Team FNA Headed Back To Australia, This Time As Participants!
It was a huge deal when Farmtruck and AZN hopped on a plane and made the trip from ...
It was a huge deal when Farmtruck and AZN hopped on a plane and made the trip from the 405 all the way to Canberra – that’s in Australia for those of you without a globe – last year for the Summernats, one of the nation’s largest automotive events. They spent over a week Down Under checking out the local hotrods and taking in the festivities as honored guests.
If you know anything at all about the Summernats, or the Aussie car culture as a whole, you know burnouts are as important a part of the scene as the are custom wheels and big rowdy superchargers, so Farmtruck and AZN decided to join the fun this go ’round. Instead of just crating up the Farmtruck and shipping it to Oz, they decided to take a little different approach, one that we have to give them huge props for coming up with.
Team FNA instead shipped over another C10 pickup, the same make and model as the Farmtruck we all know and love, and sent that truck down to Canberra Institute of Technology where a whole team of student mechanics and instructors have been awaiting the truck’s arrival. The plan has been laid out pretty clearly: the same ratty appearance of the Farmtruck with a ton of power under the hood. The current plan is for a cammed and blown 6.0 liter for power to make sure the Aussie farmtruck can spin the tires like a champ, and that should be more than enough to do that and plenty more.
Click the video below where Farmturck and AZN talk about their plans for the trip, take a look at progress on the Aussie Farmtruck build, and discuss the build’s ultimate goal with the guys doing the work via live video. We can’t wait to see these two back Down Under, cutting up with the locals and having a good time. As much fun as they had last year, it seems likely they have even more fun their second time around, especially having a truck of their own to throwdown with!