Cleetus McFarland loves his burnouts – the more outrageous, the better. So when the YouTube star was looking to build something for the upcoming Summit Racing Burnout Rivals event, he decided to get weird with it and turn a 220,000-mile Chevrolet Express parts delivery van into a nitrous-huffing smoke machine. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the “Freedom Delivery Van.”
Naturally, with a name like that, this custom Chevrolet Express needed the right parts to look to make it work. As such, the exterior received a Summit Racing Equipment livery complete with several bald eagles and red-white-and-blue graphics.
Powering this thing is a 6.0L engine, which does a decent job churning the rubber, but, hey a little extra never hurt. As such, Cleetus and company decided to add a hundred-shot of laughing gas to the mix.
More power is great, but the Chevrolet Express also got a few complementary mods to make the burnouts even easier, including a rear brake delete, plus a welded rear diff to keep both tires on boil. There’s also a set of open side exhaust pipes to let those good noises flow.
With the former parts delivery van kitted out and dripping with freedom, the crew heads to the local track to do a few runs and tune the engine for the nitrous kit.
Funny enough, without any mufflers, this thing actually sounds like a proper burnout machine, cracking and burbling its way down the drag strip. After just five minutes messing around with the air/fuel ratio, the crew feel comfortable enough to let ‘er rip, standing on both pedals to let those rear tires go up in smoke. Cleetus steers with one hand and keeps his thumb on the nitrous button, all while the open exhaust sings its 6.0L song with gusto.
Glorious? You betcha.