Classic Ford with Nitrous Oxide Rockets Down the Track: Truckin’ Fast Wednesday

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Old school Ford F-Series gets down the track like a pro stocker with a big block Chevy V8.

This week’s Truckin’ Fast Wednesday video comes to us from the JMalcom2004 YouTube channel and it features a Ford F-Series pickup from the 1960s tearing down the quarter mile drag strip at Middle Georgia Motorsports Park. Unfortunately, it is powered by a Chevrolet engine, but is still one badass classic F-Series race truck that looks and performs like a pro stock car.

The Machine

Sadly, there are no details on this truck, but the title claims that it is powered by a big block Chevrolet V8 that was built by Fulton Racing Engines. It sounds like it is naturally aspirated, with the exception of what is likely a pretty massive nitrous oxide system that we see purging before the runs.

Classic Ford F-Series Drag Truck Front

Next, while this truck looks like a Ford F-Series pickup from 1967 or 1968, we would guess that few of the exterior panels came from a Motor Company assembly plant. The hood is obviously an aftermarket piece, but it appears as though the fenders, doors and bedside are all lightweight components and the glass has been replaced with composite materials as well.

Ford F-Series Wheels up Launch

Of course, this old Ford truck has huge Mickey Thompson drag tires out back and skinnies up front, allowing the lightweight, big block-powered pickup to get down the track in a hurry.

Tearing Down the Track

In the video above, we get to watch the Ford F-Series race truck driven by C.G. Knight make a handful of passes down the track. They are all no-time runs, but we don’t need elapsed times and trap speeds to appreciate how violently this big pickup storms down the track.

Ford F-Series Drag Truck Launch

It carries the tires just a bit on the launch and dances a bit, but this old Ford gets down the track straight and fast, so crank up your speakers and enjoy!

"Before I was old enough to walk, my dad was taking me to various types of racing events, from local drag racing to the Daytona 500," says Patrick Rall, a lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years. "He owned a repair shop and had a variety of performance cars when I was young, but by the time I was 16, he was ready to build me my first drag car – a 1983 Dodge Mirada that ran low 12s. I spent 10 years traveling around the country, racing with my dad by my side. While we live in different areas of the country, my dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when I was 16 while I race other vehicles, including my 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and my 1972 Dodge Demon 340.

"Although I went to college for accounting, my time in my dad’s shop growing up allowed me the knowledge to spend time working as a mechanic before getting my accounting degree, at which point I worked in the office of a dealership group. While I was working in the accounting world, I continued racing and taking pictures of cars at the track. Over time, I began showing off those pictures online and that led to my writing.

"Ten years ago, I left the accounting world to become a full-time automotive writer and I am living proof that if you love what you do, you will never “work” a day in your life," adds Rall, who has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now automotive journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular auto websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts.

"I love covering the automotive industry and everything involved with the job. I was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with my past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world provides me with a unique perspective of the industry.

"My experience drag racing for more than 20 years coupled with a newfound interest in road racing over the past decade allows me to push performance cars to their limit, while my role as a horse stable manager gives me vast experience towing and hauling with all of the newest trucks on the market today.

"Being based on Detroit," says Rall, "I never miss the North American International Auto Show, the Woodward Dream Cruise and Roadkill Nights, along with spending plenty of time raising hell on Detroit's Woodward Avenue with the best muscle car crowd in the world.

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