our 1969 El Camino lost some weight and reset the track record on our autocross course. In this episode we also have a new Lincoln Tech Quick Tip and another Q & A session with Finnegan and Freiburger.
Stock eliminations from the 60th annual US Nationals.
This week, we bring you one of the pinnacle Muscle Cars ever built, for multiple reasons! You’re looking at the very first 1970 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda Convertible ever built. Rare because they only made 14 Hemi ‘Cuda drop-tops in ’70, cool because of the 425 HP 426 cube Hemi V8 under the hood, and even more unique because this is the frist one to roll off the assembly line. Dressed in Rallye Red with a red interior and black top, this car even sports a red Shaker hood scoop for more attention-getting fun. Mash the gas and the dual Carter four-barrels open up to provide fuel – lots of fuel – to the hungry Hemi below. The Brothers Collection is home to some awesome cars, but this one is over the top, even with the top down!
Adam takes Jay under the hood of his freshly painted and extremely rare Islero – one of only 125 ever made!
CPTV PBIR: JACK BECKMAN’S LOVE/HATE RELATIONSHIP WITH TESTING
In this episode, Fred Williams teams up with Recoil Magazine editor Iain Harrison to see what happens when they build a ballistic truck with a 1979 Ford Bronco. The build will be combining Fred’s offroading input and Iain’s grasp of firepower. Starting in Southern California at 4Wheel Parts, the Bronco will begin to take a new form with installs of a Gibson Exhaust, Procomp wheels, and Smittybilt winch and armor. While the truck transforms, so do Fred and Iain when they get outfitted at 5.11 Tactical. The Bronco then makes its way to Arizona where Iain takes over the transformation of the Bronco by installing guns!
1,000 MILES OF DRIVING and averaging in the SIXES over 5 days – Drag Week 2014 CHAMPION Jeff Lutz Sr put on one hell of a show with his son Jeff Lutz Jr this year as they each piloted two of the NASTIESTS 1957 Chevy’s known to man.