So, Hoonigan got a new place where they can enjoy all of the automotive hijinks and delinquent acts they can tolerate without pissing off the neighbors. Irwindale Speedway gave them a plot to set up a new yard and the Hoons have gone full-kill, with tons of shipping containers, ratty motor homes, and other obstacles that liven up the area. That’s all well and good, and so was the open house they held that saw tons of people roll in, hoping to earn their way to fame…or, at least, have a ball…at the new digs. That went well, except for one thing: it was pouring down rain during the first Open House. Not so good for breaking in a burnout pad.
The first actual guest that was invited to the new yard was a past performer that had rocked the old yard: The 1949 Ford F1 known as “Old Smokey”, from Chuckles Garage. This rig has been around the block and then some…it’s cranking out tons of torque courtesy of it’s severely wicked-up Cummins and is looking meaner than ever, a surprise since the last time we had heard about this truck, owner Scotty Birdsall had the displeasure of finding out just how hard Pikes Peak can bite back when the F1 blew through Engineer’s Corner and went straight into a grove of trees and down a hill into a ditch. Looks like the off didn’t do much damage overall…Old Smokey sure looks to be in fine form here!