Frank Guerrero is your regular, hard working speed freak. He grew up on the tough streets of Chicago, learning to spin wrenches at an early age, and taking in an occasional off-track drag race whenever the opportunity presented itself. While passionate about older iron, Frank closely follows the newer, super-efficient musclecars of today. Life was good, working at a speed shop while Detroit kicked out the quickest cars in the history of the automobile. Frank thought he had it all.
Monthly Archives: March, 2015
In 1987, Tony and Neil started screwing around with the idea of just how low can you go. Specifically, they investigated just how quick they could make a car go for the least amount of money – a tradition here at Cars Illustrated. The end result was the now-famous “12.99 ET for $1299” two-part series. In that effort, the guys taught a lot of us how to maximize an almost nonexistent budget.
It’s called the TX2K15, and if you’re into fast street cars, it’s an event that you just have to check out. Held annually in the Houston area, TX2K15 if actually several events all held during the same March weekend. The events include a roll race, a dyno challenge, a drag race, and activities that the promoters call “after dark”.
It’s early March and still only 11 degrees in Dearborn, MI. Four of us are standing there freezing our balls off, as the blue Stingray is being unloaded from a trailer wearing New York tags. It’s been a long winter, and the owner has been dreaming about more horsepower since the snow started to fly some five months ago.
The plain hard fact of the matter is: If you drive it on the street, if it has plates on it, and you can get away with it, then dammit it’s a street car. And, if we meet up and we race, and you kick my ass because you can get away with more than I can, then I’ll be jealous. But, that doesn’t make your ride any less legit .