Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Morehead, KY "Everyone likes Morehead"
Vehicle: 2006 SLK55 AMG Red with Black int. 31k mi.
Other Toys: C32 AMG, Harley Davidson FLH-FSE, Ducati 900M, MR2 Turbo, Anschutz M54 Super Match
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At least tell us what it was. RS, SS, Z/28 or other model. How did the two compare, etc. And if it was the SS, was it the original SS based on the Aussie Holden platform or the latest SS from Michigan based on the smaller, lighter Caddy ATS platform? This is important to me as I hang out with a gaggle of Camero Central speed freaks and we organize a group of charity dragraces each year in KY. Since getting the SLK. I was hoping to be able to hold my own with at least the stock SS. The monster horse supercharged models will have to wait and play with the SL55's and SL65's.
This year we are holding six drag events. All are open only to licensed street rods and other cars and trucks. Two will be 1/4 mi arm drop style. Two will be 1/8th mi using a regular "Christmas Tree" start and finally, the last two will be a old school stop light to stop light race over a closed course of only 200 ft using a street style traffic light for staging and start. It will require killer reaction times and a car capable of great hole shots. Points awarded for each event toward qualifying for the season finale which will feature a winner take all purse of $25k. There will be one event per month starting in April. PM me if you want details as I was not really promoting the event here, just sharing the story.
PS one of my Camero friends always brings his 700hp (on motor) supercharged SS with a 150 shot of nitrous to this event. It is a crowd pleaser. Last year they had a custom Pontiac Solstice with a LS7 installed (500hp). That was a hoot. It had a 6 sped Tremec in it as well. Very tidy. We usually have 2-3 MB's on hand but would love to have more.