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FEATURE CAR – ULTRA COOL – This wicked blown GT500 tribute runs bottom 7’s in the quarter! 1999, as a young 19 year-old Marine, Jake Conant was driving by a local Dodge dealer and noticed a black Dakota R/T pickup. “I thought it was the coolest truck I had ever seen, so I bought it,” Jake remembered. Not too long after, while on weekend leave, Jake was invited to the dragstrip by some friends; Cecil County Dragway in Maryland. He ran the truck down the strip and busted out a 14.50 elapsed time at 95mph, and right then and there, he was hooked!
NIGHT TRAIN – This Turbocharged 442 driven by Chris Kenney is High Speed Locomotion! For whatever reason, back in the day, Oldsmobile adopted the term “Rocket” and used it to identify many of their V8 engines from 1949 to 1990 along with a model; the Rocket 88, which was instrumental in creating the performance and race car movement we know today.
HARD TIME – Be careful what you call old…Chris Miller’s slick new 1932 Ford is state of the art cool! “In 1987, skateboard in hand, I stood in my childhood neighbourhood and admired a 1964½ Mustang Coupe with a 260 V8 Cengine. That was my ﬁrst car,” Chris Miller explained. And inspiration for cars and drag racing came directly from his father, “My dad was a ﬂag starter in the mid 60’s and raised my brother and I to repair our own cars.”
ATOMIC ORANGE – The perfect fusion of power and peak performance. At age ten, Carlton Thornton’s need for speed was already ﬁrmly established…and demonstrated. The Chevy Malibu belongs to a long list of models on the General Motors platform they referred to as the G-Body. Like the Fox Body Mustang from Ford, the architecture has a solid straight-line potential, albeit a bit on the heavy side.
TECH BONUS! – ICING ON THE CAKE – SHELBY GT500 – We give the RPM Project Silver Snake Shelby GT500 the look it deserves! If you have been following RPM for the past number of years, you have probably read about a slick rare color combo 2013 Shelby GT500 Mustang that we have tweaked with parts from Stainless Works and JLT, getting the factory stock supercharged 5.8 liter combo from 584.94 up to a solid neck-snapping 665.38 rear wheel horsepower.
Full release to non subscribers on May 10th, 2022.