Freiburger vs. Finnegan $1,500-Car Shootout!

Roadkill fans always ask to see a competition with hosts David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan going against each other, so we finally deliver it in Episode 59 of Roadkill powered by Dodge! The idea was to have each guy buy a car for $1,500 and enter the Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational in Las Vegas. But there was a catch: the cars could not be American-made. Finnegan ended up with a 1974 Honda Civic—now known as Laphonda—and Freiburger had to go rear-wheel drive with a rotary-powered 1985 Mazda RX-7…but then the whole thing went “Roadkill” in a huge plume of Honda smoke. The story ends up with burnouts, road-tripping, engine explosions, engine swapping, racing, and, as usual, thrashing around in the desert. That’s a lot of fun for $3,000 worth of cars. Roadkill is sponsored by Lincoln Tech, CRC Auto, Optima Batteries, Pioneer Car Audio, Jegs, EBC Brakes, and Cooper Tire!

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  1. I would like to see Laphonda again soley for the reason that you could do something really stupid with it (Which i yet have to decide on what but it has mostly to do with turning it in to a late 70’s early 80’s Rallycar (Renault 5 Turbo)). on the other hand the classic thing to do is to Engineswap the RX-7.

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    1. I agree. Group B rally cars were just insane. Also, when you think the ’80s F1 cars were getting 1000hp out of a 1500cc four pot, it would be fun to see just how much power could be crammed into that little Civic with just four cylinders.

      Then drop a blown LS into the Mazda, because Roadkill…

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