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600-HP 427 cid Ford Engine

We recently visited Charlotte, NC to check out a few engine shops in the area, and one of the first was Prestige Motorsports. This engine machine shop also does a ton of car work too, and just finished upgrades to a 427 cid Ford engine for a 1968 Shelby Mustang. Check it out!

427 cid Ford Windsor V8 Engine

This one-of-one Panozster we saw at the Cleveland Auto-Aviation Museum features a number of unique traits that make it a truly special roadster, including its 427 cubic inch Ford Windsor V8 engine! Check it out.

2,600 HP ProCharged 540 cid Big Block Chevy Engine

BB&T Racing in South Haven, MS has been building high-performance domestic engines for 30 years. One of their latest builds is for a drag racing customer looking to go faster utilizing an F3 ProCharger. Check out this 2,600 hp ProCharged 540 big block Chevy engine!

615 cid Big Block Chevy Nitrous Engine

It’s no secret that turbochargers dominate the power adders seen in drag-and-drive events, and to a lesser degree, superchargers. However, very few competitors resort to nitrous. Graham Hayes is one of those nitrous believers, and his Buck Racing Engines-built 615 cid big block Chevy engine put on a strong performance all five days of Sick Week 2023. Check it out.

468 cid Big Block Chevy Engine

Kevin Willms has owned this 1930 Ford Roadster since the age of 17. He’s now 62 and getting into the drag-and-drive scene with the roadster and its 468 cid big block Chevy engine. Check it out!

Sick Week’s Fastest 4-Cylinder – a Turbocharged 2.0L 4G63 Engine

Tony Niemczyk has owned his 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse since 2001. Over the years, it’s been a constant evolution to get the car from a regular commuter to the point it is today – a streetable race machine with the claim of Sick Week’s Fastest 4-Cylinder and back-to-back Sick Week Freaks class wins. That’s thanks to a turbocharged 2.0L 4G63 engine. Check out the details!

1,000-Plus HP Twin-Turbo 6.2L LSA Engine

Chris Hein’s 1933 Factory Five Racing Ford 3-window coupe and its twin-turbo 6.2L LSA engine were put together in the span of three months. The combo not only survived Sick Week 2023, but it thrived in the Stick Shift class, securing a 3rd-place finish. Check it out!

416 cid Nitrous-Powered LS Engine

Amongst a sea of Novas, Camaros, Mustangs and other popular muscle cars typically at drag-and-drive events, Bryan Anders’ 1977 Chevy Chevette was something more unique. Equipped with a 416 cid nitrous-powered LS engine, the car is capable of 1,000-plus horsepower. Check it out for yourself!

ProCharged 406 cid Small Block Chevy Engine

In an effort to keep his 1957 Bel Air mostly original, Stew Hill kept the car primarily steel, but opted for a fiberglass hood. Under the hood, however, is a ProCharged 406 cid small block Chevy built by Riegel Engines. Check it out!

Naturally Aspirated 632 cid Big Block Chevy Engine

Jerry Sweet’s 1976 Nova has been owned by his family for a long time. Despite it changing hands briefly, it it is once again Jerry’s, and he’s using it to its full potential with plenty of miles on the street and countless hours at the track, all thanks to a badass, naturally aspirated 632 cid big block Chevy engine built by Robbins Racecraft Inc.

Supercharged 406 cid Small Block Chevy Engine

Owned by Scott Mueller since the 1980s, this 1934 Ford hot rod features a supercharged 406 cubic inch small block Chevy engine capable of 1,000 horsepower and low-8-second passes. Check it out!

Turbocharged and Nitrous-Boosted 429 cid LSX Engine

It’s tough to beat the lines and looks of a Chevy Nova. Jason Sack’s 1969 Nova is certainly up there in terms of coolest-looking, and it doesn’t hurt that it has 2,200+ horsepower under the hood courtesy of a turbocharged and nitrous-boosted 429 cid LSX engine! See for yourself!