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…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Piss’d Off Pete?

Piss'd Off Pete

The Blastolene Brothers don’t do small, which is why their latest creation, called Piss’d Off Pete, is difficult to comprehend.

The ‘hot rod’ began life as a Peterbilt Model 351 cab, which was then chopped and mounted behind an 852 cubic-inch, two-stroke, V12 Detroit Diesel that is fed by two superchargers to the tune of 500 horsepower and 1000 lb-ft of torque at the redline of just 2,800 rpm. Power is then fed into an Allison 4-speed transmission out of a Greyhound bus, and then out through a customized rear end out of a semi truck.

Piss'd Off Pete Details

Other details include seats that were built by a saddle maker, Baer brakes, and a custom built boat-tail gas tank.

If you happen to catch this thing in your rear view mirror, I suggest you get out of the way!

[Blastolene Brothers – Piss’d Off Pete]

[Via: Autoblog]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: GAZ-51 Cadillac Escalade EXT?

GAZ-51 Hot-Rod

Believe it or not, this GAZ-51 inspired hot-rod truck actually started out life as a Cadillac Escalade EXT truck!

GAZ-51 Hot-Rod Detail

The Russian creation was made by a company called ‘Grande-Garage’, and though little is known about it other than the fact that it looks great on the outside, is being built for a Russian plutocrat, and inherited quite a unique past, it’s definitely an interesting project to keep an eye on.

[Via: Carscoop]

…The factory tuners are coming?

To Catch A Preditor

Motive’s article, To Catch A Predator, which is all about the current trend of factories bringing their hot rod building in-house, is another example of why Motive is quickly becoming the place to go on the web for interesting automotive information.

The full range of tuners is covered, including AMG, M Division, John Cooper Works (JCW), Nismo, SVT/Ford Racing, SRT, Quattro GmbH, F, SS, GXP, V-Series, Super, Alpha, STI and Mazdaspeed, so if you’ve got a brand, they’ve got a tuner for you.

Perhaps the muscle car wars aren’t over after all…

[Motive – List: A Look At Factory Hot Rodders]

…Model cars belong on the wall?

Drive In

Jellio’s Drive In wall art might not suit everyone’s tastes, but it would be perfect for any car or model car lover’s humble abode. Designed to look like the plastic parts form a 50s era hot rod model car kit, Drive In is a follow up to Turbo, their first piece, made to look like the plastic parts from a 70s era car. The price tag is hefty, so this is probably best suited for the well-heeled car enthusiast, but it is a great throwback idea for those who can afford it to the days of Revell models and gluing your hands together in the process.

[Jellio]

[Via: Autoblog]