Denny Terzich of North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, has built some bad rides in his time, but none like this one. He started building cars on a professional level with his father, uncle, and cousin in 1994, forming his business called Pro Rides. He built a '56 Chevy that turned up all over the magazines and won the Goodguy's Street Machine of the Year award in 2002. He built many famous cars for companies like Summit Racing, but decided to go back to building cars for himself. Aside from building world-class show and race cars, Denny owns a business selling classic cars that allows him to build his cars exactly how he wants.
Denny has shown particular interest in an event held every year called Drag Week. It's an intensive week traveling and racing where each participating car has to drive to the destinations under its own power, towing all of the tools and parts it needs for racing. That's four dragstrips and 1,200 miles in five days. Needless to say, the requirements to build a competitive car are extreme. In 2007, Denny built a '67 Camaro that took the win running almost a full second faster than the competition ever had. The pressure is on for this year as he is building a car to go even faster than his last.
His latest project is this '69 Camaro titled "Sick Seconds." His goal is to bury his competition at Drag Week by running in the 6s. This would really be a huge achievement since IHRA Pro Mod cars are into the 6-second range, and there is no way they could drive 1,200 miles. You may be asking yourself, how is this possible? The simple answer is lots of power and fiberglass. Aside from the roof, the entire body is made from a composite material. He is looking everywhere to drop more weight. He says the block has an extra 50 pounds of metal he doesn't need. The goal is to get the total weight with driver down to 2,700 pounds to allow the 2,000hp big-block to really shine. Another cool thing about this Camaro is it won't always look like a drag car. The 15- and 16-inch diameter wheels for the strip will get traded out for 18- and 20-inch wheels for the street.