THE BIG RED MACHINE

Drive!|July 2020

THE BIG RED MACHINE
Improvement and innovation are a constant force always moving things forward. Unfortunately for good or bad, some things are left behind in the dust.
Mike Bradford

The 2-stroke Detroit Diesel is one of them. Years ago, the unique snap of a screaming Detroit was commonplace on United States roadways but now is almost totally extinct. For those that desire to again hear that cool ear music, check out this one-off supersized hot rod that calls northern New Hampshire home.

Jay Ouellette is the owner of Bumper to Bumper Auto Repair in Twin Mountain New Hampshire and like many of us grew up reading Hot Rod and other similar magazines yearning for the day he could get behind the wheel of his own ride. That event happened when he was only 15 years old and he hasn’t looked back. Jay said, “I’ve been very fortunate in life in that I have owned just about every car and hot rod I’ve wanted to. Fords, Chevys, Chryslers, a 426 powered Opel and a VW Beetle powered by a big block Oldsmobile just to name a few.” He must have liked the big engine small chassis thing because for 8 years Jay was an authorized dealer for the outrageous V8 powered Boss Hoss motorcycle.

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July 2020