Late 1970s F-100 is a Shocking Track Terror: Truckin’ Fast Wednesday
Show-quality F-100 is an incredible classic sleeper that will outrun just about any car on the road or track.
This week’s Truckin’ Fast Wednesday video comes to us from the JMalcom2004 YouTube channel and it features a pristine Ford F-100 from the late 1970s flexing its muscles on the drag strip. We feature quite a few classic F-Series race trucks and in most cases, they have been hacked up to make for a better track vehicle, but this truck is as clean as it would have been on the day that it rolled off of the assembly line. It is show quality, but it also roars down the track as well as a built muscle car.
Unfortunately, there are no details included on the F-Series pickup in the video above, but we know from the front end styling that it is a 1978 or 1979 F-100. There is no purging of a nitrous oxide system and there is no obvious sound that would indicate a supercharger or turbocharger, so this classic Ford seems to be naturally aspirated. If that is the case, we would guess that it is powered by a well-built big block V8, but it could just as easily be a monster small block.
In any case, this old Ford sits lower than it would have when new and it has track-friendly wheels and tires, but the sheet metal appears to be stock. If not for the wheels and ride height, this would look like a brand new 1978 or 1979 F-100, but as soon as it pulls into the burnout box, it is clearly far from stock.
The footage above was captured at Middle Georgia Motorsports Park and there are no times being displayed on the big boards, so we don’t get any elapsed times or trap speeds for this wicked F-100. However, between the sound of the engine and the fact that it appears to lift the front tires off of the ground on the launch, it is clear that this is a serious race truck.
This is an eighth mile pass and based on the timing between the launch and the point at which the driver lifts, only about 7 seconds of video runs. If we had to guess, this truck is running the eighth in the six-second range, which would be in the 10s in the quarter mile. Again, we don’t know that for sure, but there is no question that this gorgeous F-100 moves out in a hurry.
Crank up your speakers and enjoy!