Car of the Week: John Propeck's 1989 Isuzu Amigo

Car of the Week: John Propeck's 1989 Isuzu Amigo

Welcome to the BTE Racing Car of the Week series, where we feature our customers and fans, and the cars (and trucks) they love to race. Today, it’s all about John Propeck from Reno, NV and his 1989 Isuzu Amigo. 

How did you get into drag racing?  

Just a love of fast cars, around 1971. 

When and where was your first race?  

Terminal Island, California, and last race at Orange County International Raceway. My first car was a pro street Vega. 

What model/year do you race now?  

1989 Isuzu Amigo 

Does your car have a nickname?   


What's under the hood? 

347 Small Block Ford w/ Scat rotating assembly 

.709 lift camshaft 

Two modified 650 CFM carburetors 

Alcohol injection system. 

Malory ignition 

Which BTE products do you use in your vehicle?   

BTE super street C4 transmission, flex plate 

Why do you use BTE?   

Known quality and good prices 

Someone you look up to in racing? 

Eddie Hill,  Don Garlits and Cory Mac 

If money were no object, what would you drive?  

1964 Thunderbolt (original) 

What is your pre-race ritual (if you have one)? 

I say game on!

Posted by Amber Ambrose at 9:01 PM