Roadkill hosts Mike Finnegan and David Freiburger have broken up - kinda - to spin off a new show, Hot Rod Garage, that mostly gives up the driveway and parking lot wrench work for the confines of a garage. We say kinda because while Finnegan is the primary host for Hot Rod Garage, Freiburger plays guest host and the new show starts off by wrenching on the Roadkill Draguar project car.

What's the Draguar? It's a 1974 Jaguar XJ12 that's about to be force-fed a 383-cubic-inch Chevrolet long-block engine with tidbits like Holley carbs, a Weiand 6-71 Roots blower and a "custom WillBlow transmission," all good for about 700 horsepower. After that Finnegan gets into swapping parts on his wife's El Camino and some TIG welding lessons.

You can check out the first episode below. And in case you're worried, no, Roadkill isn't going away.


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      Richard
      • 7 Months Ago
      Are you guys sure it's a big block? Most 383 chevys are based on 350 small blocks....
      EB110Americana
      • 7 Months Ago
      A "long block" isn't what it sounds like. It just has to do with the level of dress on the engine when you acquire it. A short block contains all the parts internal to the engine block such as the crankshaft and pistons. The long block also includes the heads and valve assembly. In this respect, all running engines are more than even long blocks. It has nothing to do with the length of the block.
        cfphelps
        • 6 Months Ago
        @EB110Americana
        That's correct, I noticed that too while reading.
      protrails
      • 7 Months Ago
      Wow... This presents really douchey compared to the natural humor of Roadkill. The band shizz is laughable. But I guess this is targeted at 10 to 16 year old boys to recruit them to Lincoln Tech.
      SloopJohnB
      • 7 Months Ago
      How old school. What's next, Paul Newmans' old Volvo with an ancient Ford V8 in it? Jags with V8s have been around for 50 years.
      Douglas
      • 6 Months Ago
      oh yea and the band sucks
      artspeedperformance
      • 7 Months Ago
      It would be great to be some old guy and pull up to some ass looking to do a stoplight drag race, then imagine their disbelief because they were way too far behind to notice their reaction. I am not in the ten to sixteen-year old age range from the previous post, but I would damn well enjoy taking this Q-ship out for a spin.
        SloopJohnB
        • 7 Months Ago
        @artspeedperformance
        Yep…sleepers and rat rods can rule. I remember a certain engineer's 1400hp C4 Corvette at the Warren Tech Center...
        Narom
        • 7 Months Ago
        @artspeedperformance
        Thats why i loved my Vtec Mini Type R. Never slowest off the line ;)
      Douglas
      • 6 Months Ago
      Does this mean no more Roadkill Adventures? This show felt like it had commercials every ten seconds. Is this the new reality with the shake up of the magazine and web now that Source Interlink has changed to The Enthusiast Network?