VICTORIAN Harry Haig has one of the craziest tough street cars in the country. It’s wheel lifting launches and ability to take a different line every time it fires down the quarter has earnt POP666 a legion of fans.
When Harry heard we were doing Drag Challenge last year he decided to join us halfway through for a bit of fun with his crazy barn-find HQ sedan. He spend a whole five minutes prepping for the trip.
“I dragged the trailer out of the paddock and found a pair of drag radials that the dog had been pissing on for six months,” Harry says. With a bag of zip ties, a couple drums of E85 and a few tools he hit the road with his mate Long John Megahorne (probably not his real name). They weren’t in the running for any prizes; they were just there for a bit of a laugh.
During VPW Drag Challenge 2014 the HQ was packing a 510ci big block Chev with a GT4788 and managed a 9.0 at 158mph before spontaneously combusting after a fuel fitting let go at Heathcote Raceway. The fire caused a bit of damage with all the wiring and gauges being sacrificed to the racing gods.
Since then Harry’s got it all back together and upped the ante with a Pro-mod spec 98mm turbo. “I needed something to chase all these LS boys down,” he says, and recently at Heathcote the new combo showed some of its potential with a ball tearing 8.52 at 168mph. So who’s chasing who?