While we generally spend most of our time at SEMA walking through the halls of the convention center, there's some pretty impressive cars outside, as well. Take this wild 1944 Mack fire truck, for example.

Built by Tom Stark of Precision Designs, the truck has been fitted with a 2005 Viper SRT10 V10 engine mated to a Dodge 48RE automatic transmission. The stock Mack axle remains up front, but the rear suspension and axle from a 2008 Ram truck resides out back. Other features include Dodge Ram SRT10 brakes, 24-inch American Force wheels and custom leather seating.

Lest you think this is just a show truck, Stark tells us that the owner plans to actually drive the thing. He is even going to make the trek from his home in Kansas City to the Goodguys Nationals in Columbus, Ohio come July.

You can see the Viper-powered 1944 Mack fire truck in detail in the gallery above.


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      Frisky_Dingo
      • 3 Years Ago
      Completely and utterly pointless. I love it.
      folky15
      • 3 Years Ago
      Not sure who has the extra cash these days to throw into a project like this, but what a cool truck!!
        getoffmylawn
        • 3 Years Ago
        @folky15
        the 1%
          Kevin Hooker
          • 3 Years Ago
          @getoffmylawn
          Or the 99% that still knows how to saved money AND have fun! This project could have taken the owner years to perfect and/or afford. It may not be the case here but there are those of us out there who still buy POS old fire trucks (1965 Crown and 1965 Seagrave) and Frankentruck them.
          Frank
          • 3 Years Ago
          @getoffmylawn
          Sir, you got here by mistake. The URL for the Huffington Post is www.huffingtonpost.com/. Please post your comments there.
      Ron Ayotte
      • 3 Years Ago
      That's just way too cool.... as a firefighter, I freaking love it!
      folky15
      • 3 Years Ago
      The attention to detail here is incredible! The steering wheel is aligned intentionally, and even the wheels are rotated so that the 'Mack' is right-side-up.
      Matt
      • 3 Years Ago
      I would drive anything that had a Viper V10 with an axe mounted on the outside. Just ridiculous...and utterly beautiful.
      TMTexas
      • 3 Years Ago
      This may well be the coolest fire truck ever built. Viper power > all.
      Stars_Fan
      • 3 Years Ago
      That truck motor looks right at home in the mack
        Frank
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Stars_Fan
        That "truck" motor (true gearheads know what it really is) will blow your car into the weeds on the track or the straightaway.
      Johnny Trailerpark
      • 3 Years Ago
      This would've been a lot cooler if it wasn't so hellaflush.
      miketim1
      • 3 Years Ago
      i would love to drive this.
      Seven Eigh8 Si6
      • 3 Years Ago
      Love it!
      Shomare
      • 3 Years Ago
      Not that much of a stretch given that the V10 was also used in truck right?! For that matter, my Ford powered RV has the same motor as the Ford GT
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Shomare
        Except that the Viper's engine was never a truck engine. The block was an aluminum recasted version of the truck's engine, the rest is all Viper exclusive.
      • 3 Years Ago
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