Well this is oddly cool! When Keith Turk and Hot Rod Magazine’s David Freiburger fragged the 1100hp blown big block Chevy in their Camaro at Bonneville, all hope seemed lost for the week. The engine had swallowed a bowl vent tube from atop the carb and that little piece did major damage inside the engine. Dreams of record smashing runs were all but dashed.
They would have been dashed, that is, if they were any place but Bonneville where some of the most creative, deranged, and talented mechanical minds in the world are hanging out this week. Instead of throwing in the towel, the men set to work and with the help of friends have managed to turn the engine into a 2-cylinder! The supercharger is still on it and the damned thing sounds like a really pissed Harley.
They are appearently going to run the car in a class that has an open record so in theory, if they manage to complete a run, they will own it!
Here’s video of the car after it was made to run and drive, making a test drive on the salt.
The team ran at 7:30am this morning and churned out a Goliath like 32.414mph run. That’s incredibly slow, but fast enough to qualify them for a record run tomorrow. Bonneville…when the going gets tough, the weird turn pro. (With apologies to Hunter S. Thompson RIP)