Sunday, September 19, 2010

Gord Cooper's Smoking Gun 1968 Kenworth

Well it's been a busy summer between work and shipping a kid off to university but I did manage to squeeze in a few days on the road and fewer opportunity's to rail fan. I made it to the Houston, BC drag race at the local airport where my boys and I got to see Edmonton based Gord Copper's 68 Kenworth (Smoking Gun) make some exhibition passes down the 1/4 mile blacktop strip. The rig is powered by a twin turbocharged Detroit 8V92 engine which develops 3000+ HP (bottom end is stock) propelling it the 1320' distance at just under 100mph using up almost 3 gallons of diesel per pass.

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