Serck It And See
Serck Motorsports have become the name in the UK for bespoke cooling systems, but with the addition of their Power & Performance division they can offer plenty more – they stock Sunoco fuels, nitrous, Joe Gibbs Driven oils, Auto Meter gauges and more.
For instance, you don’t want to skimp on your plumbing, but you can save 15% on all Goodridge hoses and fittings. And you can bring your cruiser or weekend warrior into the 21st century with Fitech fuel injection and save money – their 400bhp kit has an RRP of £795. For more see www.serckservicesmotorsport.co.uk.
Hemi Head To Head
When Jeep UK wanted to prove their Grand Cherokee SRT’s drag racing chops, they took it to the right place – Santa Pod – and picked a fight with the right car – Kelvin Dunn’s ’30 coupe. Both cars are Hemi powered, but while Kelvin’s is a 330-cube version from a ’56 De Soto, the Jeep’s is a 6.4. Despite the coupe’s weight advantage, the big ultra-SUV had an extra litre of displacement, four-wheel drive, launch control and plenty of other tricks so the odds were in its favour; even so, just to be sure, Jeep drafted in Super Comp Vauxhall driver Stuart Doignie to pedal it. In the end, the Jeep took the win with a 13.5 at 103mph to Kelvin’s 14.4, with a 4.5-second 0-60mph on the way.
It had to happen. After Dodge announced their insane, 840bhp Demon – the only production car that can lift its front wheels off the ground on launch – Jeep engineers dropped the 707bhp Hellcat engine in a Grand Cherokee to create the 2018 Trackhawk. With 0-60mph in 3.5 seconds and 11.6-second quarters, it’ll be on sale in the US in the last quarter of this year.
On The Pull
We’re always up for a good cause here at Street Machine, and here’s one of the best. The charming Melanie Bond and Kimberley Jayne Berry are here to promote a fundraising effort by six firefighters from Pebworth Fire Station, Hereford and Worcester. After racing finishes at the NSRA Nostalgia Nationals, these six guys will be heading up the strip… pulling a fire engine. We’re not even talking Shakey’s FAST Dodge pick-up, here; we’re talking a full-size fire engine. They’re raising money for The Fire Fighters Charity, who provide valuable help to firefighters who have suffered injuries, PTSD and similar, so give ’em a cheer then give ’em your money.
Vic Edelbrock Jr
August 23rd, 1936- June 9th, 2017
Otis Victor “Vic” Edelbrock Jr recently passed away, peacefully, of natural causes, at his California home. He was 80 years old, and had been president and CEO of the family company, performance aftermarket giant Edelbrock, since his father, Vic Sr, passed away in 1962. That’s 55 years in the big chair, and over those years there can be few muscle cars, street rods or drag racers that haven’t used at least one of his company’s parts somewhere on the car. The Edelbrock team’s own press release referred to Vic Jr as “our visionary leader and industry icon,” and that’s not just hyperbole. Rest in peace, Vic.