This 1964 Corvette with a tube-chassis from DK Camaros looks incredible. This lightweight Corvette racer was built by Cale Kern Hot Rods and looks like it really means business. It is powered by an RHS LS-based engine that was built and tuned by Johnson Racing. And by Johnson, we mean NHRA legends Warren and Kurt Johnson. By that fact alone, you’ll know that the V8 engine is built with some serious power.
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The engine was built using an RHS block and fitted with a COMP camshaft and valve train with Mast aluminum headers, and a Lunati/Wiseco rotating assembly. For the induction, a FAST LSXR 102mm intake manifold that has a Holley EFI controller was installed. To keep the temperature under control, a Howe radiator and Meziere water pump were added. For the oiling, a Dailey dry-sump system was used. To ensure that all the power is directed to where they should be, a Gearstar Turbo 400 was installed. Its tail shaft was replaced with a Gear Vendors under/overdrive gear-splitter which turns it into a 6-speed transmission. DK Camaros has not divulged on the actual speed of this Corvette but knowing their previous works such as “The Professor”, it is safe to say that this Corvette packs some serious power under the hood. Expect some great records from this one.
The 1965 Corvette coupe body was modified by Cale Kern’s and took 3 months to complete. It is mounted on a chrome alloy tube chassis that was built by Cale Kern and Howe Racing. To ensure the safety, they reinforced it with an integrated roll cage. The suspension was built using Howe Racing parts and billet coilovers. For the brakes, Wilwood discs brakes were installed on all fours. It rides on 18” Boze Boosts wheels fitted with Falken Azenis 315/30 race tires. The gigantic rubbers just look amazing. The interior has been converted into a full racing cockpit. Both seats were replaced by Kirkey aluminum bucket seats that are strapped with 5-point Simpson harnesses. Other interior features included a customized Dakota Digital instrumentation, B&M-Hurst shifter, and a Howe quick-release steering wheel.
After the body work was done, Chad Wells did the paint job which is a Well’s satin silver and charcoal PPG finish. Just by looking at it, you’ll know that this Corvette is really built for the tracks. It has entered in several racing events across the country. In 2014, in became the Grand Champion of the Holley’s LS Fest.