BTE Car of the Week: Tiaan van der Merwe's Chevy S10

Car of the Week: Tiaan van der Merwe's Chevy S10

Welcome to the BTE Racing Car of the Week series, where we feature our loyal customers and drag racing fans, and the cars (and trucks) they love to race. Today we're featuring Tiaan van der Merwe from South Africa, who owns and races a Chevy S10.

How did you get interested in drag racing?
I have been a Petrol Head ever since I was a boy. It first started with street drags and from there the passion just got bigger.

When and where was your first drag race?
In 1993 on a small track just outside my hometown

What model/year do you race now? Any special features?
Chevy S10 Drag Truck imported from the USA, 632 cu all Aluminum Steve Schmidt Racing Engine cw BTE Turbo 400 2 speed Transmission

Does your car have a nickname?
Intimid8or

What's under the hood?
BBC 632 all Aluminum Steve Schmidt Racing Engine 

Which BTE Racing products do you use in your vehicle?
BTE transmission and converter

Why do you use BTE? How has BTE helped you improve your racing?
From the first transmission that I bought from BTE, I’ve only received awesome service and an excellent product.

Describe BTE Racing in 3 words.
The Way to Go!!!

Who is a drag racer you look up to?
Ryan Martin

If money were no object, what would your dream car be?
Chevy S10

What is your proudest drag racing moment?
When I became number 1 in my class in South Africa

Why do you race?
For the passion and adrenalin 

What is your biggest challenge as a driver?
Not thinking about drag racing (LOL)

 

 

Posted by Amber Ambrose at 10:12 AM