Roadkill Builds Street Legal 1970 Monte Carlo Dirt Track Racer
I am a fan of cars that look like crap on the outside, and run like crazy at the racetrack. A perfect example is the latest car that the gang over at Motor Trend’s Roadkill has built. The project started three years ago when the guys wanted to build a late model circle track car, and drive it on the streets. The problem was the car had no VIN and couldn’t be insured.
The solution was to work out a plan to graft a 1970 Monte Carlo body onto the tube frame. That body has a VIN and allows the beater to be insured, registered, and then driven on the streets. The result is the awesomely ratty looking Nascarlo, rocking a 4-speed clutchless Jerico transmission that allows for quick bangshifts between gears. After they take it for a ride on the public streets, they headed off to the Perris Auto Speedway to see how well it would handle on a dirt oval.
It was probably pretty heavy with that Monte Carlo body on it, but it fits right in with the looks of many of the cars I see driving around here in the South.