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Event Coverage: Hot Rod Magazine Top Speed Challenge…302 Photos from the ECTA Ohio Mile


Event Coverage: Hot Rod Magazine Top Speed Challenge…302 Photos from the ECTA Ohio Mile

The 2012 HOT ROD Magazine Top Speed Challenge was this weekend, and BangShifter Michael Black was on site shooting photos of door slammers, lakesters, belly tanks, roadsters and more and we’ve got all his great photos here for you to enjoy. We can’t decide whether we like the Studebaker, the Cadillac, or the Monza better. We have a landspeed racing Monza so that could be the winner for us. What is your favorite car from the Top Speed Challenge?

Are you hitting races or shows this year that you would like to see on BangShift.com? Send us an email and we’ll get you instructions on how to submit your photos to be featured here on BangShift.com too.

To see all of Michael’s photos, click here or on one of the photos below.


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9 thoughts on “Event Coverage: Hot Rod Magazine Top Speed Challenge…302 Photos from the ECTA Ohio Mile

    1. Rick Lind

      Thanks for commenting on my car. Its been a science project in the making for several years. This was its debut event.

      I have seen the black caddilac at several events in the past, nothing fancy just bad fast! The guy that owns it is not afraid to test it.

  1. Joe Pakiela

    We were there! It was awesome.I’m pretty sure that the crowd was much bigger than they expected. Great meet. I’ll be back.Joe

  2. Bow Tie Guy

    When I was a young Cub Scout we used to have paper drives to raise funds for camping trips, etc. and one year I met the guy who was at the head of scouting in our area, Eli Boyanner, who was pretty old at the time (around 1955.) His daily driver? None other than a 1953 Stude two door post. I remember getting a ride in it with some other youngsters and was really impressed by having to sort of step down into the lowslung interior that was completely opposite to the high sided Fords and Chevy of the era.
    Also at the time the local RCMP ( Royal Canadian Mounted Police) detachment had a Studillac that was used for “high speed pursuits”, I guess. The cops had their own mechanic shop and that’s where they put together that little surprise for speeders.
    I think the ’53 Stude is one of the all-time great automotive designs and that Studebaker could sell them today.

  3. Garrell Patterson

    I was driving a black SS Silverado truck and sat on the starting line 30 min. on Saturday morning before being waved off as the first official participate to go down the inaugural Ohio. Mile and I set two landspeed records, the first also to claim a record.I keep my truck clean and neat looking and it was no slouch at 133.806 mph for a 2600 lb.truck. Numerous people came up an congratulated me on being the first down the track. There was some beautiful speciality built vehicles in the field I agree but I counted over twenty shots of two VW Rabbits and a Gremlin and they were kind of rough body wise and not fast as well. Every car has two to three pics from the same angle and some show up in two to three locations. I have come back from a heart attack followed within a month by three strokes and was in a wheelchair for over two years and was never supposed to get any better. I now walk with a walking stick through hard work doing my own therapy exercizes. It is a long story that I won’t go into detail and I have told it many times on forums but it was my picking up a copy of Hot Rod that had accumilated over two years and starting to read it that aroused my love of cars again. Please look through your gallery of pictures and see if you didn’t take shots of me at the starting line.
    A big fan of Hot Rod

    Garrell Patterson

  4. BILL MOSS

    IF YOU WANT TO SEE MORE ON THE TWIN TURBO GREMLIN GO TO YOUTUBE OHIO MILE GREMLIN I HAVE BOTH RUNS ON IT.OR INJECTIONCONNECTION.COM.THANKS AGAIN FOR TAKING THE PICTURE OF MY FENDER DEDICATION TO MY SISTER MICHELLE

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