Today was an interesting day.
On my way to work on I-80 Chicago bound I was cruising 80mph.
From a distance about 1/2 mile back I observed a Big Pickup jacked up about 6-8 inches moving fast around 100 mph & gaining ground from the rear view mirror of my 1987 C4 Corvette Roadster.
I waited for him.
Moving about 85 mph I floored it and the Transgo shift kit came to Life I installed back in 2010.
2nd gear & then a fast upshift to 3rd.
He had a hopped up Cummins 6
He was hard on the BOOST & by the Roar he had 30 psi BOOST.
He likely had 600 HP & around 700 ft/lbs flywheel torque.
5" inch Pipes & no Muffler..
I held about 4 car lengths ahead to 110 but he was charging very hard still.
Gained no real ground till the 700R4 trans hit 114 mph.
Another Lighting fast shift to 4th Overdrive.
A few seconds later 120, 130, 135, 140 mph on the Digital Speedo in the Vette.....
I dusted him real Bad.
On the way home from work driving 1/2 hour steady a Pickup suddenly was tailgating my Vette with his highbeams on.
I sped up to 100 mph....
He sped up and tailgated me yet.
I goosed the gas to 110 and passed a few slow moving semi trucks.
Looking straight ahead it was easily 2 miles clear of open Highway.
I punched it & did not let up.
By 120 he was way back.
But trying still .
I stood on it and hit 130....his headlights almost disappeared.
Hit 135 mph & then eased out of it.
About 1 minute later the pickup came by me in the passing lane.
A Silver Dodge Hemi.
I punched it & the Vette lurched forward.
He didn't want to play no more.
Punched it again to 120 & Bye Bye