Watch this video and tell me you're not in love with "Taz Racing," which has loony Brits taking dinky little Fiat 126s and stuffing twin-cam Toyota engines and Chevy V8s inside to create the cutest little dragsters. But damn they're fast, too.
You'll like them even more when you hear the source of the name:
The little Red fiat was started in the same year as my son Danny was born 1985, as Danny grew, the Red fiat was joined by the Blue one built for my brother Mark. The fiats along with Danny and the cars of our friends started to race under the name Big Nose Racing, which for all of you who know Mark and myself the reason for this name is obvious.
In 1997 Danny lost his battle with the disease Cystic Fibrosis, which affects the lungs and digestive systems.
As a tribute to Danny and to ensure he would always be a part of the racing he loved so much, Mark and I decided to change our name to Taz Racing, why Taz? Well Taz was Danny's favourite cartoon character.
Just good people sharing a love of racing and strange Italian hatchbacks.
(Hat tip to Alan Bradley for bringing this to my attention!)