Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Madison, Alabama
That's a good question my friend. I can tell you for me- I will never reach that point. For me, it has nothing to do with the power, or always trying to be the fastest, or putting the most power to the ground. It's much more than that!!
For example, building the 468 that sits in my 67 RS/SS Camaro, I never had a goal, or number that I wanted to achieve in mind. After talking to Comp Cams, Holley, Keisler, Summit Racing, Speed Pro, and a few good friends back home the end result netted 613 horses and 618 foot lbs of torque. Do I get to use all of that. Absolutely not. But knowing that I planned, built, and executed that combination.... Well that is a feeling of success. And every time I fire that ol' big block up, I get a rush like words can't describe. Do I crave more?!?! Absolutely! And it's not because I race it (which I don't), it's not because someone out there has more power, I want to be able to prove to myself, that I can do it. It has nothing to do with anyone else. I would like nothing more than to open my hood and see a Pro-Charger sitting on top of that motor. Would I be able to use those horses? Not no, but hell no!! But it would be another chapter completed....
I would probably go out a limb and say that most of your cars that are pushing 500 horses and above, are not driven on a daily basis or as a commuter. Because of that, that car now becomes luxury, and luxury becomes pride. And well, I believe that you can never have enough pride....