Early in 1990, 28-year-old Darrell “the Kid” Gwynn was being fitted for a crown that pundits assumed he would wear for years to come. Hailed as “the man who would be king,” he was heir apparent to Top Fuel legend “Big Daddy” Don Garlits to whom he had finished second in points in 1986. In little more than four pro seasons, he had won 18 races and finished no worse than fourth in the Top Fuel driver standings.
SWEDISH No Prep Racing! The big boys come out to play now that the No Prep style of racing has spread long ways outside of the United States all the way to SWEDEN! The street cars have their own No Prep series on an air strip outside of Stockholm. At this event we found a bunch of fast cars! Nitrous Monza, Blown Nova & Twin turbo Opel just to mention a few.
This episode of Roadkill powered by Dodge features a special guest cohost, JP Magazine Editor Rick Péwé, who has been doing barn-find rescues and road trips with David Freiburger since before there was a Roadkill. Freiburger and Péwé are at it again here, revisiting a 1946 Willys flatfender Jeep they first pulled from the fields of Utah back in 2001. The engine blew up a few miles into that trip 16 years ago, so the Jeep was left untouched in Freiburger’s garage for at least a dozen years—until now. After uncovering the Willys from piles of long-forgotten speed parts and boxes, the guys give the engine a super-cheap rebuild, fix up the brakes, and hit the road. Will the Roadkill curse strike even with Péwé at the wheel? We think you know the answer, but don’t worry—nothing will stop the team from big action with a small Jeep. Roadkill is back to normal with cohost Mike Finnegan next time. Though, come to think of it, this Jeep boondoggle is pretty normal for Roadkill, too
Hot Rod Drag Week is back in FULL swing for 2017! Starting at Cordova International Raceway we pulled up to a PACKED raceway overflowing with Die Hard Street Cars piloted by Die Hard Racers! We could not be more excited and ready to dive into the insanity that is Drag Week! Traveling to 4 Tracks across over 1,000 mile, in 5 days time, this GRUELING test of endurance is one of the greatest challenges out there for the Street Car Community! With Day 0 only being Tech/Registration and Test & Tune, there have already been plenty of obstacles for many of the racers. There are many days ahead and we hope to see as many people as possible complete the full journey!
You KNOW you’re in for a good time when you see wheelie bars, and big tires on an old station-wagon at a drag strip. Sure enough, it’s first pass down the track brought smiles to ALL of our faces – pulling the wheels and doing a double-wheelie effortlessly! This car has come a long ways, and we can’t wait to see it again soon!
Roadkill’s David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan join Jessi Lang, Angus MacKenzie and Jonny Lieberman on this episode of Wide Open Throttle. The panel answers your most burning Roadkill questions and gives a little insight into what it takes to create the show every month. The discussion then turns to muscle cars, including what the new Dodge SRT Challenger needs to do in order to compete with the Ford GT500 and the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28.
Catch all the excitement of the gear-jamming, wheels-up action from the Southeast Gassers Association, drag racing’s strictest period correct series. This year marks the seventh season of the specialty series which takes racers and fans alike back to the good old days of 1967. This episode focuses on the action from the Lyons Dragway event in Indiana.
1320Video is back at Rocky Mountain Race Week 2017! To kick things off, we land in Kearney, Nebraska for the first day of testing. Many of these racers have only finished their cars the night before and are running on little or no sleep, so this is the perfect opportunity to dial in their street machines. The temperatures this week are going to be a blistering 90-100 degrees which makes for a challenge for these drivers and the long journey ahead of them. Racers such as Larry Larson and Doug Cline making 2-3,000 horsepower really have their work cut out of them managing the heat of the day!