As I walked through the pits at the March Meet last weekend passing drag cars of all shapes and sizes, I spotted an absolute monster of a vehicle.
Was that an old school ambulance? Indeed it was. From the time when they were made from fullsize passenger cars and not from vans.
And it wasn't just any old ambulance, but one of the fastest in the world.
Meet Nurse Ratchet.
Built out of a 1968 Oldsmobile ambulance (amber lamps?), this former medical transport now finds itself being hurled down the quarter mile to the tune of high ten second ET's.
Even cooler is the fact that it's owned and driven by Shannon Speer – an actual registered nurse of 19 years.
Obviously you need some serious power to get a 5,400 lb vehicle down the track that fast. Sitting in the middle of the car is a 496-cube big block Chevy with a healthy dose of nitrous, hooked to a Turbo 400 auto trans.
It's amazing that even with a tubbed rear end and fat Mickey Thompson slicks, there's still a TON of room back there.
A quick view of the cockpit. You wouldn't expect an ambulance to be lacking in the safety department, right?
I always like seeing builds that have a sense of humor, and this one has plenty.
Unfortunatley I didn't get a chance to see this thing on the track, but I'm sure it's one hell of a sight.
For more, check out the car's official website.