Wild Video: Watch This Kiwi Tri-Five Chevy Pull A Bumper-Stand, Bend The Axle, and Finish The Run


Wild Video: Watch This Kiwi Tri-Five Chevy Pull A Bumper-Stand, Bend The Axle, and Finish The Run

A four speed, a sticky track, and a classic high riding gasser can all add up to some magic in the world of drag racing and that is exactly what happened here. The video you see below was made at Meremere Dragway in New Zealand. We’re guessing that this was some sort of nostalgia drag race where the footage was captured but who knows. Anyway, we see a tri-five Chevy come to the line and pull a dry hop or two on the way to the beams. The car seems to be a 1956 Chevy with a 1957 nose on it, but maybe we’re missing something here or perhaps the models were slightly different down there. Dunno.

Anyway, when the driver stages, winds up the engine and side steps the clutch the car just goes vertical. No doubt surprised by this turn of events, the driver takes his foot off the throttle and the car lands on its beam front axle like a ton of bricks. You can watch the thing bend itself halfway to hell as the landing happens.

Undaunted and with a far more aggressively cambered set of front tires, the driver continues doe the track at full throttle and actually manages to get the front end into the air during a power shift as part of the run.

We have no idea who this guy is but it seems like he’d be a lot of fun o enjoy a beer or two with!

Watch this Kiwi 1957 Chevy pull a bumper stand and then finish the run –


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7 thoughts on “Wild Video: Watch This Kiwi Tri-Five Chevy Pull A Bumper-Stand, Bend The Axle, and Finish The Run

  1. yourdudeness

    thank you bang shift—- mass and motion— it’s kind of pretty in a crude way,,,, for all the Twinkies you show with turbo’s ,,,, a good look back is some time’ s something to look forward too in the land of down under

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  2. Loyd Edwards

    Way to finish the run ! That broke and bent a few bolts.
    I agree ^^^ Turbo’s are fun for top end speed
    but for sheer BALLness – give us a 4 or 5 speed and a high torque motor every time! We love it – some of us lived it and still love it to this day.

    Thinking of putting a manual back into the S10 – that’ll be more fun.

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  3. russell lowe

    we built this car in 40 days from a rusted out wreck. has 454 and jerico 4 speed.this was its first 1/4 mile run .long low ladder bars makes it hook up we just built it for a laugh.by the end of the run the r/f tyre had gone flat due to a bent rim! the car sat in a barn for 20 years until it fell down on the car. have a look at our face book page to see the build of this car. the toy shed.and to see our next mission a supercharged 27 litre v12 in a model a coupe \”what could possibly go wrong!\”

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