This is a fun watch from our pals over the at the Motor Trend channel on YouTube as it pits Mike Finnegan’s Blasphemi 1955 Chevy against a brand new 707hp Hellcat Challenger, a mildly breathed on turbo Chevy Sonic, and the absolutely bad ass DayStar Products tracked, hemi powered, Jeep FC170 that we freaked out over at SEMA. Apparently, Finnegan could not wrangle a SEMA car out of any of the displayers so he decided to show up with his 1955 Chevy that’s been driven all over creation and still looks and sounds to be running like a top. In fact, wait until you hear this thing at full wail during the race.
Although the race footage is cool on its own, the few minutes we get to see the DayStar Jeep cruising on its tracks are probably our favorite part of the whole thing. The truck looks like a bright green Doomsday machine, ready to tackle any horrid situation with its cheery paint job, late model hemi power, and automatic transmission. Although driver Fred Williams claims that it makes 10,000hp we’re thinking that his estimate may be “rounded up” a by a factor of 10,000 or so. Either way, it still rules to see and hear the truck rolling along on the tracks and the reaction of the other competitors when they see him rolling up is priceless. If that was acting, they did a good job.
As we gave away in the title, the Chevy really beats up on everything here. We were kind of surprised how hard it walked off from the Hellcat. Don’t get us wrong, we were rooting for the thing the whole time but we thought it was going to be a closer match. Maybe if Finnegan welded another 1955 Chevy to the roof of his car to make the weight even it would have been closer. Who cares.
The cars, trucks, setting, and sounds are all great here. Give this one a watch!