From Copenhagen to Columbus
Attesting to the worldwide appeal of drag racing, and the almost worldwide use of speed equipment from the U.S., one can walk by the '63 Nova several times, hear it run, watch it do mid 8-second quarter-mile runs, and not realize the car was built in Denmark and races there regularly. It's in the U.S. for the celebration of the owners' 25th wedding anniversary, which coincides with the Super Chevy Show's own silver anniversary. Lene Jensen and her husband Soren shipped the car to the U.S. earlier this year, toured the country, and had been to other Super Chevy Shows before we caught up with them at Columbus. They plan on being in Gainesville for the season finale, and then it's back home. Quite the anniversary party we'd say.
But all the adventure wasn't just on the track or at the show. Soren purchased a truck and trailer to transport their Nova, and went to Nebraska to pick up the truck. A camper shell was installed only to watch it fly off in the winds stirred up by a tornado passing a short distance away. Needless to say, the shell was splintered. They don't have weather like that in Denmark.
Mom's Toy has a 540ci GM Bow-Tie low-deck big-block with Bow-tie-ported aluminum heads, an Eagle 4340 steel crank,SRP 10:1 pistons, NOS Big Shot plate nitrous system, a JW Ultraglide trans, 4.10:1 Dana 60 four-link rearend, and a tube chassis certified for 7.50 secs. Lene has run 9.40 on motor and 8.35 on nitrous.
Thanks for spending your anniversary with us.