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CRUSHER Top Doorslammer 2010/present – SCF Race Car Fabrication chrome moly chassis, Zappia Racing Suspension System, carbon fibre composite body. TFX 511 Hemi, PSI Screw Blower, B & J 3 Speed transmission.

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STRIKER Top Doorslammer 2006/2010 – Anderson chrome moly chassis, Zappia Racing Suspension System, steel body with composite front end and doors. BAE 511 Hemi, Whipple/PSI Screw Blowers, B & J 3 Speed transmission.

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RENTCO Top Doorslammer 2005/2006 – Anderson chrome moly chassis, Zappia Racing Suspension System, steel body with composite front end and doors. BAE 511 Hemi, Whipple Screw Blower, B & J 3 Speed transmission. Best time 5.967 @ 241.97mph.

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Southside Engine Centre Top Doorslammer March 2003 debut – 2005- Anderson chrome moly chassis, Zappia Racing Suspension System, steel body with composite front end and doors. BAE 511 Hemi, Whipple Screw Blower, B & J 3 Speed transmission.

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Zaps Rat Top Doorslammer – 2001 build shots.

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Zaps Rat Burnout Exhibition Special – 2001/2003. The original Zap’s Rat 1 with a water cooled 408 Small Block Chev and 8/71 blower.

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Zap’s Rat 1 – AA/AP trim. 2001. Chopped steel body with fibreglass front end, and blown Walt Austin 511 Hemi. Raced the 2001/2002 Motorplex season, while the new Top Doorslammer was being built.

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Zap’s Rat I 2001 – the resurrection! Southside Engine Centre pictures of the car in Jan 2001, prior to the first run in over 5 years.

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Zap’s Rat III Top Alcohol Funny Car, T/A best lap – 6.16 @ 228mph; AA/FC best lap – 6.21 @ 234mph.


Zap’s Rat II Steel Doorslammer body, on a funnycar chassis. Crashed on first outing, due to chute failure.


Zap’s Rat 1995 Winter Nationals. Chopped steel body with fibreglass front end, and blown 554 Walt Austin Hemi – last run in the car for the period, ending with a 200mph fire.

Zap’s Rat 1995 Nationals – 1st Top Doorslammer Exhibition in Australia. Chopped steel body with fibreglass front end, and blown 554 Walt Austin Hemi. Top Qualified, and Winner, by defeating Perth champion Brendan McSweeney. Best lap – 6.54 @ 218mph.


Zap’s Rat 1994 – 1995 Chopped steel body with fibreglass front end, and blown 540 Walt Austin Hemi.


Zap’s Rat 1992 – 1993 Chopped steel body with fibreglass front end, and blown 540 Walt Austin Hemi. Best Lap – 6.74 @ 214mph (World Doorslammer speed record). Defeated visiting USA NHRA champion Wayne Torkleson.


Zap’s Rat 1991 – 1992 Blown AA/GAS and BB/ALT, Steel body with fibreglass front end, and blown 540 Walt Austin Hemi. Best Lap – 6.93 @ 209mph


Zap’s Rat 1989 – 1991 Blown AA/GAS and BB/ALT, Steel body with fibreglass front end (bonnet scoop), and blown 496 to 526 KB Hemi. Best lap – 7.19 @ 194mph.


Zap’s Rat 1987 – 1988 Blown AA/GAS and BB/ALT, Steel body with fibreglass front end, and blown 482 KB Hemi.
Best lap – 7.36 @ 187mph.


Zap’s Rat 1987 – 1988 Blown AA/GAS, Steel body with a steel front end, blown 427 Chev, large rear wing, and 14×32 rear slicks. Best lap – 7.95 @ 174mph.


Zap’s Rat 1986 – 1987 Blown AA/GAS, Steel body with a steel front end, blown 427 Chev, small rear wing, and 14×32 rear slicks. Best lap – 8.34 @ 171mph.


Zap’s Rat 1984 – 1986 Injected A/Gas, with an all steel body, injected 454 Chev, and 14×32 rear slicks.
Best lap – 9.11 @ 151mph.