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.
Chris Dunbar's 2006 STi has 24k gold-plated HRE wheels. We'll give you a second to let that sink in. Whether or not it was intentional, giving these forged beauts the Midas touch was the perfect way to sum up the essence of this Impreza – serious performance with a sweet candy coating.
Bought by Brian’s father in the mid-1980s, the C2 Corvette has lived quite the exciting life. Modifying cars in the 1960s and 70s was popular amongst sports car aficionados—and this C2 was not spared from such fate. Just after it was ordered in 1965 it was modified for autocross racing. To accomplish this, the previous owner cut and widened the fiberglass fenders for larger 315-section tires.
Strapped in his 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, Bailey was dialing in the car at a Tulsa Raceway Park test and tune. During the run, Bailey ran a 6.52 at 226 mph quarter mile. This bests his previous record-holding runs at last year’s Drag Week.
If you’re living the modified lifestyle, you most likely picked your ride cause it can make big power. But to Denver denizen Justin Mangnall, traction is where it’s at.