Let’s be quite blunt for one second: the truth of the matter is that you need nothing more than a Hyundai Accent to run 80% of your errands, and what that car won’t do, a four-banger S-10 that isn’t suffering from terminal rot can. Any of our dream machines are luxuries after that. It’s the truth, sweetheart, I’m just here telling it. So how in the hell would you rationalize spending thirty-eight grand on a sand drag-prepared Chevrolet Blazer? It’s not streetable. It’s as subtle as a smack in the face with one of those bug-zapper tennis rackets. You’ll need a trailer and enough time off of work to hit the dunes or nearest sand drag pit at least a few times a year just to say you’re using it.
Here’s all the reason in the world you need: Because I can. Those three words cover everything anyone who is trying to bring you back to the basic points of reality. Of course it’s not a practical vehicle…it’s meant as a relaxation tool, an alternative to doing speed, and a great way to socialize in a manner that you prefer. (We assume, anyways, since you are on a website that caters to the gearhead.) Nothing about this Blazer’s setup is super-trick: a small-block Chevrolet mill provides the grunt, a Powerglide gives the orders and a four-link suspension keeps the tires digging into the soft stuff. In a 100-yard sand drag, it’ll cover the distance in 4.30 seconds. Let’s see that S-10 do that trick.
You don’t need any reason to buy this truck. But if that itch needs to be scratched and you have the scratch, take care of that itch. You aren’t going to find one nicer.