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After campaigning a series of Tri-Five Chevrolets and 409s up and down the eastern seaboard, the late Malcolm Durham, aka “The DC Lip,” went match-racing in 1964. “Our Chevelle was basically a GM version of the 427 Ford Thunderbolts,” said Durham. By 1965 however, Malcolm’s “Strip Blazer IV” sported a radically altered wheelbase, a nitro big-block, and fuel injectors. The Chevelle routinely ran low 10s at 140-plus mph and was the GM car to beat at dragstrips located all around the Capitol Beltway outside Durham’s home base of Washington D.C. Photo courtesy the Malcolm Durham estate.