|The MGA With An Attitude
Modified MGA Cars - VT-108D
Dragster, vintage - This MGA dragster from Denver, Colorado, was built by Guzman and Ward in 1966. It started life as a ’58 MGA, but was converted to a big block Chevy with a 6-71 GMC blower. (first photo from Hot Rod Magazine, April 1968).
Dragster, "'Rotten' Robert" Bob Samyn's 1959 MGA with Chevy 355 V8. Same owner since 1965, now street legal. See more photos and long article at www.BritishV8.org. See following page for more information.
The Ultimate four-banger, by Stuart Bloom in Eugene, Oregon
I had a short visit with this one in Oregon while it was still under construction in June 1989. No V8 here, just a fuel guzzling 4-cylinder that goes like scat in Super Comp. As I recall, it had a 16 inch stretch of the wheelbase, lowered in front, raised slightly in the rear, a very narrow rear axle to accommodate the huge drag tires, and minimum weight of 1000 pounds. Photos later are from the Eugene Autorama. Above left, Stuart polishing the Maroon roll cage. At right, a later upgrade from Stuart Bloom. How about a blown 427 Chevy NHRA nitro Funny Car. (Terrible fuel mileage). A competitor in S/Comp in the background. If you think they look fast standing still, you should see them do a quarter mine in under 9 seconds (yes on 4 cylinders).
Dragster, modern This highly modified MGA dragster took the German championship series top honors in 2002 and 2003, then had engine problems in 2004. It is back for on-track testing in 2005 with an eye on a repeat championship in 2006. Booked as the world's fastest MGA, it is (maybe) quickest in the drag strip run, but not fastest for unlimited top speed. See more photos and long article at Drag Rod & Classic Review
Bob English built this car during the winter of 2005 and installed a 406cid Small Block Chevy V8. It was raced during the 2006 season. More photos and notes at BritshV8.org
Another vintage MGA dragster "Rat Now". Love the team colors and the hairstyles from the 70's.