October 12, 2005 – HPC
will host two of the world’s fastest wheel-driven vehicles in our booth
at the 2005 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV November 1 – 4, 2005. This is
only the second time in the history of the SEMA Show for two land speed
record streamliners to be displayed
The Nish Motorsports
streamliner has set fifteen land speed records in the past eighteen
years and holds the current AA/FS record of 373.907 MPH. Jeff, Terry,
T.J., and Mike Nish as well as Pam Curtis and Jim Wysong have set land
speed records while driving this streamliner in various engine
The car was damaged in
a 2004 crash but has been rebuilt with a new body from Jim and B.J.
Burkoll at Autobody Express that will accommodate a new naturally
aspirated 673 cubic inch Aries Big Block Chevrolet engine built by Klein
Engines in Chandler, AZ. The Nish’s are hopeful this combination of
aerodynamics and horsepower should produce a 425 MPH AA/FS record.
streamliner is powered by two 450+ cubic inch supercharged and alcohol
injected Donavan Chrysler-based engines bolted nose-to-nose. One engine
runs in normal rotation and the other in reverse rotation and power is
put to the all-wheel drive system via a Liberty 5-speed transmission.
This combination powered the #411 car to a 417.020 MPH record in the AA/BFS
class in 2004.
Southern California Timing Association
Utah Salt Flats Racing Association