The most non-standard racing car in the world has appeared in the American state of Illinois. It was made from an old Divco 374 milk van in 1962. A video on the Youtube channel Barcroft cars was dedicated to the original car.
The sports car was built by professional racers Mark and Nick Craters. In Connecticut, they found a rusty van that had been standing motionless for a long time. They decided to give the car a second life and prepare it for drag racing.
In appearance, the van has hardly changed – except that the body was lowered, and racing tires were installed. Divco 374 has retained its native paint and Dairy inscriptions on the sides. The rust was not intentionally removed (this style is called a rat-rod).
But the “stuffing” of the van was completely changed. A huge 8.1-liter V8 from Chevrolet was installed under the hood, supplemented with a pair of turbines. The power reached an impressive 815 hp.
The 1995 Chevrolet pickup truck became a suspension donor, and seats from Dodge Caravan were installed in the cabin. In addition, the milk truck was equipped with a powerful audio system.
At the very first drag racing competitions, Divco 374 showed a good result — he drove a quarter of a mile (402 m) in 12 seconds and developed 183 km/h at the finish. In addition, the public appreciated the non-standard design of the racing car. Now the milk truck is a frequent guest on various shows.