Lucky Gives Mopala Some Love at the 37-Second Mark
By Jordon Scott, August 14, 2021
MotorTend Presents Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge is finally here! If you've been hiding under a rock for the last six years, Roadkill Nights is a street legal celebration of speed where drag cars come to compete in the eighth-mile on historic Woodward Avenue in Pontiac, Michigan. Friday night was for tech inspection and the competition looks stiff! We snapped as many pictures as we could of all the street legal muscle cars and hot rods rolled in.
This female-owned and raced ‘Hot Rod Taxi’ wagon is powered by a GM ZZ4 350 ci crate motor and a Weiand supercharger producing a remarkable 500 hp. The garage spirit continues all around this wild wagon; it features air ride suspension, Wilwood disc brakes, 20” chrome wheels, and wheelie bars.
Who’s ready to go tear up the track with Darcy?! We know we are.
A '78 Dodge D300 dually slammed to the ground with Hellcat Hemi power? Sounds like a great combo to us! Paul Terlosky's brute makes an even bigger impact with a bold stripe down the middle of the white paint and big billet wheels.
13 Aug 2021, 12:49 UTC ·
by Daniel Patrascu
There was a time when this here truck was an unassuming D-300, part of the D/W series Dodge manufactured from the early 1960s all the way into the 1990s. But after the guys over at Ohio-based House of Mouse Racing had their way with it, it turned into a build that is impossible to miss.
Nicknamed Hellcat Hauler, the truck presents itself as a dually, custom inside and out and, and despite looking pretty tame on the lawn (check gallery for more), it’s a true monster.
First, the thing is capable of sitting so low in the grass, like a snail hugging the ground, thanks to the use of a custom built heavy duty four-link air ride suspension. These hidden bits end in 20-inch inch chrome wheels that support a sculpted body in Diamond Crystal White Pearl with an anodized Blue Pearl stripe running down the middle.
The impressive body hides two surprises inside. First, under the hood the shop behind the build fitted a Hellcat engine, tied it to an automatic transmission, and called it at 707 horsepower.
Then, the other surprise is inside, where the House of Mouse fitted leather bucket seats, a folding armrest console, and rear cushioned bench with two hidden compartments. On the dash sits a set of Dakota Digital gauges, but also lot of the gadgets we’re used to having around in our modern-day cars: Bluetooth, USB, auxiliary, XM capability, and rear view camera.
The truck remains towing-capable, and packs gooseneck and Reese hitches, slide out mirrors, and auxiliary LED backup light.
The Hellcat Hauler was finished last year and, after getting the Best Dodge Truck Pick at the 2021 Goodguys Summit Racing Nationals, is looking for a new owner. The truck is for sale during the Mecum auction in Dallas in September, with no mention of how much it is expected to fetch.
I have seen all kind of over the top custom builds and crazy engine swaps, but this guy totally nailed it. Paul Terlosky of House of Mouse Racing brought not one, but a couple of vehicles at the Holley MoParty event and got all the eyeballs. He drove 8 hours in his heavily modified Hellcat powered 1978 Dodge D100 Dually truck a.k.a. “Hellcat Hauler” pulling his 1968 Dodge Coronet Police car “Power Tour Patrol”, which also has a Hellcat engine under the hood. How cool is that?
Play the Holley video below to see more about Paul Terlosky’s crazy Hellcat swapped Mopars.