Hot Rod Magazine gathers up some of the kit cars available from Factory Five for some testing in Las Vegas. The lineup included a Cobra replica with Ford’s new 5.0 liter Coyote engine, a Cobra with a Summit Racing drivetrain kit, a Daytona Coupe and Ridetech’s ’33 Ford replica. Testing starts at the drag strip and then ends up at the Test Drives Unlimited road course to go up against Lamborghini’s two-wheel drive Gallardo. Can the garage project kit cars hold their own against a true exotic?
This is a video from the ScottieDTV YouTube channel. Scottie is a North Carolina based hot rod spotter that goes to shows and shops to film cars that he finds interesting. This particular show had a trio of interesting hot rod trucks.
Scottie actually updated his channel today with a video of a hot rodded 1953 Ford Wrecker:
Depth of Speed takes a look at TBC Hot Rods and Motorcycles of Fayetteville, North Carolina. The owner, Tim Bradham, talks about what it is he loves about building things for his customers. It really demonstrates the pride of a master craftsman turning raw materials into what people dream of. It’s nice to know that there are still people who will do things right no matter how long it takes in this age of mass manufacturing of products that offend the least number of people. I’m also really digging the square tube motorcycle frame they have on the stand in the background.
The last time we checked in with the guys from Hot Rod Magazine, they let us in on the Unlimited Class of their 5 track, 1400 mile Drag Week road trip. This video is something a little different from Drag Week. It’s the story of a British man named Wacky Mick Wilkes. He shipped his Vauxhaul van to the US just so he could do Drag Week and meet his heroes. He did that and so much more. Check out the story of how he was awarded the Spirit of Drag Week.