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 Milan Perazic of Kamloops, BC Canada and his 1923 Ford T-Bucket.
How did you get into drag racing?
My stepfather turned me onto drag racing when I was a kid. We still try to make time and go together every year.
When and where was your first race?
Old Time Drags in Ashcroft, British Columbia in 2000
What model/year do you race now?
I have a 1923 Ford T Bucket. Currently modifying it from a daily driver to be more strip capable.
Does your car have a nickname?
I've called it a lot of things. But only after a blackened nail or exhaust burn.
What's under the hood?
Which BTE products do you use in your vehicle?
I run a BTE 10" street / strip torque converter
Why do you use BTE?
BTE had the best product for my application. And they had the patience to guide a novice builder on the proper installation.
Someone you look up to in racing?
F1 Racer Niki Lauda was pretty admirable.
If money were no object, what would you drive?
If money wasn't an object, I'd build my own nostalgia racer with all the goodies the Top Sportsman run.
What is your pre-race ritual (if you have one)?
More of a post race ritual. "Cracking a cold one.”