Performance Improvements Does the Texas Mile

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To celebrate their 50th year of operation Andy McJannett and his brother Rob McJannett, sons of Performance Improvements Speed Shops founder Bob McJannett, set forth on a road trip from Toronto Ontario to Las Vegas Nevada for SEMA 2013.

After a little bit of trip planning on their Parrot Asteroid the brothers McJannett noticed that the famed Texas Mile was ‘almost’ on the way, so in the name of speed they made a little detour on their way to the city of sin.

22 days, 18 states, and 9,468km (5,883 miles) later Andy and Rob have made it back with quite the collection of photos, the SEMA photos you’ve already seen so here are some from their road trip and the Texas Mile.

The car and the pilots

The faithful chariot for this journey was Andy’s Edlebrock supercharged SRT8 300C with a K&N Intake, Moroso aluminium tanks, 8 piston Mercedes Benz brakes, and Mickey Thompson Street Comp Tires.

The pilots of course were Andy and Rob.

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Rob with his most intense ready for business face
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Andy pondering why Rob is so serious
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The monster and some puny Dinosaur
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Paused somewhere between here and there, after some top speed runs

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A very small sampling of the cars at the event

The Competitors

After thinking of a few different ways of breaking up the coverage I decided fast to faster made the most logical sense.

A few vehicles I couldn’t find numbers on but I was able to for most.

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This bike went 86.MPH

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I need one of these…one of the big ones… no actually make it two
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The lack of numbers or tape leads me to believe this car was just hanging out

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I was unable to determine just how fast this Eclipse went
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This Thunder bird sure is a long way from the oval track

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This boosted ’70 Ghia managed to go 130.40MPH
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It sounds like this Studebaker Texas mile veteran and for 2013 it topped out at 138.3MPH
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This has to be one of the last vehicles I ever expcted to see at the Texas Mile
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With the aerodynamics of a brick you might be surprised to learn that this first gen Ranger went…
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…163.70 MPH
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Beautiful 69 Camaro that skated down the mile at 167mph
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This Huffman Racing 2010 GT3 just scooted past the Camaro with a top speed of 167.30 MPH
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Andy’s SRT on the dyno prior to his runs.Bug him here on instagram for the final numbers
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I guess it’s pretty warm in Texas…
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Andy and his SRT8 pre aerodynamic upgrades….
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…and after
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Getting some heat in the tires prior to going 168.20 MPH
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Tidy looking 89 CRX
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Good for 169 flat
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The Team Shake N Bake Gozilla ran slightly faster than the CRX at 169.60 MPH
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This CLS55 AMG topped out at 171.60 MPH
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A quick browse through MBWorld leads me to believe there is a lot of coin in this engine bay
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Michael Keisling’s supercharged Camaro was good for 179.8 MPH
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Tape all of the things
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This zo6 went 180.80 MPH
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The CF aero on this twin turbo 67 Camaro put it down the mile at 182.40 MPH
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Though it looks fairly stock according to the site this twin turbo charged maxed out at 185.10 MPH
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Lots of Ford GTs at the mile…
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This  particular one ran 185.30 MPH
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I am so used to seeing these set up as drift cars that this looks a little weird… ran a 196.50 MPH
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Frosty Factory Racing Team ran 197.20 MPH in their Ford GT

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The Bohica Racing R8 was capable of 200.20 MPH
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Highsmith Hemi 2008 Super Bird kitted Challenger
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A super and e85 propelled this car to 195.40 MPH
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Undeground Racing is known for their crazy fast twin turbo cars and this one ran 204.30 MPH
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This Twin Turbo ’03 911 ran 212.60 MPH on E85

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The new Texas Mile record belongs to Patrick O’Gorman who took Mark Heidaker’s Ford GT all the way up to 278.2MPH

More coverage and results from the Texas Mile can be seen at texasmile.net or on facebook at The Official Texas Mile.

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