By The Numbers
Engine: 347ci small-block Ford, Eagle crank, World Products Windsor Jr. cylinder heads, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, Holley Street Avenger carb, MSD ignition and distributor
Trans: Borg Warner T-5 five-speed
Suspension: stock
Brakes: stock discs front, drums rear
Rearend: 9-inch Ford with posi diff and 3.50 gears
Wheels: 17x7 and 17x8 American Racing VNT71R
Tires: 245/45R17 and 275/40R17 Riken Raptor
Future plans: They didn't get it on the road by his 16th birthday, but that's OK since Ken would prefer to let him learn in the minivan. The new goal is a father-son trip on this year's Power Tour.

'72 Buick GS Greg Avery • White Lake, MI "It's a hybrid," Greg Avery says. "It burns ethanol and tires!" Greg's theory is that engine development begins with fuel selection, so with E-85 being widely vailable in his area, he opted to tailor his twice-blown big-block Buick around its performance benefits. Though it'll be a beast underhood, you won't be able to tell by the outside. Greg plans for the GS to look showroom fresh and cruise the streets like a stocker, but be able to rip off at least 10.99 in the quarter-mile when he lets the two non-intercooled turbos exhale deeply into the 455.

By The Numbers
Engine: 455ci Buick, ported stock heads, 11:1 compression, knife-edged stock crank, Bullet cam, JE pistons, Eagle rods, TA Performance roller rockers, Edelbrock intake, 57mm T04B turbos, MSD Digital 6 ignition
Trans: TH-400, 10-inch 3,000 stall Coan converter and external oil cooler
Suspension: stock with Summit Racing drag shocks and rear airbags for launching
Brakes: stock power discs up front, drums in the rear
Rearend: stock Buick, posi diff and 3.90 gears
Wheels: modified 15x6 and 15x8 Buick Rallys
Tires: 225/70R15 and 275/60R15 BFGoodrich and Mickey Thompson drag radials
Future plans: The end is in sight, and Greg expects to be achieving his cruising and quarter-mile goals by the end of summer.