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Supercharged 477 cid Hemi Engine

Just five years ago, Brandon Sandlian was pretty green to drag racing and engine building. Today, the opposite is true. In just a short amount of time, Brandon has committed to being among the best, and thanks to a 1953 Studebaker with a blown alcohol 477 cid Hemi engine, he’s winning races. Check it out.

1,000-HP 5.9L Cummins Engine

Gary Stepke of GetSome Motorsports had inherited a 1952 Studebaker pickup from a friend’s father who passed away. The truck has always had special meaning to him, but it lacked the horsepower Stepke is familiar with. He put the Studebaker on a Dodge 2500 chassis and swapped in a rebuilt 5.9L Cummins with the aim of 1,000 hp. Check it out!

Studebaker Sleeper

A crude-looking ’53 Studebaker drag racing car from Iowa has its share of rust, dings, dents and paint flaws, but under its hood is a one-of-a-kind Pontiac intake manifold that has some very sophisticated engineering behind it. Davenport, IA, resident Jim Allen has owned the Studebaker Starliner Coupe since 1959. It was back in 1964 that he purchased the factory experimental intake to go on the 421-cid Pontiac Super-Duty V8.