Updated: Aug 22, 2022
That's the first thing that came to mind when I was riding to the shop one morning and saw Jeff's sweet, little Mopar, out raising hell in the Texas Hill Country.
With its A990 hood, black steel wheels, poverty caps, and overall tough look, I had to know more.
Once I was able to catch up with him, after he careened off in a cloud of smoke and burning rubber, he opened the car up and there it was again. All business.
Jeff wanted a fun little hot rod that not everyone else had, and he found that, in the odd, yet awesome lines of the 1966 Plymouth Valiant. From there, the plan was simple. Jeff wanted to be able to have as much fun as possible, without going overboard and ruining the drivability. For the job, a warmed up 360" small block Mopar was placed between the fenders, with a built 904 and an 8 3/4 rear differential.
Other things done during the project were a painless wiring harness, complete suspension rebuild, and a laundry list of other small items, too long to list here.
At the end of it, Jeff says he's extremely happy with the car, and from the amount of time he spends behind the wheel of it killing tires, I have no reason not to believe him.
Special thanks to Torqqe Performance out of Austin Texas for allowing us to shoot at their compound, and also to Mercury Charlie's for letting us burn a couple holes in their asphalt for burnout shots with Gina Von Galaxie.