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2002 Car Craft Magazine - Real Street Eliminator Champion

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At Road America April 2003, as shown in the September 2003 issue of Popular Hot Rodding

8.2 Liter Genuine Cadillac Power

About to "wow" the crowd with an 11.80 @ 116 mph pass at Bristol TN

Some comments from Marko Radielovic, writer for Car Craft magazine.

"A lot of thought went into making this Caddy handle like a sports car."
"Nothing radical, just sound engineering."
"Taking home the crown as the official '02 Real Street Eliminator champion was no small feat."
"But in the end, we had to call him The King."

To read about the Caddy beating Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s
(was Darrell Kirley's) 67 Camaro (center above) click here.
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Action shot of the auto cross competition at the Real Street Eliminator Contest
Results below

Real Street Eliminator Results

Byron, IL Dragway with an 11.90 ET

Passing Mustang Cobras at Road America April 03, 2003.

Excerpt from Popular Hot Rodding

Jeff Schwartz would easily be considered one of the more aggressive drivers in the event. Ignoring the fact that he's even on a road course in the first place with an '82 Cadillac Fleetwood, Schwartz pushed the car to its absolute limits and humbled more than a few sports car owners in the process. When he overcooked the brakes in his very first session Schwartz decided to maintain his pace by "throwing" the Caddy into the turns to help scrub off speed, keeping the M3s and Cobras comfortably in his rear view.

Click here for more info on the excerpt above from
"Wide Open in Wisconsin" Sept 2003 Issue of Popular Hot Rodding Magazine

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Custom Interior and Instrument Panel

1982 Fleetwood Brougham D'elegance Coupe
Originally equipped with a 350 Olds Diesel

Customization and Modification Details

Body / Interior:

Rust free Texas body was stripped to bare metal and epoxy primed. Custom two tone acrylic urethane base coat, clear coat paint. New windshield and all weatherstripping installed. Custom fabricated 10 lb aluminum bumpers and mounting brackets with integral brake cooling ducts. Red powder coated engine compartment bracing and body molding. Red Cadillac logos on windshield. Airbrushed "Cadillac Attack" graphics on deck lid. Custom two tone leather and cloth interior upholstery by ALS. Recaro seats with custom made aluminum mounting brackets adapting original full power memory mechanism. Cadillac logos embroidered into leather. New carpet, mats, dash pad, headliner. Steering wheel is GM leather Trans Am with Cadillac Catera center emblem. Instrument panel is custom made from aluminum sheet, painted black and adapted into the stock dash with Autometer 160mph speedo, Lokar cable, Autometer 8000 rpm tach, water temp and oil pressure gauges. Auxiliary gauge panel with oil temp, trans temp, vacuum, volt gauges. B&M Super shifter. Cockpit mounted NOS gauge and remote bottle valve. 6 point racing harness for driver.

Suspension / Chassis:

All suspension bushings machined from hard plastic (Delrin) with steel liners and grease fittings. All new mechanical parts. Front springs shortened one coil; Rear control arms boxed with welded flat steel reinforcement plates. 14:1 WS6 Trans Am Steering gear box. Custom made aluminum steering shaft with needle bearing universal joints. Rear differential is a non C clip GM 8.5" ten bolt with 2.73 limited slip. Sway Bars are Hellwig super heavy duty with urethane bushings and links. Front is 1 5/16" diameter and rear is 1". Wheels are fully polished custom made Center Line forged billet Rhino, 17x9.5 front with 5" rear spacing and 17x11 rear with 7" rear spacing. Tire are Nitto NT555R 275 /40 zr17 front and 315/ 35 zr 17 rear. Rear frame rails narrowed 1" per side for clearance. New original HD type 12" front disc brakes with Performance Friction "95" pads. Rear Disc brakes are12" 94 corvette rotors with GM mid size calipers, adjustable proportioning valve, custom mounting brackets and stainless braided brake lines. KYB gas shocks, Custom made square tube transmission cross member. Custom 3" dual crossover exhaust with Flowmaster mufflers.


1973 500 cu. In. 497 rear wheel HP, 692 rear wheel ft lbs of torque. (710hp 850ft lbs on engine dyno) with nos. Fully deburred block. Ported and milled heads. Multi angle valve job by Speed Freek Motorsports, Comp Cams/MTS Extreme Energy (MTS MT15) hydraulic cam lifters, valve springs. Cam specs 230 / 236 dur. @ .050, Lift .562. Modified and baffled oil pan for extra capacity. Dial a Jet equipped Holley 850 DP carburetor flowed to 980cfm. Custom made carbon fiber heat shield. Fabbed sheet aluminum valve covers and air cleaner, custom engraved w/ Cadillac logos and displacement. MSD ignition, plug wires and 3 stage retard control. Hedman BBC Headers modified with custom made Caddy flanges. Ported Edelbrock intake. NOS big shot plate system, Two Holley blue fuel pumps. Turbo 400 trans by Advantage Transmissions, 13" W-30 convertor. Braided lines, external oil and trans coolers. Dyno tuned at AMS

Soon to be installed: 8.9 Liter Stroker Cadillac, good for 10 second ET's

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