While talking with the event organizers, Gas Monkey Garage learned the PPIHC didn’t have an official pace vehicle yet. Aaron offered to have Gas Monkey Garage build something to support the event he was quickly falling in love with. He recommended a performance-based truck since everyone back in the shop were truck guys and they could bring one that was mean and nasty, Gas Monkey style.
Morris is used to that—whether he’s working or driving. This lifelong car enthusiast has built everything from a 700-whp, twin-turbo 350Z to a Camaro ZL1. But when he decided to buy something that was already competitive from the factory, he turned to the fastest Corvette in history. “The 2009 ZR1 was the answer: it had the motor, drivetrain, suspension, brakes and aero right out of the box.” And so began his reign of terror on the local streets, his long nights “Mexico” racing and his quick expulsions from drag strips for being way too fast for the cage requirements.
Modifying a two-door Nomad may seem like a waste of modifying potential, but in the hands of Johnny Martin art is made.
Rolling coal is the new, hip thing in diesel fanaticism and far from the last thing I vaguely remember rolling. A purpose-built mega truck spouting thick, black smoke--sign us up.
A 16-year-old girl fulfills her passion of racing in Hot Rod's Drag Week by running her 1,200-horsepower Camaro in the 9s.