1958 Olds 88…restored by Manns Restoration

1958 Olds next to Train final for FB more color and Contrast

This 1958 Oldsmobile 88 sedan was recently restored by our friends at Manns Restoration in Festus, MO.  It was a nice day, so we decided to take it for a little drive.  We’ll have a video coming soon.

Barn Find Polaris Project – Part One

This is the first part in a series of videos, where we will resurrect this old Polaris ATV. This particular quad was built as a prototype for Ritter Cycle Racing’s stroker kits. It’s appears to be a Polaris 350L, but it’s actually powered by a 409cc Two-stroke stroker engine. This really is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Over the next few weeks, we plan to bring it back to life and even transform it into more of a sleeper. Then hopefully we’ll lure in some unexpected victims for a little drag racing action. I hope you find it interesting, thanks for taking a look!

Filmed at Ritter Cycle .Racing, in St. Jacob, IL
The background track is “Roads That Burned Our Boots” by Jahzzar (http://betterwithmusic.com/). It is available, royalty-free, under Creative Commons unported license 3.0.

Rick Ritter – The Horsepower Salesman

Rick Ritter is one of the best machinists and engine builders around. He opened Ritter Cycle Racing in St. Jacob, IL, in 1984. Now, after over 30 years in business, he’s still going strong. I’m proud to call Rick a friend and I thought you might want to get to know him too. I hope you like this little glimpse into Rick’s life. Thank you for watching!

First background track is Stalling, by Topher Mohr and Alex Elena, from the the YouTube Audio Library. You can download the track at: https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary_download?vid=1b2daa135ca68e6f

The other background track is Stalemate, by the Jingle Punks, also from the YouTube audio library. You can download it at: https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary_download?vid=a26d7be228a1e665

Test Driving Awesome 555 Big-block Powered ’67 Corvette Convertible

We thought you might like a look at this awesome 1967 Chevrolet Corvette convertible. It’s powered by a 555 Cubic Inch, Pat Musi built, big-block Chevy V8. All that power is being sent through a new Muncie M22 Rock Crusher four-speed, back to a posi rear with 3.36 gears. It has Wilwood disc brakes all the way around, four wheel independent suspension, ice cold A/C, and American Racing rims with high-performance Nitto tires. This truly is as nice as they come. It’s extremely powerful, but still well-mannered on the road. This car needs nothing. We felt fortunate to be able to take this one for a little test drive. Hope you find it interesting, thanks for watching!

Filmed at Passing Lane Motors in Fenton, MO
http://passinglanemotors.com/

V8 Engine Block Coffee Table with LED Lighting

Jordan has been tinkering around in the garage again and once again, he came up with something pretty cool. I thought you’d like a look at this V8 Engine Block Table. He utilized the original 305 block from his Trans Am and even used some of the internals to hold up the top. He cleaned and painted the block, clear coated the inside of the cylinders, and installed bright blue LED lighting. The lights run off a battery pack, so it doesn’t need to be plugged in to an outlet. He used the connecting rods, pistons, and roller rocker “spider”, to hold the two sheets of dark tinted glass in place. I think it really turned out great, hopefully you can appreciate it too. Thanks for watching, we appreciate it!

The ending background track is The Chance, by Jason Shaw of Audionautix.com. It is available, royalty-free, under Creative Commons unported license 3.0. You can download the track at: http://audionautix.com/~audion/Music/TheChance.mp3

800 HP 1970 Ford Mustang Fastback Boss 429 Tribute 545 Cubic Inch Ford Hemi V8

I thought you might like a look at this awesome 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Tribute, from Passing Lane Motors. This red fastback is powered by a 545 Cubic Inch Ford Shotgun Hemi V8, topped with Jon Kaase Aluminum heads and intake. This beast is pumping over 800 HP through the TKO600 five-speed, back to a 9 inch rear. It’s also equipped with Gateway Classic Mustang Suspension, Baer 4-piston calipers, 13″ drilled and slotted rotors, subframe connectors, custom 3 link suspension with Watts linkage, etc. This is about as nice as it gets. I hope you find it interesting, thanks for taking a look!

Filmed at Passing Lane Motors, in Fenton, MO
http://passinglanemotors.com/
The background track is End of the Ride, by Hollis Smith, from Free Music Archive.com. It is available, royalty-free, under Creative Commons unported license 3.0. You can download the track at: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/download/51025bf33dfbf4ce187dfa252aa6bea16530077d

Awesome Test Drives of American Horsepower

This is a compilation of some of the awesome cars we’ve test driven over the past couple of years. Some supercharged, some turbocharged, and some just pure all-motor horsepower…no real rhyme or reason to the selections. Just killing some time while we’re kind of snowed in here. Hope you like it, thanks for watching!

Special Thanks to Fast Lane Classic Cars, Passing Lane Motors, and Craven Performance for allowing us the use of their cars. Check out their sites below:

http://fastlanecars.com/

http://passinglanemotors.com/

http://www.cravenperformance.com/