Real men drive these
April 23, 2008 5:43 AM Subscribe
posted by dg (50 comments total)
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Once upon a time in the postwar, before the advent of EPA and OSHA and the Consumer Products Safety Commission and weenies in bike helmets and multilingual warning stickers on stepladders, crazy people walked this earth. Good, fun-loving Americans who knew that "instructions" were something you threw in the trash along with the empty Falstaff bottles. A halcyon era filled with manly men who savored the wholesome virtues of a rugged game of un-seatbelted automotive chicken. One of these men was Gene Middlebrooks, who founded Turbonique
Want a real
bolt-on performance boost for your Chev? How about spending the weekend whacking a 1,000 horsepower "turbo drag axle
" under the family sedan? Of course, this won't work on your modern namby-pamby front-wheel drive pretend cars - real cars only apply here.
Not enough room in the garage for one of these? How about a rocket-powered go-kart
? Will 5.95 seconds and 240mph in a standing quarter-mile get your heart pumping?
Anything that has wheels, skids or a hull, it seems can be fitted
. What are you waiting for?