Category: Race Cars

Finalizing Another Chevy Vega

At the end of the day

This Vega Wagon is certified NHRA 6.0 and will be ready for the 2018 drag race season. For sale soon. This 1977 Vega Wagon recently got the rear 4-link set, and the pinion angle finalized. The front end received the final alignment,

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Drag Race Door Car – Ready For 2018 Season – For Sale Soon

vega hatchback gets tubs

This Drag Racing Door Car Is For Sale

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New 427 SBC gets installed in the Vega Hatchback drag car

427 SBC

Front of the engine and fuel system mock up has been finalized and looking good! Final cockpit mock up in progress. The big question is . . . sheet metal tunnel or no tunnel? Little more cutting, and rear sheet

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A Peek Under The Vega Wagon Drag Car

The Vega Wagon is nearing completion mechanically. Here is a quick look at the underside. The sheetmetal ended up being high in the car so, added bonus, not much hanging down. Wide open underneath. Big Everything:  4 link bars, wheel

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Street Outlaws and Grudge Racing

Kai Kelly, Murder Nova and the entire Street Outlaw gang showed up at Bristol Thunder Valley recently. What a hoot. The event was packed. It shows how much people love heads-up racing. Looking for your own competitive Street Outlaw –

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New Build: Vega Hatchback

Another rust-free body fresh out of storage — today it met the plasma cutter and we separated the shell from the complete car. Rough cuts to release from the donor car, still alot more surgical trimming to come. On to

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Wiring The Vega Wagon

We’ve been making great progress finalizing the Vega Wagon build. Below you will notice; relays, timers, hot posts, coils, capacitors, wire, solenoids and MSD boxes. The brakes are plumbed. We like the Racepak. Stainless side exit exhaust … yahoo. Sheet metal almost

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6.0 NHRA Certification

1977 Vega Wagon – entire build step by step:

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Drag car build in the final stages… Look at the stance of this car.

drag racing fun
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Vega Wagon Bodywork By Ray Charles…

Paint by Stevie Wonder… Looking for a Michelangelo to finish…

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Getting up to speed on the Vega Wagon build

1977 vega wagon drag car

The Vega is nearing completion!  The body has been removed for the final time after welding in the firewall.  We have flipped the chassis and air panned it. The passenger side could be aluminum, but we made it steel getting ahead of

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Race Car Ready… Just Add Driver

drag racer ready to fight another day

This G-body is back together ready to fight again. The backend has been welded and braced up. Now is the time for a test pass to see how the car reacts from last season. The solid body mounts installed will help stiffen

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Metal Fabrication: Stretching the wheel wells on the Vega Wagon

metal fabrication and wheel well stretch

We were having a little problem getting the 31-inch drag slicks in and out of the vega wheelhouse, so just imagine a 32- or 33-inch tire. The vega quarter panels did not have any bondo so it was an obvious candidate

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The Vega Wagon Drag Car

chevy vega for sale

  We are getting to the end of the pile of S&W chrome moly tubing. Engine and transmission placement are completed, setup for a Big Block Chevy. We were lucky to find a clean and straight sheet metal body, it’s

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Chevy Beretta Drag Racing Project On The Jig Table

Jim Oddy

This Jim Oddy race car was purchased from ODDY’s Automotive. It is a stretched Chevy Beretta. These photos are from 1989 the early days of PRO MOD. Jim Oddy is known for pushing the limits of his drag cars. In true Jim

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New Drag Race Chassis On The Jig Table

This mild steel tube chassis project is TIG welded. With 1000 horsepower it will be a Super Gas / Bracket Car. It will absolutely make a showing at Bristol Dragway next season.

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2015 Drag Racing Hall of Fame Inductees

Della Woods Nostalgia funny car

Eastcoast Drag Times Hall of Fame announced 2015 drag racing inductees to include Della Woods an AA/FC, NHRA pro driver from 1969 – late 1980’s. Della Woods was the first female driver in the 5 second bracket in the funny

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It is a beautiful day for a ROMP in the Coupe!

First drive for the Coupe

Today, we took the first ever drive in the ’33 Coupe.  No wheelies, cookies or skids in this video – simply a test drive. Here are some of the highlights. From the look and sound of things, this custom pro

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Jr Drag Racing and then what?

The Perfect Reaction Time

During the recent Super Chevy Show many Jr. Dragsters were competing. We saw everything from a 6-year-old boy chasing his helmet to a 16-year-old girl getting suited up and packing herself into a small dragster. Last year the NHRA announced

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Super Chevy at Bristol Thundervalley

A quick slideshow from Super Chevy and bracket racing. Beautiful day at Thundervalley. Tonight the pro mods.

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Local Shirl Greer inducted into the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame

Drag Racing Hall of Fame

The 2015 International Drag Racing Hall of Fame Inductees include local Shirl Greer from Kingsport, TN.  Greer drove the “Chain Lightning” Mustang Funny Car in the 70’s.

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Nostalgia Funny Car – future project

Della Woods Nostalgia funny car

Della Woods an NHRA pro driver. The first female funny car driver to go to the semi finals at an NHRA national event. Della Woods held the latter record for almost 22 years. This shell is from a Della Woods

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Chevelle SS – ready for the dragstrip

1964 Chevy Chevelle Malibu SS – Super Gas – NHRA Certified to 8.50 This Chevelle has been built with the best quality race parts and engineering. If you have been looking for a car to enjoy at the dragstrip –

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The narrowed nine is ready

Another Vega component — off the list. Wildwood disc breaks, freshened the chunk, narrowed the rear, cleaned it up.

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This 2×3 full chassis car now has a 14-point roll cage with a front crossmember modification

This chassis goes beyond the basics. We had the room – so we added more down bars going to the right spots on the frame. Now on to sheet metal . . .

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The Vega back-halved

After a day of grinding, cutting and fitting – and today this Vega is back-halved. NEXT!

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NMCA racing and Jim Oddys’ Dodge Stratus Pro Mod

During our race season with Jim Oddy and the Dodge Stratus – we achieved a top speed record in NMCA in Memphis. As a result of the good showing in Memphis, our race team announce their invitation to compete in

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Achieve success at the dragstrip when your car is built correctly

We put this Chevelle on the lift to show a clear-cut view of how this custom race car was built. This is a X-braced 2×3 car,  with under floor master brake cylinders including residual valves and line lock. Notice the

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1963 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe – NHRA Top Sportsman Class

As part of the Davis Brothers Race team – this 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe was serviced and maintained by iCANFAB. This race car was originally built by Suncoast Race Cars and Advanced Fiberglass Concepts located in Homosassa, FL.  The Davis

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