[Photos] ‘Street Outlaws’ Star Big Chief’s New Racecar Will Blow Your Mind
Street Outlaws cast member Justin “Big Chief” Shearer survived a terrifying car crash a few months ago that destroyed his beloved Pontiac LeMans, but the reality television star recovered quickly and surprised many of his fans by recently unveiling a new racecar.
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Shearer showed off his new racing vehicle, a Pontiac Firebird Pro Mod, at the PRI (Performance Racing Industry) Trade Show. Shearer was able to salvage the engine and transmission from his previous Pontiac and equipped both pieces inside his new car, which he’s given the nickname the “Crowmod.”
Gallery: Big Chief’s New Car
Pro Mod cars are somewhat based on production automobiles, but are left-hand driver vehicles that also come with turbocharged, supercharged, and nitrous oxide assisted engines, which enables them to hit speeds of up to 258 mph, according to Team Jegs’ official web site.
“I’m going to pull this cover off, everyone’s going to hate on this car and I’m going to answer any questions that you may have,” Shearer said while introducing the vehicle, “then anybody who don’t like it can get in line and we can race all the way back to Oklahoma.”
Shearer is an Oklahoma native and is a regular cast member of the Discovery Channel show Street Outlaws. His fellow cast member “Daddy” Dave Cornstock also survived a frightening car crash this year. Cornstock revealed his new racecar at the same show as Shearer.
Hopefully both gear heads can keep their cars right-side up and on the pavement in 2016.
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Video: Big Chief Reveals his New Vehicle
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