How many of you have some kind of horror story about the long road trip you took when you were a kid? The one where the air conditioning in the Caravan crapped out, you were seconds away from strangling your little brother at any given point in time, and you found the limits of your bladder’s strength when Dad insisted that he was going to push through to the next state? Yeah…you got back to school that fall and the first thing you did was to recount that hellish trip with everyone whose summer had to have been ten times cooler than yours. Oh, you stopped and bought fudge from Uranus and saw the world’s largest ball of twine? Neat. With your luck, you’d be classmates with one of the kids who rode along with their father in his race car across the country.
We’ve seen this LS-swapped Mitsubishi 3000GT before, at LS Fest East. It’s a 5.3L with a Powerglide and it’s a pretty stout performer. It’s also rear-wheel-drive, to shave some weight out of the car and it’s now a veteran of Rocky Mountain Race Week, having taken care of this year’s route. Cool car, slick setup, and bringing your kids on the ultimate “What did you do on your summer vacation?” story? Yeah, that’s a parenting win if we’ve ever seen it.