"My best time [on the rebuilt engine] was a 12.8 on street tires at Reynolds, Georgia," Dave says, referring to his run in the Sportsman class at the '01 All-Mopar Southern Nationals. "I figured it would run in the 13s, so I was pleasantly surprised." That same weekend, the Duster took First Place in the A-Body Modified class. The hoodscoop and Vertigate shifter were the only major modifications. Dave insists all his cars must be able to show as well as they scamper, so it didn't come as a surprise that the Duster did well in both categories. "I make all my cars street/strip cars," he says. "I like cruising and showing, but drag racing is my main thing."
Dave's other main thing these days is fixing up his '69 Coronet 500 convertible, into which he is dropping a 452 stroker motor, and the '68 Satellite GTX clone he is making for his convertible-loving wife, Amy. We can guarantee that both of those cars will also look good, go fast, and drive nice. Who says a three-headed monster is a bad thing to have around?