Now THIS is some awesome video. The run you are about to watch clocked in at 9.96 seconds and 135mph during a time trial at an Ozark Mountain Super Shifters event. The car is a little Chevy Nova that’s powered by one of the meanest sounding small blocks we have ever seen. We watched this video about 10 times with the speakers on full ear bleed level because the music from this engine is just so good. Heck, just watching the tach needle spiral up and up before the drive grabs the handle for the next gear is fun in and of itself. We’ve run hundreds of Parting Shift blogs over the years but this is definitely a top 20 flick for sure.
Chad and I just spent the week at a media conference lining up a bunch of cool stuff and content for 2015 on BangShift. We saw and pawed transmissions, clutches, cams, valve springs, and all of the other components that allow and engine like this to spin itself to the moon and back, lap after lap. As much as we love us some big block action, when you take a small engine and make it act like a larger one by turning it tighter than an eight day watch, nothing is better. Although we may never built or own one of these mind-bending small blocks we’re sure happy that other people do sheerly for our viewing pleasure.
No matter your make, model, and engine of choice, you have to respect this car and the driver who does an expert job ripping and NEVER lifting as he sprints down the track. This is an E-tick ride for sure!