|No ordinary street car.|
He’ll soon be featured in an upcoming issue of the magazine and is still proudly running AMSOIL, so we caught up with him to learn more about his passion for power.
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Duane S: I have always been into imports but didn't start modifying them until I got the Supra back in '99.
AMSOIL: Was the Supra your first project car?
DS: No, I had a 4-door '79 Cutlass before this with a GM crate engine and a bottle added. It was an 11-second car and was fun to drive…a true sleeper.
AMSOIL: Why AMSOIL?
|Let's pop the hood. Oh my!|
AMSOIL: Favorite AMSOIL product?
DS: I have a few: gear oil, grease and I particularly like the Signature Series Oil which I run in both my vehicles. Oil is the life blood of the engine. It carries away the waste, lubricates and keeps everything running smoothly.
AMSOIL: If you could modify any car in the world to your specifications, what would your dream vehicle be?
DS: Generally, I wouldn't say an exotic because I think they are underpowered for what you pay. But, Under Ground Racing has packages for a Lamborghini. It is a twin turbo kit that can put out 1500 hp on pump gas. I would have one of those and add my own touch to what they already do. There is always room to improve or make it your own. All in all though, I love the Supra and the uniqueness I’ve created.
AMSOIL: We love it, too. What kind of media coverage has your Supra received?
DS: The car has received many awards. It has been featured in a total of 6 magazines and is slated for another one coming up. Over 50 trophies over the time I have owned it. The main trophy is my wife, because she is the one that supports me with what I like to do. Mind you, she loves it too. It was her idea recently to modify it more!
AMSOIL: Most memorable moment on the tuner scene:
DS: We have had many. Awards are great, and so is magazine coverage. But I would have to say hitting the 1000 horsepower number (1035.92) on the dyno is a milestone for us. It is a great feeling and a testament to the tuning, parts and oil to make this powerful an engine and keep it going.
AMSOIL: Thanks for sharing. Best of luck to you in the years ahead.