ETD for tomorrow’s return drive to St Louis is oh-dark-thirty, thus it’s time to present the award for the most entertaining vehicle of this two-week deployment to the Old Line State. Full disclosure: due to the circumstances, yr fthfl ed didn’t get out a lot, so the lack of LBC sightings wasn’t surprising. Did see some highly entertaining older US iron, including a really nice ’40 Ford pickup truck up near Aberdeen.
Having said that, here’s the winner which, ironically, sits in the garage of my sister’s next door neighbor: a somewhat modified 1986 Dodge-Shelby GLH (uh, y’all know what “GLH” stands for, eh?) which neighbor Don uses for “…drag racing, commuting and pizza delivery” (the back end’s gutted to clear space for the roll cage; plenty of room for pizza boxes back there).
Anyway, fully adjustable suspension, direct cold air induction to the K&N filter/intake, full roll cage, auto trans, header and an upgraded turbo. Don wasn’t quite sure how much horsepower the engine generated, but did admit the boost was adjustable up to 40 psi (!). I asked him if he’d ever actually run it up to 40 pounds and he replied, “Yes, but you can only do that once” (obviously he was able to clean up the engine bay afterwards).Â Apparently he regularly surprises other competitors in the Friday night drag races at one of the local tracks.
Two days back to StL, semi-leisurely drive appropriate for the Labor Day weekend and someone who just turned 60 (AIIIIEEEE!). Let’s see what other cars we can turn up…