Race Cars

Vintage Big-Block Gasser: 1936 Willys Pickup

Last week we covered this 1956 Chevrolet Gasser that is a nicely prepared car but appears to have been built more for street use than actual drag racing. Today, we have a 1936 Willys Model 77 pickup, that is… more»

496 Big-Block Gasser! 1956 Chevrolet 210

I’ll have to refer to this one as way-cool! It’s an old-school style gasser, a drag-strip staple from the ’60s. There is no mention of when this car was set-up as in whether it is a holdover from a… more»

The Witt Kitt Barn Find Update!

Back in March of 2018, we featured one fantastic barn find, which you can read about here. A 1957 Corvette that had been used as a drag car by Larry Witt back in the ’60s. After a few years… more»

408 Stroker: 1972 Plymouth Duster 340

This is not your run-of-the-mill Duster 340. It doesn’t even have a 340 engine any longer. Instead, the little Plymouth now sports a brand new 408 Stoker V-8 that’s estimated at 450 hp. So, this is not a car… more»

Boxes And Boxes: 1950s Jaguar D-Type Project

For heaven’s sake don’t let the children look over your shoulder at this car’s post for fear they’ll have night sweats about aliens! Well, hopefully, this big-boy car kit in YOUR garage doesn’t give YOU night sweats of a… more»

“Slo-Motion” 1968 Plymouth BO29 Hemi ‘Cuda

Not too many legitimate race cars ever come up for sale, especially one that looks almost identical to it was when it was a competitive racer. This 1968 Plymouth Barracuda was one of fifty that were produced by Chrysler… more»

Stored 23 Years: 1966 Chevrolet Impala SS

The Super Sport (SS) debuted in 1961 on the Chevy Impala and did so well that it became its own series in 1964. Earlier SS models could be had with most any engine/transmission combination, which explains why more than… more»

Eegor The Eyesore! 1952 Kurtis Kraft Racer

Take a body and chassis from Indy 500 winning race car builder Kurtis Kraft, add one high-strung German Borgward racing engine, and you get something like this interesting vintage racer called “Eegore the Eyesore!” Virtually unchanged since the ’60s,… more»

Drag Race Prepped:1969 Chevrolet Big-Block Corvette

It was not unusual in the ’60s and ’70s to find a C2 or C3 Corvette set up for drag racing. I have to admit, I really never understood why. Wasn’t the ‘Vette supposed to be the refined road… more»

Black Beauty: 1963 Ford 300 R-Code 427

In 1963, most people bought the Ford 300 because they didn’t want anything fancy or didn’t have the budget to get a Galaxie 500. However, a limited number of them – perhaps 50 – were assembled as factory-built race… more»

Classifieds Find: 1941 Studebaker Stock Car

The development cycles of road cars and race cars are very similar. The big difference is that the development cycles of race cars tend to be significantly accelerated when compared to the road-going examples. Competition can be cut-throat, and… more»

$1,000,000?!! 1977 Holden Torana A9X Hatchback

While it is possible to draw many parallels between the US and Australia’s muscle car scenes, much of what drove the market Down Under was motivated by motorsport success. Nowhere is this better encapsulated than in this 1977 Holden… more»

Factory Racer! 1966 Ford Custom R-Code 427

I remember a time when people who bought Ford Custom or Chevrolet Biscayne two-door sedans were usually of the “get off of my lawn” persona. And they were generally individuals that were, how should I say it, financially conservative…. more»

1964 Chevrolet Corvette Drag Racer

If you like a challenge, this highly desirable and conceivably rebuildable-to-stock 1964 Corvette convertible with hardtop, originally a 327 with 300 horsepower and a Muncie M20 four-speed transmission, could be a great winter project. It’s here on Facebook Marketplace… more»

2010 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak With Zero Miles!

The 2010 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak is a relatively unassuming looking vehicle designed for serious competition use. It is also a modern classic that is coveted by serious performance enthusiasts. This car was placed into storage when it was… more»

TV Celebrity! 1967 Dodge Coronet 440 R/T

This 1967 Dodge Coronet R/T came across our Barn Finds tip line defined as “Crazy” but it actually looks more serious than crazy – and that’s serious about straight-line performance. A car with some celebrity TV status, this Dodge… more»