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By Simon Telford | Photos by Povi Pullinen, 18 Sep 2015 News


A selection of our favourite cars from Day Four of Hot Rod Drag Week 2015

WHILE we’ve been fairly entranced by the antics of the Aussie teams at Drag Week 2015, there is a lot of other fascinating machinery on show. Here are just a few of our favourites:

2013-ZL1-CamaroTom McGilton’s 2013 ZL1 Camaro is an amazing piece of work. It is a Larson Race Cars-built 2500hp Unlimited Class monster, but it retains all of the factory comforts, including the interior, audio, insulation, air conditioning and even Bluetooth! The mill is a 540ci big-block with twin 88mm turbos and an air-to-air intercooler. 

Honda -CivicJeff Lutz Jr rolls in one hell of a Honda Civic. It runs a 434ci twin-turbo Chev small-block, two-speed auto and a Gear Vendors overdrive out back. Sadly, the little tube-frame weapon is out of the game.

1953-chev -belairScott Brown from Austin, Texas rolls in a ’53 Chev Bel Air. It is powered by a 6.0-litre LQ4 V8, with a single 76mm Precision turbo and air-to-air intercooler. Driving through a 4L60E auto, the Chev is running 10.7s at 135mph. 

1962-Chevy -IIYep, gassers can do Drag Week! James Forbes’s ’62 Chevy II runs mid-10s and looks fantastic doing it.
 SS-Chev -BlazerStephen Fagen’s SS Chev Blazer (it is actually an S10 pick-up with Blazer roof and quarter panels) runs a ProCharged big-block and is a Drag Week veteran. It makes over 1000hp at the tyres, and has run a best of 9.04 at Drag Week, but has crept into the eight-second zone in other competitions.

1963-Falcon -WoodySorry Ford fans, but Addie Ross’s ’63 Falcon woody uses nitrous-assisted Chev power to run flat 10-second passes. Even so, it is a stupidly cool car.