We can all relate to 650 horsepower eventually becoming boring. That was why Zack Gillespie decided to move from a naturally aspirated big block Chevy engine to a twin-turbo 540 cid big block Chevy capable of four-digit horsepower. Check it out!
Walking through a car show is like a kid in a candy shop. Amongst the cool car/engine setups we saw at the 2022 Piston Powered Autorama in Cleveland, we came across Zack Gillespie and his 1970 Chevelle with a brand-new, twin-turbo 540 big block Chevy.
Founded in 1968, Borowski Race Engines, Inc. (BRE) is a leader in the market for high-end LS engines built with Dart LS Next engine blocks. BRE’s current focus on LS engines is now being expanded to include Big Block Chevy (BBC) engines using Dart Machinery’s Big M and Big M Sportsman blocks. The Sportsman blocks
After Jeff Lutz wrecked his ’57 Chevy in 2021, he got to work on a new race car. The result is this ’04-’06 Pontiac GTO with a twin-turbo 540 cubic inch big block Chevy engine capable of a reliable 4,000 horsepower! Don’t miss the details!
Jeff Lutz has been running the big block Chevy platform for over 15 years now, and his latest ’04-’06 Pontiac GTO Pro Mod is no different. It features a twin-turbo 540 cubic inch big block Chevy capable of 4,000+ horsepower built by Vinson Racing Engines. Check out this No Prep Kings racer’s ride in this
From front to back and side to side, not a single inch of this 1931 Chevy 5-window coupe was left untouched. Done by Bruce Harvey of Pro Comp Custom, Rick Bird’s ‘Sho Bird’ recently won the 2022 Don Ridler award and the car features a 509 cid twin-turbo W series big block Chevy engine done by Shafiroff Racing Engines as the cherry on top.
Recently, the Piston Powered Autorama took place in Cleveland, OH, which is our backyard at Engine Builder Mag. We walked the show floor and came across this 1931 Chevy nicknamed SHO Bird. The custom-built car, owned by Rick Bird, had just come off winning the 2022 Don Ridler award at the Detroit Autorama, and you
This hot rod isn’t flashy, but it certainly earns points for cool factor. Dubbed the “Organ Grinder,” this 1930 Ford Model A has a 454 big block Chevy stuffed between the frame rails. Check it out!
After watching Reggie Moore pop wheelies off the line during Sick Week, we had to know what he had in his 1930 Ford Model A hot rod… check out this 454 big block.
You haven’t seen anything like Jesse Madaffari’s rat rod. It’s a 1972 John Deere 7520 tractor cab on an ’82 GMC S15 truck frame with a 496 big block Chevy engine capable of 10-second passes. Go ahead and read that again – you read it correctly. Check this thing out!
Can you believe Jesse Madaffari daily drives this thing?! It’s a sight to behold, and when we walked past it at Sick Week, we had to stop and find out more about this unique rat rod build of a John Deere cab and a 496 big block Chevy engine.
For people like Jason Schaefer, making horsepower and enjoying performance is more about being the right mechanic than having the right billfold. He showcases that mentality in his 1929 Ford hot rod, which is equipped with a supercharged 454 big block Chevy engine. Find out what helps this thing rip down the track!