Big cubes, big power, big booty, and room for the entire family! David Vea’s ’65 Impala makes its return to our pages infinitely tougher than before, and proves that pro-street will never die! Carrying on with the pro-street theme, we kill tyres in Paul Boden’s latest ’55 build, a big-block ’55 post. Have you been following our introductory guide to drag racing? This issue we really start to get into the finer details of improving your time slips. If you’re a Napa CMC fan, Hugh Gardiner’s latest build, a SB2 powered Trans-Am will surely have your jaw dropping. For the hot rodders, metal master Stacey Emeny shares his latest build, a ’37 Ford pickup dubbed ‘The Gunfighter’, and we head to MAD (Model A Day), and party at Squeak Bell’s birthday. With the final nail in the coffin having been served for drag racing at Taupo, we take a look back at some of the highlights in its short history. All this and a boot load more in the May issue of NZV8.