Insane Sleeper – Rusty Old Chevy Shows the World Who’s Boss
Sometimes, in the scheme of things, creativity can get lost in drag racing. ...
Sometimes, in the scheme of things, creativity can get lost in drag racing. That’s not always the worst thing in the world. After all, getting one’s foot in the door sometimes means going with the most accessible platform. In a lot of racers’ repertoires, money is certainly an object and so is ability. Therefore, going with the most common platform solves several of these problems.
This time, we check out a build that might not have been the most in-your-face of those on Drag Week. In fact, there isn’t even much of anything here that indicates the car’s competitive nature. However, the effort within is nothing short of impressive. Instead of starting with anything conventional, this time, we catch up with the man who decided to take a 1950s Chevy and made it soar through Drag Week’s challenges. This means not only knocking off 8-second passes but doing it in between almost a thousand highway miles.
This whole adventure started with none other than the 1953 Chevrolet. Originally, the heavy Chevy pictured here was nothing more than a family hauler. Because of the weight disadvantage brought to the table with these things, racing them certainly isn’t common. With a little bit of help from turbocharged LS power, that would certainly change in a hurry, though. Sure, there is a lot of steel onboard but the weight would certainly be offset by plenty of power.
Down in the BigKleib34 video below, we gather some insight on the inspiration and execution of a build like this. After all, with this sort of construction, there are bound to be at least a couple of challenges. On the surface, this is a ride that probably wouldn’t be looked at twice as a drag racing competitor. At the end of the day, though, this one certainly caught our attention! It just goes to show that you can’t always judge a book by its cover.