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Rear-Engine Mini-Truck Madness

Season 4 Episode 45 00:31:26
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About Episode 45

This time around, Freiburger and Finnegan travel to Santa Rosa, California, to drive a crazy '74 Mazda RPU mini-truck all the way back to SoCal, where they'll compete in Optima's Search for the Ultimate Street Car Challenge. The Mazda is an oddity, originally powered by a rotary engine but later converted to Olds Toronado front-wheel drive drivetrain sometime in the late-1980s. With a 455ci big-block and '69 Toronado transaxle slid between the rear frame rails, the seller claimed wheelies and 10-second ETs. However, Finnegan and Freiburger quickly discover their $5,000 mini-truck has more style than substance. Can they hang with the big dogs at the races? Special thanks to our official product sponsors, Dickies, Optima Batteries and Eastwood Tools. Sign up before December 17, 2015 at www.bestofeastwood.com for a chance to win one of eight of the prizes being offered. Take 90 seconds and enter to win now!