ROB Adamo joined us last year in his ultra-cool V8 Scorpion, but this year he opted for his larger-than-life Ford Bronco, which proved to be the ideal Drag Challenge chariot. It’s big, comfortable to cruise in, and quick.

It’s fair to say that the Bronco’s comprehensive in-car entertainment set-up gets a good workout during the lengthy cruising legs involved in Drag Challenge, too. “We just kicked back and checked out the highlight videos from the event on the screens in the car between tracks,” Rob says.

That’s living!

Conscious of an underlying engine issue, Rob’s plan was to run the car naturally aspirated up until day five at Calder Park, at which point he would turn the bottle on and let it eat.

Unfortunately the 427ci Windsor had other plans, calling it quits just shy of Heathcote on day four.

No biggie though, as Rob had planned to replace the nitrous engine with a monstrous F2 ProCharged combo soon after the event anyway.

“I really enjoyed the event, just like I did last year,” he says. “The people are great; there’s no rivalry and everyone pitches in and helps each other out.” s


Class: Castlemaine Rod Shop DYO


Engine: Windsor 427ci Transmission: Turbo 400 Converter: 5500rpm Diff: 4.11:1 Diff: 4.11:1 Power: 750hp (NA), 1000hp (nitrous) Previous PB: 9.80@138mph Best Drag Challenge Run: 10.60@128mph


John Victor