John Gorrie’s Supercharged 1970 Camaro No Time
Timeless racing is the purest form of drag racing – you line up against someone else, execute what you brought in, and hope you brought in enough to win. If you want to be a gamer in the world of timeless racing, you’ve got to bring a big hammer to the start line, and John Gorrie’s Camaro easily ticks that box. Gorrie’s “Meth Head” Camaro features a HEMI-sized punch with a giant screw fan for added power.
Gorrie began his racing career at the age of 16 driving a 1974 Chevrolet-powered small-block Nova. The Nova only ran in the 15 second zone when Gorrie first got it, but with a little work and a lot of nitro it kept going faster. Eventually Gorrie stepped up his racing program and started running a 1966 Nova with a big supercharger – by then the nitrous was dead to him and it was all about the blowers.
The 1970 Camaro Gorrie riders were originally built and driven by Jeff Miller… yes, the same Jeff Miller who drives the Bumble Bee Camaro. Gorrie has been friends with Miller for over 30 years and marked the car of a mutual friend who wound up his racing operation. A AJPE HEMI with an R980 Whipple The screw blower found its way under the hood of the Camaro after Gorrie bought the car. Jared’s Garage built the headers, did the wiring, and added a few other updates to the car. The Camaro is controlled by a Holley ECU.
When Gorrie moved to North Carolina, big tire racing was popular, so he raced the Camaro wherever he could fit the big tires. As the racing landscape changed, so did Gorrie, and since he didn’t have a support run, it was time for a tire change.
“The small tire and radial races really started to take off so we decided to give it a try. My car didn’t fit in most of the big tire categories anymore and the small tire races with no lap were paying well so we started. hitting them. I like small events since I had a family so they are perfect for me I like heads-up races… I’m not the type to do bracket races. time is fun because you never know what you’re going to be racing against in the other lane. I love to race all kinds of cars and engine combinations, “says Gorrie.
John Gorrie’s Camaro looks like a real Hot Wheels car thanks to the giant Whipple supercharger popping out of the hood, but don’t let the looks fool you – this car is no joke. The timeless racing world is a perfect fit for Gorrie and his desire to run anything or anyone.