Tom Bailey is always a guy who has something going on. Between chasing his own records in the incredible white Camaro that has wowed crowds at Drag Week, Roadkill Nights, and at NHRA national events, driving pro mods on big tires and small, and having fun in cars like his radical Chevy II, you know the guy was itching for something new. The big fire he suffered at Gainesville in the Camaro was both a huge bummer and really scary but few of us knew that he was cooking up a new follow up act with Dennis Taylor. This video reveals the car that has been secretly under construction for some time but is now charging ahead full steam. The car is called Sickness and it is a 1955 Chevy Nomad that will be powered by a screw blown, Steve Morris built SMX engine…on nitromethane. Oh, it’s got radials on it to boot.
This thing is going to be crazy. With a Liberty 7-speed transmission backed by a Gear Vendors, the car will be street driven on more tame combustibles than nitro and from what we understand, when going down the road it will have a less aggressive induction setup. At the track the screw blower will be plopped on, the tank will be filled with pop, and the atmosphere will be bludgeoned by the stubby nose of the Chevy.
Between the fabrication talents of Taylor, the engine building skills of Morris, and the expert wheelman ability of Bailey, this thing is going to be completely mental. How fast will it go? Only time will tell, but to say that this could be one of the most brutal street driven cars in history is an understatement. Check out the reveal of Sickness below.