YouTube is perhaps one of the greatest gifts bestowed upon the car enthusiast community since the advent of anti-lock brakes (ABS) in the mid-80s. Both have either prevented or helped solve many an accident, and just like ABS, a huge swath of the population has grown to readily accept and cherish YouTube.
Yes, some amazingly insane soul stuffed a 4.8L 292 ci Small Block V8 under the hood of a 1952 Army Willys Jeep, added a D1 ProCharger Supercharger, a bathtub’s worth of nitrous from Nitrous Express and proceeded to hit the drag strip.
Can you guess what follows? If you said something about it being an insane wheelie bumper stand so big that the car actually scrapes its back bumper on the way up, you’d be absolutely on the mark.
The truly amazing bit is that the Willys-sans-windshield still ran a 7.1 in the 1/8-mile during the same pass.
It’s a severally badass bumper stand made all the more
awesome frightening by the fact that the Willys doesn’t have a roll-cage, a wheelie bar, or any other form of safety equipment installed.
As one YouTube commenter put it, the Jeep probably could have moved faster if “that dude’s balls of steel weren’t weighing him down.”
Can’t argue with that.