Video: “Spoolbus” Schools Rivals On The Street

Creativity takes people in some pretty wild directions. Some people look at a ’90s SUV as a beater, while others look at it as a fighting machine ready to beat down any takers.

Who wouldn't want a ride in the Spoolbus?!

Who wouldn’t want a ride in the Spoolbus?!

This 1994 Chevy S-10 Blazer clearly went the second route, and we think it was definitely the right decision. Having owned it since he was fifteen years old (he now looks to be in his thirties), the owner has since replaced the stock 2.8-liter V6 with a turbocharged LT1 V8 for a big boost in the power department. He’s never had the SUV dynoed, but he estimates it makes between 600-800 horsepower.

The “Spoolbus” certainly looks like the kind of ride we’d like to have take us to school. Speaking of which, the owner does just that in above video as he engages in some friendly highway racing against various competitors.

The owner jokes that the sign acts as braking force for the Spoolbus. Yeah, that's not a good idea!

First up is a fourth-gen Trans Am making 530 horsepower. We can hear the turbo scream as the race begins, and down goes the Firebird, shot out of the sky by the deceptively fast Blazer. Flames spit out of the cowl-induction hood as the engine calms down, making for a good show on the freeway.

Next, the driver proceeds to smoke a Malibu and a turbo Civic, but in the end, he ultimately loses to a pair of Corvettes – a stock C7 and a supercharged C6, putting an end to the asphalt-bound mayhem. We’re not condoning street racing here, but at least it gives us a good idea of what the Spoolbus is capable of.

Air brake deployed.

What did you think of the Spoolbus? Would you want to try out a Blazer build of your own, or pass on it and just stick to cars? Let us know in the comments below.

About the author

David Chick

David Chick comes to us ready for adventure. With passions that span clean and fast Corvettes all the way to down and dirty off-road vehicles (just ask him about his dream Jurassic Park Explorer), David's eclectic tastes lend well to his multiple automotive writing passions.
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