A famous man once said "I have a dream"
Well it turns out we all have a dream.
Question is though : "Do you have the persistence and resilience to chase and catch your dream?"
Here is one man that did, and in the process inspired many of us to dream and invent!
Thank you Mr Hadfield.
Perhaps a bit O/T, but if someone can shove a V12 Merlin into a car, it deserves a bit of love and attention, and Australian Rod Hadfield 55 Chevy deserves just that. Rod spent 15 years to build his 1955 Chevy and faced many engineering issues to make his car street legal and at the same time be rated for safety.
Throwing in a 1650 Cubic inch Supercharged V12 Rolls-Royce Merlin Engine that makes 3,000 hp in the 55 Chevy is clearly not your typical engine conversion and had taken a fabricator 5 long years alone just to develop a frame for the car..not to mention another 9 months just to paint it,
The video below shows just how difficult it is to start the engine, it is literally just like starting a plane’s engine. The engine is so huge just look at how far back the driver has to sit, literal a backseat driver. According to the video, the cost of this car is well over $1,000,000.
We have to tip our hat to Hadfield, the engineering that went into this ride is impressive and deserving in its own right.