The demo recreation of a drag strip race is a firm favourite at the Classic
The Street Car Shootout celebrated its 10th year at the Classic in 2019, giving visitors a glimpse of British street car drag racing at its very best with over 70 of the UK's baddest street cars battling it out to take the much coveted crown.
2018 saw the biggest and best display to date with newcomer, Danny Wilson, taking top honours in his Outlaw Anglia running a 412 cubic inch small block Chevy engine with an incredible best ¼ mile time of 8.85 seconds crossing the line at 153 mph. Last years title was taken in full street trim running full exhaust and road-going tyres. This year, Danny's Anglia is undergoing a rebuild but he was back with his Ford Zephyr using the mighty small block from the Anglia, so there were some exciting runs from the new toy.
Old favourites Taz Racing were back in force with Den Reynolds in the mighty Corvette which made a welcome return, and Dave Arnold in the big Pontiac Trans Am returned with a new monster engine after a few years out. Lee Denham - who has been missing from the Taz line-up for what seems an age - was back in the lime green Capri running a 400 Dart race motor and running way down in the 9’s at 148mph. Not wanting to be out-gunned by those monster V8’s, young Adam Skinner (previously running the rat Fiat with a 2-litre Toyota turbo and lifting those front wheels as he hit second gear!) has been very busy during those cold winter months and that little four pot Toyota now runs an even bigger turbo and has been dyno-ed at over 500 bhp; he was harnessing all that power in a car that weighs little more than a Tesco shopping trolley at this summer's Classic!