1949 F-1 & the Burnout Challenge: Tire Smokin’ Tuesday
Badass 1949 Ford F-1 packs a 750-horsepower Aluminator V8, making it a tire-slaying superstar.
This week’s “Tire Smokin’ Tuesday” video comes to us from the YouTube channel of KCs Paint Shop. It features a slick 1949 Ford F-1 pickup partaking in an internet challenge where it looks like the objective is to do a big, nasty burnout with a truck hauling a pine tree — and this classic Ford truck does that very well.
KC’s 1949 Ford F1
This sweet 1949 Ford F-1 was built by KC’s Paint Shop, Hot Rods & Restorations for the 2017 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. KC Mathieu is behind the wheel. Under the hood is a 5.0L Aluminator crate engine from Ford Performance, topped with a Roush supercharger and sending roughly 750 horsepower and 750 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels by means of a T-56 manual transmission. When coupled with the custom chassis, the high performance suspension setup and the premium Wilwood brakes, this antique Ford truck has got to be an absolute blast to drive.
However, for this video, driving dynamics don’t matter. All that matters here is that this 1949 F-1 can easily smoke the low-profile Falken tires while hauling a pine tree.
The Challenge in Action
This video begins with Mathieu in the driver’s seat of his 1949 Ford F-1, where he calls out a couple of other shops before firing up his wicked antique truck. After revving the 750-horsepower engine, he drops the clutch and begins to obliterate the rear tires while whipping the back of this truck around and around.
As the F-1 effortlessly destroys the rear tires, he drifts around the cameraman and eventually runs over a GoPro that is sitting on the ground, smoking the tires hard for the duration of this minute-long video.
Crank up your speakers and enjoy!