Jamie was excited to get out...
Jamie was excited to get out there and race. He also competed in another class during the weekend.
Jamie Hogg's Hemi Super Stock clone was simply intimidating to look at. It was built by Joe Lutz at Hot Rod Dynamics and was sold on eBay to Tommy Watts in California. Tommy took it to the Hot August Nights show and sold it to Tom Skjonsberg of Red Deer Alberta, Canada. Jamie purchased the car from Tom in January 2008.
Jamie Hogg drove down from...
Jamie Hogg drove down from Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, with his family. His Hurst Hemi Dart was restored by Hot Rod Dynamics and went through several hands before reaching Jamie.
The Slant Six has been tossed...
The Slant Six has been tossed for the awesome Hemi powerplant. Along with the appropriate Super Stock body mods, this Dart stole the show.
The blue interior was actually...
The blue interior was actually the original color for this former slant six Dart. Bill Grogan's Trim Shop, along with Hot Rod Dynamics, replicated the Hurst Super Stock interior perfectly.
The Super Stock suspension holds the spooled Dana 60 in place as the 426 Hemi crushes the Mickey Thompson drag radials. The Hemi sports a Mopar Purple Cam and gives the Dart a menacing idle through its Hooker Super Comp headers and Flowmaster mufflers. The twin 770-cfm Holley carburetors and an MSD ignition system boost power even further. A 727 TorqueFlite transmission with a reverse manual valvebody and a 4,500-stall converter handle the shifting.
Hot Rod Dynamics teamed up with Bill Grogan's Trim Shop to restore the interior to Super Stock specs. the car comes together nicely and would fool any discerning passerby. Jamie was thrilled to be involved in the True Street Challenge, and we appreciate his enthusiasm. Adding to the excitement, he posted a new personal best with a low 12-second pass. He also gets the Save of the Day award for keeping his Dart mere inches from the wall when he hit some slippery stuff at half track.
With the higher altitude of...
With the higher altitude of Las Vegas, Greg wasn't able to achieve the consistent 13-second passes he's accustomed to, but that didn't prevent him from demolishing his drag radials.
'73 Dodge Challenger
Twenty-two-year-old Greg Bridges, our youngest competitor, brought a lot to the table with his ambitious '73 Challenger. Greg and his father, Bill, picked it up for $650. The Challenger was in poor, haggard condition, and it took five years to bring it to the level they wanted. They completed all the work themselves, aside from the paint, which was handled by Dell Auto Body in Campbell, California.
Greg Bridges' '73 Challenger...
Greg Bridges' '73 Challenger has come a long way. He purchased the car when he was 13 years old and turned a basketcase into a proud street car.
Greg and his father built...
Greg and his father built the 360 small-block. It has made great progress since its days as a $650 project car.
Gauges galore! Greg's cockpit...
Gauges galore! Greg's cockpit is very driver focused.
Motivating this 13-second capable E-Body is a 360 small-block. The heads were treated to a heavy porting and bowl work, and a Clay Smith .490-lift and 265-duration camshaft. An Edelbrock RPM Air Gap intake manifold and Demon 650-cfm carburetor provide the air/fuel mixture. The sweet small-block song is sung through a Flowmaster exhaust and tti headers. Its road manners are controlled by a highly modified suspension system that includes KYB gas shocks, 11/8-inch front sway bar, and Super Stock springs.
This Challenger may have been outgunned by the other competitors on the track, but the father/son team brought a lot to the table with their Challenger.