The Mooneyes Dragster fires up at Sydney Hot Rod Expo – Video

Nostalgia fans attending the Sydney Hot Rod & Custom Auto Expo at Rosehill Racecourse last weekend were treated to the sights, sounds and smells of the legendary Mooneyes Dragster.


THE immaculate machine – a replica of the original built in the early 60s by the late Dean Moon – is based on a Dragmaster rail and powered by a 350ci Chevy with a rare front-mounted Potvin supercharger. It runs on methanol and makes around 600hp.

Mooneyes Dragster“It’s been a great pleasure to be here in Australia,” said Mooneyes USA President Chico Kodama, who oversaw the firing up of the dragster on both Saturday and Sunday. “A lot of people know about the car, they’ve seen it in the magazines, but they’ve never seen the actual car itself. People see the set-up in the engine and there’s a little curiosity about how it works and whatnot, with the front-mount blower.”

Mooneyes dragsterThe Sydney appearance was the second stop on the Mooneyes Dragster’s 2018 Australian tour. Its final appearance will be at the WA Hot Rod & Street Machine Spectacular at Claremont Showground, Perth on 16-17 June.